Just like the father of a bride, the regional district will pay for a portion of a study that explores the marriage of two communities.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has confirmed it will fork over $10,000 toward the $34,00 Trail-Warfield amalgamation study, which will be paid for on a per-capita basis, it was announced at a Trail council meeting Monday night.
After collecting financial data from each community, Urban Systems will meet again with the amalgamation steering committee, which will then decide whether or not to proceed.
“I would think that once all the financials in the report are discussed and reviewed it’s going to be up to the committee to see if it’s the will of the committee to proceed to Phase 2,” said Trail councillor Fred Romano.
“If the will of the committee is that it’s not going to be a go, hypothetically, then why would we waste our time and money?”
Phase 2 of the study would look at refining financial implications, focusing on various governance issues and will include discussing or negotiating amalgamation conditions with the province.