Municipal Affairs and Environment
January 24, 2018

Minister Joyce Congratulates George’s Brook-Milton on Becoming a Town

The Provincial Government has approved the request of the Local Service District of George’s Brook-Milton to incorporate and become a town.

The announcement was made yesterday evening at a meeting which was attended by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; Neil King, MHA for Bonavista; Craig Pardy, Chair of the Local Service District; and Tony Keats, President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.

As a town, George’s Brook-Milton will have expanded legislative authority and access to additional revenue sources which will assist in leveraging additional provincial and federal funding for infrastructure projects. The incorporation will assist the community in providing better services and outcomes for residents.

The incorporation of George’s Brook-Milton is consistent with The Way Forward: Realizing Our Potential to assist in developing safe and sustainable communities.

Quotes
“We are pleased to be granting this community-driven request. We will be working with George’s Brook-Milton and will provide ongoing guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition throughout the incorporation process.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“This is positive news for the residents of George’s Brook-Milton as incorporation will assist the town in securing funding for future infrastructure projects. I commend Chair Craig Pardy and members of the Local Service District for moving the initiative forward and thank Minister Eddie Joyce and officials with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment for working with the residents of George’s Brook-Milton through the incorporation process.”
Neil King
MHA for Bonavista

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The Way Forward: Realizing Our Potential: thewayforward.gov.nl.ca/documents/Realizing_our_potential.pdf

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Media contacts
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Kristina George
Government Members Office
709-729-5306, 693-7488
kristinageorge@gov.nl.ca

2018 01 24                                                   10:50 a.m.