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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Loss of Morna Heights School Would Hurt City Coffers

Mayor Ivan Court says the loss of Morna Heights school would also mean the loss of big dollars for the city.

Court spoke at the first of 3 public presentations by the District 8 Education Council on the proposal to close down Morna Heights, Inglewood, and Grand Bay Primary.

He says a new school built in Grand-Bay Westifeld would draw people to that area while the city continues to bleed tax-payers.

He says a declining city population has already cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in gas tax revenue and the city would have to raise taxes in order to make up the revenue.

Another meeting is scheduled at Grand-Bay Primary tonight at 7:30pm and then the following night at Inglewood.  More public meetings will also be held next month.