Monday, June 18, 2012

MODL Pursues UNSM For Help With Surplus Schools

It's another avenue for help with surplus schools. The District of Lunenburg is branching out to the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities to help pass a resolution to the province regarding closed schools in the area. The municipality feels Riverport Elementary, Blockhouse and Centre Consolidated have been downloaded on them to deal with. Mayor Don Downe says the province is in the wrong.

Downe says the municipality contributes roughly $3.8-million to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. He says they would be looking at the same cost to take care of the three schools.

The resolution asks for two changes, which include requesting the province to change the existing agreement to give municipal units the option of owning a school.