City to meet with review consultants for update Monday

Gary Kean
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Corner Brook’s city council will be meeting with the consultant hired to conduct the municipality’s operational and organizational review Monday.

Representatives from KPMG, the firm hired to produce recommendations on how the city can be run more efficiently, had initially planned to have an interim report of its preliminary findings for the city Thursday.

Mayor Charles Pender said that date has been pushed back until next week because some key personnel from the city were away this week and it would also give the consultant some extra time to prepare.

The meeting with the consultants from KPMG will now happen after the public meeting of city council Monday. The public meeting has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. so the city and the consultants can meet in the early evening.

The private meeting will essentially be to update and review what the consultants heard during their consultations with council, city staff and residents in late April.

The next phase will be to transform all the information gathered into recommendations for the direction the city should take.

“We’re basically at the midway point now,” Pender said of the review process.

The mayor has been posting updates of the review process on his Facebook page.

While the final report was expected to be in council’s hands by the end of July, Pender said it is now likely to be ready in early August.

“All this is timed so that, when the fall comes and we need to change things or need to do training or anything that has a budgetary impact, then we will have time to consider all those things for the upcoming year,” said Pender.

Organizations: KPMG

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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Recent comments

  • Devil's Advocate
    May 25, 2014 - 19:07

    This is the people at city hall admitting that they don't know what they are doing. How much is this costing us?

  • John q
    May 24, 2014 - 08:19

    I hope this exercise includes downsizing the city staff top to bottom....