The president of the board of directors of the Yarmouth Arts Regional Council says they will not allow a delay to hamper plans for the construction of a new arts centre.
Mitch Bonnar says it's time to get moving on the project.
The board has sent out a Request For Proposals seeking a suitable piece of land.
"A parcel of land that may be around the area in the Yarmouth region, hopefully to build a theatre on, if necessary."
Bonnar says a meeting planned between the town and the YARC board for this week has been delayed at the request of the mayor who is out of the province.
"We were going to have another meeting in two weeks which would have been probably today, but I heard from the mayor yesterday, they'd like to put it off for another two to three weeks."
He doesn't think issuing the RFP will damper any future talks with the town.
"I don't think it will affect it very much, I mean, as a board we have a duty to do the best we can for the board and that's one of the things is look at all the options that may be available.