Town Council Meeting Digest - May 8, 2018

Committee Recommendations

• General Government Committee: The committee gave a ‘notice of motion’ regarding a revised Expense and Hospitality Claims policy. Council also approve the Committee’s recommended list of 2018/19 Town grants. 

Unfinished Business

• Council appointed the following members of the Comprehensive Community Plan Advisory Team to draft the request for proposals terms of reference: Councillor Risser, Graham Fisher (Senior Planner, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations). 

Council determined that the Planning Advisory Committee will select their representative at their May 14 meeting, and that the Planning Development Manager will provide recommendations for citizen representatives at the May 22 Council meeting.

• Noise Bylaw: the mediator, Jim Musgrave, presented on proposed facilitated discussion sessions to address public concerns. Council approved moving forward with these sessions.

• Draft 2018/19 Town Budget: the Finance Director reviewed the proposed budget updates to meet the goal of no more than a 1% tax rate change.  

New Business

• A letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs giving 12-months’ notice of provincial action that could either decrease revenues or increase expenditures of municipalities was shared from Municipal Affairs, Environment, Justice, Health & Wellness, Intergovernmental Affairs, Natural Resource, and Housing.

• Council approved Mary Knickle’s request for free use of the LAMP Auditorium for a music students’ recital on May 27th.• A Community Connector bus proposal for Lunenburg County was reviewed – Council voted to send a letter of endorsement regarding the project to the Province.

• Special Event permits were approved for a Masonic District Church Service march on May 27th, and a Golden Retrievers Walk on July 21st.

• Council discussed a citizen request for review of the approved horse and carriage route; no action will be taken at this time.

Thanks to those who came out!