The Mulgrave Mayor is not surprised that his community is one of a few not meeting enough benchmarks to be considered financially viable. The Municipal Affairs Department says the index indicates Westville, Clark’s Harbour and Mulgrave have failed a test that could result in an automatic review of their financial viability. Lorne Mac Donald says the municipal unit knew this was coming and they want the public to play a role in deciding the future governance of Mulgrave. The town is considering items like being absorbed by the county, sharing services or staying with the status quo.
Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey says he is working with municipalities to finalize the review process, which was recommended in a draft report released last fall.