By Barb McKay
Kincardine has officially started the process to form a natural gas corporation.
Municipal CAO Murray Clarke told The Independent Monday via email that council met with legal firm Borden Ladner Gervais during a closed meeting last Wednesday about advancing the project to bring natural gas to the region. When council returned to open session it passed a motion to hire the firm to carry out the first phase of the project.
According to Murray, the first phase would include the development of a term sheet or memorandum of understanding among the three municipal partners; create the natural gas corporation and appoint the initial board of directors; finalize the preferred option business case and roll-out the first round of stakeholder engagement, which will include the public, governments and others.
Before the work begins, Murray said, representatives with Borden Ladner and Gervais will meet with the councils of the Huron-Kinloss Township and Arran-Elderslie Township, which are also participating in the natural gas project.