PEI

Amalgamation tool kit in the works for P.E.I. municipalities

The Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities wants to make it easier for communities to get information about amalgamation by putting together a tool kit, or a booklet containing basic information on the process.

Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities hopes to make it easier for communities to get basic information

Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities president Bruce MacDougall says an amalgamation tool kit would give municipalities basic information they need. (CBC)

The Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities wants to make it easier for communities to get information about amalgamation.

President Bruce MacDougall said the federation has been getting requests for information from a number of municipalities looking to expand their boundaries.

So the federation wants to put together what it calls a municipal regionalization tool kit, a booklet containing basic information on the process, he said.

"We decided that you know we are going to go out and pull a tool kit together so that municipalities, when they are talking with their neighbours, that at least they'll be able to have sort of a blueprint of what they need to do, what they need to ask for and that type of thing."

MacDougall said it's clear that the status quo is not acceptable and something has to be done.

He also said, strong municipalities are important for a strong province.

Tenders to develop the tool kit close on Jan. 28.

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