The mayor of Mulgrave says a couple of upcoming meetings will hopefully help determine the fate of the town’s school.
Councillors passed terms of reference for members of a committee trying to come up with usage options during June’s regular town council meeting Monday night.
Ralph Hadley, the town’s mayor, said they’ve been trying to meet with provincial officials, and that’s expected to happen June 14.
After Monday’s meeting, Hadley told The Hawk he’s staying positive regarding possible outcomes.
“I’m hoping- I always have to have hope and faith,” he said. “I’m sure that the minister will listen to us, and I’m sure when he takes it back to his staff that we’ll end up getting something- I’m hoping, I’m very positive that we will get something.”
The committee is made up of councillors and eight residents.
Hadley said they’re reviewing operating costs for the facility.
“We don’t really have all the numbers yet,” he said. “We just got a copy of the power bill lately, and now we’re getting copies of the fuel and the lights and the cleaning.”
Hadley said the town’s taxpayers won’t be able to afford the school if they don’t receive any financial assistance from officials with the provincial government.