Prince Edward County is going ahead with incorporating a non-share capital corporation to assist the farm ad hoc committee.
At their meeting on Tuesday night, CAO James Hepburn told council by doing this, it gives the committee flexibility and is reasonable to have for a number of things.
The motion didn’t sit well with Councillor Jamie Forrester who says the committee is heading in a direction he doesn’t agree with and that was his concern from the get go.
Acting Mayor Dianne O’Brien says this is a good thing to incorporate.
Hepburn told those around the horseshoe by doing this it makes sure they don’t run afoul of the Municipal Act.
Councillor David Harrison has also been against the formation of the ad hoc committee and told his fellow councillors this was a a band-aid solution to get farmers through this four year assessment period.
He asked what would happen if assessments shift back in the other direction in 2020.
Many in chambers felt it was a good place to start.
Incorporation will come at a cost between $3,000 and 5,000.