MODG pursuing new strategic plan

By Helen Murphy    

GUYSOROUGH – The Municipality of the District of Guysborough has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consulting services to assist it in developing a new strategic plan.

The work will include coordinating and facilitating a consultation process that includes input from council, staff, residents and key stakeholders (including businesses and community stakeholders). Cost for plan development is not to exceed $30,000 and proposals are due by Nov. 25.

As background in the RFP, the municipality says that it “welcomes and encourages business and industrial development of all types while ensuring the protection of our natural environment. We strive to be responsive, open and supportive of business development.

“While many rural municipalities in Nova Scotia have struggled to survive, the MODG has stood as a model often referenced by senior levels of government for our openness and support for business development and growth and is perhaps the most financially stable municipality in the province,” the RFP states.

MODG expects to award the $30,000 contract in December and have a new plan in place by May.