The chair of the McCallum Relocation Committee said that the committee is in the process of organizing a second expression of interest concerning possible relocation.
A section of the community of McCallum where permanent residents will be asked to participate in an expression of interest on October 1 to possibly relocate over the next two year period or so.
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Andrew Wright, the Manager Community Liaison with the local government division in the Department of Municipal Affairs, held a public meeting in the community on August 22 as requested from the first expression of interest, which showed that 79 percent of the people would like to relocate.
The chair of the committee said that forms will be sent to all 38 households in McCallum and that they hope to receive all forms back by October 1. The forms will then be sealed and forwarded to the proper government officials.
The McCallum Relocation Committee will also be attempting to start a petition in the near future asking government to change the required 90 percent of permanent residents needed to relocate a community’s residents back to 80 percent.
The chair said that in a small community like McCallum the required 90 percent vote needed for possible relocation actually means that two or three households can determine whether a community relocates or not.
The chair said that the petition, if approved by the committee, will be sent to communities in the Coast of Bays for possible signatures.
There are eight students in the St. Peter’s School while there are 27 people in the community in the 25 to 50 age range while there are 50 people in the 50 to 80 age group.