Mackenzie County receives petition to create a New Municipality

MACKENZIE COUNTY — Mackenzie County council will be reviewing a petition requesting that a new municipality be formed this week.

On February 21st of this year, Mackenzie County’s Minister of Municipal Affairs received a petition requesting that a new municipality be created, consisting of Wards 9 and 10 of Mackenzie County and the Town of Rainbow Lake.

The person appointed to review the petition has determined the petition to be sufficient, according to the requirements in the Municipal Government Act.

Sufficiency of the petition means the request meets the requirements to be considered by the Minister, with the Minister to now set make a presentation to council. At their regular town council meeting this week Mackenzie County council will be opening the petition for discussion for the first time.

–Alex Rodgerson, Trending 55 News