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City of Merritt committees to continue to fold before municipal elections.

A motion from Councillor Linda Brown to have committees stay in place was defeated at Tuesday's regular meeting of Council.

Despite no official rule in the Community Charter, committees will be disbanded again in September.

"Other municipalities and regional districts do not stop committees just because its an election year. The committees just keep working, and councillors are replaced by the incoming council and everything works just fine."

Following the last election in 2014, it took over a year for city committees to get off the ground.


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