Residents of Grande Cache will soon decide on the future of their community. A public vote on whether it should remain a town or become a hamlet of the MD of Greenview has been scheduled.
The two municipalities recently asked the province to expedite a viability review. They are used by municipalities to determine whether changes are needed to keep them functioning.
One was approved for Grande Cache by Minister of Municipal Affairs Shaye Anderson earlier this month. It sets the vote on dissolution for September 24th and 25th. An advance vote may also be held.
Town council is in favour of dissolving, as it’s been determined the municipality is no longer sustainable. An infrastructure audit report done last year found it needs more than $80 million worth repairs, upgrades, and new construction.
If residents vote for their town to be dissolved, and the provincial government approves, it’s proposed the current council and two town representatives would govern it until the 2021 municipal election. Public information sessions will be held ahead of voting day this fall.