The Provincial Offer of Restructure Assistance was addressed, initially, in a March 25, 2021, letter (PDF) from The Honourable Josie Osbourne, Minister of Municipal Affairs. The Minister outlines a total offer of $5,352,030 in both cash and in-kind assistance that would be provided to assist a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality. Included in this total was $700,000 in road rehabilitation work that would be undertaken by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) during the post-incorporation five-year transition period.
A subsequent email from MOTI provided an update (PDF) to the road rehabilitation portion of the Provincial Offer. In this update, MOTI increased the number of kilometers of roads that would be rehabilitated. The value of the rehabilitation work increased from $700,000 to $1,500,000 — a total increase of $800,000.
This change to the value of the road rehabilitation work produces a new Provincial Offer total of $6,152,030 in cash and in-kind assistance.