Thursday, July 19, 2018 (Windsor, NS) – In a Special meeting of Joint Council a motion was passed that the Municipality of the District of West Hants and the Town of Windsor make a request to the Minister of Municipal Affairs to enter into negotiations to consolidate the two municipalities through special legislation and that the process be completed no later than December 31, 2020. The recommendation was passed by both Councils immediately following the Joint Council meeting.
Both the Town of Windsor and the Municipality of West Hants are excited to move in this direction. The Councils made this decision to allow our region to grow unhindered by the political differences that have obstructed moving the region forward for many decades.
The deadline of December 2020 allows time for negotiations, discussions and the ability to identify the unique needs of both municipal units. The Councils remain committed to their residents and strengthening our region’s economic and social future.
A request for a meeting has been made to our Minister of Municipal Affairs, Chuck Porter, MLA Hants West, to begin the discussions on the modernization of our two units. Both Councils are eager to work with the Minister as he has represented our area since 2006 and is familiar not only with our struggles, but more importantly our potential. It is anticipated the Province will recognize the leading role that both the Municipality and the Town have taken with tonight’s decision and be an active partner in this process.