Town status to be discussed

Eric McCarthy
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TIGNISH -- Tignish residents will have their say April 23 on whether their municipality should apply for town status. 

Tignish Council chairman, Allan McInnis

The meeting will be held in the municipal building at 7 p.m.

Council chair Allan McInnis, suggested there is little difference between community and town status. He noted town councils may approve their own budget whereas residents have a say at community annual meetings.

Either way, he suggested, a Tignish Council would still welcome input from its residents. “Being transparent, that’s still a good approach,” he said.

Status change, he said, would not cause taxes to go up and street maintenance would remain the responsibility of the Province.

"Pretty well, if you chalk it up on either side, there’s only one or two differences," he commented.

McInnis said he is looking forward to the public meeting on municipal status to gain input from residents.

Another West Prince municipality, O’Leary, recently changed from community to town status.

 

 

Organizations: Tignish Council

Geographic location: West Prince

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  • ascension resident
    April 15, 2014 - 17:47

    ''Pretty well, if you chalk it up on either side, there’s only one or two differences'' ............ SO WHY BOTHER ?????!?!?!? Oh, I know why. So you can position yourself to expand when Wes Sheridan gives the go-ahead to amalgamate the low-tax, low-service unincorporated areas. Maybe you should be TRANSPARENT about that too