Cumberland Approves New Electoral Boundaries
Cumberland Municipal Council has set new electoral boundaries to accommodate an eight seat council.
Council approved a new map for the eight districts last night, and an application will be sent to the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board (UARB) to make it official.
The decision was not unanimous. Three councillors were opposed to the new distribution, including Don Fletcher, Dan Rector, and Ernie Gilbert who was recently elected Deputy Warden.
Prior to his no vote, Fletcher commented on the new boundaries created for District Eight, part of which he currently represents. He said, “It is the largest district in the county and the second largest in the province. No councillor can cover all of that area.”
The UARB will hold a public hearing on the matter, perhaps by February before making its ruling. However, the UARB asked for the review and recent decisions elsewhere suggest the Board will favour a smaller council.
Click HERE for a larger view of the new electoral districts.
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