George’s Brook-Milton meeting on town feasibility study postponed

Published on March 14, 2017

Chairman of the George's Brook-Milton local service district, Craig Pardy.

©Jonathan Parsons photo

A public meeting scheduled for tonight, March 14, in George’s Brook-Milton with consultants on findings from a feasibility study has been postponed until Tuesday, March 21.

Craig Pardy, chair of the Local Service District (LSD), told The Packet the delay was caused because government is currently reviewing the feasibility study.

A recent study conducted by the LSD found that 74.1 percent of the population agreed with the idea of becoming a town.

Pardy, who explained that the government funded consultation will consider various options, believes that that the findings will prove that becoming a municipality is the most feasible choice.

“The terms of reference of this study now included annexation with Clarenville, and is a little more broader than what we went to the people with people,” explained Pardy.

“These are two people that were hired by government to look at what our government’s options are and choose the best one.  If they select the best one to be a standalone municipality, it just confirms what the people wish to do, and what we suggested the best option to be,” said Pardy.

The meeting will now go ahead on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the recreation centre in George’s Brook.