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Three municipalities step closer to amalgamation

Municipal clerks for La Vallee, Emo, and Alberton are going to begin the daunting task of doing an joint review on possible cost savings through amalgamation.

After a question-and-answer session with Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing reps last week, the clerks will get together to see whether a single municipal office and council would be more cost-efficient.

Town struggles with provincial decision

Provincial legislation passed May 17 has left the town’s administration struggling to avoid costly delays to June’s tax bills.

The new legislation requires all municipalities to include an individual levy breakdown with every property tax bill. But that information may not be prepared in time for the June billing dates because an outside agency is required to compile it.