Creating fertile ground is key to growing a thriving local economy. One municipality making efficient and timely decisions on municipal planning, bylaws and consistent administration for most of Pictou County will help create that fertile ground.
Last week, Doug Griffiths, an MLA from Alberta, visited Pictou County to share the wisdom he has gathered from working with communities in his province. He said that communities need to create their own solutions to their challenges and that those solutions are often found through working with your neighbours.
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board released a preliminary order today on the application by the Municipality of the County of Pictou and the Towns of New Glasgow, Stellarton and Pictou. The Board concluded that amalgamation is in the best interests of residents.
On Friday, April 29, 2016 the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board issued its preliminary decision on the voluntary and conditional application for amalgamation submitted by the Municipality of the County of Pictou, and the towns of New Glasgow, Pictou and Stellarton.
Lower taxes for rural services, infrastructure improvements, strong community identities, and fair representation.
Dramatic demographic shifts, increasing expectations of citizens and the globalization of how we do business are putting new pressures on municipalities all over North America. Many are struggling to keep up with these fast-paced changes.