The Municipality of the County of Annapolis is requesting a 90-day delay in going forward with a water rate application to the Utility Review Board to permit time to meet with Annapolis Royal town officials.
In a media release Monday, the county said that in light of the recent application by the Town of Annapolis Royal for intervener status at the county’s scheduled water rate hearing, a review of the past contractual arrangements for the provision of water to the Town has been completed by senior staff.
“Upon this review, it has become obvious that there has been a “disconnect” in regard to communications between the two municipalities in this regard,” said Annapolis County Warden Reg Ritchie. “So, to permit time to meet with town officials to work through this matter we’re requesting a 90-day delay in the water rate application.”
Council will be kept informed of the progress during these talks and should any changes to the application to the Utility Review Board become necessary this matter will be brought back to council for their consideration and decision.