Another Shot at Amalgamation?

Amalgamation or annexation talks between the RM and the Town of Lac du Bonnet were held on Dec. 10th in the Lac du bonnet Chambers council.  The Province of Manitoba has asked RM's and Towns in Manitoba to investigate the possibility of amalgamations during the next 12 month.  I personally believe that there has to be some tax savings for both parties as duplication of services and centralization of the administration could take place.  It is also clear that it would be easier for both organizations to apply for provincial and federal grant money as they would meet grant requirements by having a larger population base.  There should also be advantages  for ratepayers in terms of economic development through a larger tax base.  Of course none of this will not happen over night, but it is great to see our community leaders examining the possibility.  Check my Blog for updates, as I will keep a close eye on how this progresses.

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