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City Council will hold its first official meeting of 2020 tomorrow.

The relatively small opening agenda of the year will see a debate on whether the city should remain in partnership with Gold Country.

The Gold Country Communities Society was incorporated in 1991 and currently includes the municipalities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Lytton, Merritt and the TNRD electoral areas of E, I, J, M, and N. Gold Country assists small communities and regional electoral areas to provide tourism coverage and marketing.

“Staff feels we are producing quite a bit of content here within Tourism Merritt. There have been council comments about, why are we paying a membership fee for things we’re duplicating in-house,” said Tourism Manager Will George.

In the last contract, which expires this month, the City was paying an annual membership fee of $8,400.

The first council meeting of 2020 begins Tuesday at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.


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