The Amalgamation Quiz #2
submitted by reader
Published on March 18, 2016
Here are a few more additions to the Amalgamation Quiz:
What are the facts and figures on the ‘New Scotland Business Development Corporation’ and its business partners, Municipal Warden Ron Baillie and Mayor Barrie MacMillan?
How many million $$$ could New Glasgow possibly be held responsible for?
Who will pay for the maintenance or demolition of the surplus local arenas that Mayor Joe Hawes has previously said are in need?
Are there new businesses that are about to come to the new ‘One Pictou County?’ How many more business parks do we need to build?
Which municipal partner is in the worst financial position in Pictou County? Which ones are in the least debt?
Where is the projected plan to pay down the annual expenses, and have a surplus for bringing about the creation of a better ‘OnePictouCounty’ after the equalization funding formula changes after five years and we receive nearly 1.7 $million less per year ?
Why did we negotiate with the province to receive less in annual equalization after five years?
Did the PC Wellness Centre Management borrow $12 million from N.S. Municipal Finance, and who will be held responsible for that future debt?
What is their annual deficit now?
How much is Nustadia.com management costing that corporation annually?
What do Greece and New Glasgow have in common?
Do you believe your ‘taxes / cost of living’ in an amalgamated Pictou County won’t increase?
As an average ratepayer, are you feeling comfortable about the way your tax dollars are being put to use?
Do you think this fall election will bring noticeable change to the present incumbent councilors?
Do you want to see the anonymous critics of ‘No Amalgamation’ comments, step out and identify themselves properly?
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