05/26/2015 07:51 EDT | Updated 05/26/2016 05:59 EDT

Cape Breton council considering possible appeal of order reducing its size

ARICHAT, N.S. - The warden of Cape Breton's Richmond County says municipal officials need more time to determine if there are grounds to appeal a decision on the size of its council.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board ruled last week that council should be cut from 10 members to five.

Following Monday's council meeting Warden Victor David said the possibility of an appeal of the review board's decision is still on the table.

David says members of the Eastern District Planning Commission will draw up revised boundaries to be submitted to the review board.

He says once the board issues a formal order the council will have 30 days to file an appeal.

The board's decision was based on a consultant's report that was rejected by the council in a vote held in December. (CIGO)