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2015-10-20_Council

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

October 20, 2015

SUMMARY OF MOTIONS



MOTION 151020.01  Minutes Public Hearing Bridgetown Water Supply August 18, 2015. 1

MOTION 151020.02  Minutes Public Hearing Bunchberry August 18, 2015. 1

MOTION 151020.03  Minutes Regular Session September 15, 2015. 1

MOTION 151020.04  Minutes Special Session September 21, 2015. 1

MOTION 151020.05  Proclamation – October as Mi’kmaq History Month. 4

MOTION 151020.06  Letter of Support – Annapolis County 4H to Host Pro Show 2017. 4

MOTION 151020.07  Bridgetown Area Community Fund. 4

MOTION 151020.08  Letter to NS Agriculture Feedback on Fencing Legislation. 4

MOTION 151020.09  Release of Utility Easement – Bridgetown. 5

MOTION 151020.10  Bear River Economic Development Society Sewer Tax Exemption. 5

MOTION 151020.11  Annapolis Valley Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club Grant5

MOTION 151020.12  Lawrencetown Vol. Fire Dept. Release From Fire Services Capital Reserve. 5

MOTION 151020.13  AM-1.4.11 Community Contributions Policy Amendment5

MOTION 151020.14  Replacement of Uncashed Cheques Annapolis County Fire Services Association. 5

MOTION 151020.15  Strategic Priorities Community Engagement Meetings. 6

MOTION 151020.16  Strategic Priority Community Meetings - Moderators. 6

MOTION 151020.17  Paradise Street Lights. 6

MOTION 151020.18  Cornwallis Park Reservoir Cleaning. 6

MOTION 151020.19  Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corporation – Waive Restriction for Consecutive Appointments. 6

MOTION 151020.20  Annapolis County Mun. Housing Corp. – Consecutive Appointment7

MOTION 151020.21  Planning Advisory Committee Resignation. 7

MOTION 151020.22  AM-1.3.6 Advisory Committees and Boards Policy Amendment7

MOTION 151020.23  Letter of Appreciation – Hon. Greg Kerr. 7

MOTION 151020.24  Approval of Lease – JLD’s Esthetics and Gel Nails. 7

MOTION 151020.25  Approval of Revised Lease – DirectCash Payments Inc.7

MOTION 151020.26  AM-1.4.11 Community Contributions Policy Amendment – Rescind Motion 151020.13     8

MOTION 151020.27  VWRM Request to Establish Operating Reserve. 9

MOTION 151020.28  Draft Consolidated Financial Statements to March 31, 2015 - Approve. 9

MOTION 151020.29  Letter of Support – Annapolis Valley Exhibition Society. 10

MOTION 151020.30  Congratulatory Letter to Kirk Lycett10

MOTION 151020.31  East End Area Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment – Final Reading. 10

MOTION 151020.32  Payment of Valley REN Invoice Referred to Bridgetown Dissolution Transition Committee     10









Minutes of the regular session of Municipal Council held on October 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers of the Municipal Administration building, Annapolis Royal, N.S.



Present: Warden Reg Ritchie, Deputy Warden Timothy Habinski; Councillors Marilyn Wilkins, Brian “Fuzzy” Connell, Wayne Fowler, Paul McDonald, Gregory Heming, Alex Morrison, Martha Roberts, Diane LeBlanc, and Horace Hurlburt.

Absent:   Councillor Frank Chipman

Also

Present:   CAO John Ferguson, Municipal Clerk Carolyn Young, other staff.



Additions to the Agenda

Requests were made for the following items to be added to the agenda: 11(A) Audit Committee Recommendation, (B) County Flag, (C) County Website, (D) Annapolis Valley Exhibition Society – Letter of Support, (E) Bridgetown Electronic Speed Sign, and (F) Letter of Recognition to Kirk Lycett.



Approval of the Agenda

Upon motion of Councillor LeBlanc and Deputy Warden Habinski, the agenda was approved as amended. Motion carried unanimously.



Minutes



MOTION 151020.01  Minutes Public Hearing Bridgetown Water Supply August 18, 2015

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that the minutes of the regular session of the Public Hearing (Bridgetown Water Supply) held on August 18, 2015, be approved as circulated. Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION 151020.02  Minutes Public Hearing Bunchberry August 18, 2015

It was moved by Councillor McDonald, seconded by Councillor Roberts, that the minutes of the Public Hearing held on August 18, 2015, be approved as circulated.  Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION 151020.03  Minutes Regular Session September 15, 2015

Councillor McDonald moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, that the minutes of the regular session held on September 15, 2015, be approved as circulated. Motion carried unanimously.

MOTION 151020.04  Minutes Special Session September 21, 2015

It was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor Heming, that the minutes of the special session of Council held on September 21, 2015, be approved as circulated. Motion carried unanimously.





In-Camera

In accordance with Sections 22(2)(a), (f) and (g) of the Municipal Government Act, it was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, to meet in-camera at 10:07 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.



Adjourn to Public Hearing

Councillor Connell moved, seconded by Councillor Roberts, to adjourn to the scheduled Public Hearing – East End Area Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment. Motion carried unanimously. (Separate agenda and minutes.)



Recess

A brief recess was held following the public hearing. All returned as previously noted.



Addition to the Agenda

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that East End Area Bylaw Text Amendment be added to the agenda as item 11(G). Motion carried unanimously.



In-camera

In accordance with Section 22(2) (g) of the Municipal Government Act, it was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, to meet in-camera at 11:17 a.m. until 12:12 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.



Business Arising from the Minutes

There was no business arising from the minutes.



Municipal Solicitor’s Report



- Monthly Report

A report for the month of September was circulated in the agenda package, as well as a copy of Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act, Open Meetings and Exceptions.



The Solicitor noted that with respect to naming the reason why a meeting is going to meet in-camera, it is not improper to identify the general nature of the subject matter by adding ‘with respect to’ and name a subject involved, although it is covered by simply listing the letter and the content as listed in the Act.



It was moved by Councillor McDonald seconded by Councillor Heming, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.  



LUNCH

Upon motion of Councillors Wilkins and Heming, Council adjourned for lunch at 12:29 p.m. and returned at 1:35 p.m. with all in attendance as previously noted. Motion carried unanimously.



PRESENTATION



Re: Nova Scotia Environment – Parks and Protected Areas Plan – Mr. Kermit deGooyer to provide additional information to Council on the Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas plan.

He noted that protected areas do the following:

-          Conserve biodiversity

-          Deliver ecosystem services

-          Act as benchmarks for science and research

-          Provide for spiritual and physical renewal

-          Provide experiences with nature

-          Support healthy recreation

-          Embody cultural values

-          Contribute to local and regional economies

-          Leave a legacy

The Province is looking for additional feedback on the proposed Medway Lakes wilderness area. The following links can provide additional information:

-          http://novascotia.ca/parksandprotectedareas/plan/progress/mlwa/

-          http://novascotia.ca/parksandprotectedareas/plan/



The Warden thanked Mr. deGooyer for his presentation.



Addition to the Agenda

By consensus, Valley REN Invoice for Bridgetown was added to the agenda as item 11(H).



Councillor Comments



District 3 – Councillor Fowler reported there will be a fundraising dinner at the Port Lorne Fire Hall on Saturday, October 24th, with seating a 4:30 with advance tickets only. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling $10 665-2064 or 584-3818 or 584-3003, under 5 eat free. No tickets will be sold at the door.



District 11 – Councillor Leblanc noted that $13,000 had been raised at the fundraising dinner recently held for the Nictaux playground. Three Rivers Community Hall will be hosting a fundraising turkey supper on October 22nd.



District 6 – Councillor Morrison commented on immigration from other countries, noting Henry Smith and his wife Nhugh and son Quinton, of Vietnam, who are vibrant members of the community. They have re-purposed the former military fire hall into a living space and greatly improved the outside appearance. They had a productive and attractive garden, Quinton is part of the school community, and they are an integral part of District 6. Their experience and the experiences of other newcomers are lessons to be learned in order to continue to attract and welcome new folk to our County.



District 1 – Councillor Wilkins noted the Provincial Heritage conference held last weekend at Digby Pine with guest speakers from Georgia and Newfoundland, was very successful, with more than 100 in attendance. Melvern Square is hosting a ham/bean/scallop potato dinner on Saturday, October 24th, from 4:30 – 6 in support of the Relay for Life.



District 10 – Councillor Roberts reported that on October 18th she attended Recreation Nova Scotia awards banquet to see the Lawrencetown Youth Arena win the Bluenose Award. She also noted that the Albany Community Church celebrated their 120th anniversary. Also noted was the first bus shelter, located near Fitch Rd. in Lawrencetown, sponsored by the Village and local Lions club.



District 8 – Warden Ritchie recently attended the North Queens Volunteer Fire Department dinner, held in the new building, which serves as a hall and community centre. He noted they have lots of young volunteers and are very active.



New Business



Re: Proclamation – October as Mi’kmaq History Month

MOTION 151020.05              Proclamation – October as Mi’kmaq History Month

It was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, that the Warden be authorized to proclaim October as Mi’kmaq History Month in the County of Annapolis. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Annapolis County 4H – Letter of Support – At the meeting, Councillor Roberts circulated an undated letter from Committee Chair Troy Emmett.

MOTION 151020.06              Letter of Support – Annapolis County 4H to Host Pro Show 2017

Councillor Roberts moved, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that Municipal Council provide a letter of support to Annapolis County 4H Executive Committee as they apply to Provincial 4H Council to host Pro Show 2017 in Annapolis County. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Bridgetown Area Community Fund (BACF) – this item was added to the agenda for further discussion following a presentation by the BACF Board at October Committee of the Whole.



MOTION 151020.07              Bridgetown Area Community Fund

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, second by Councillor Hurlburt, that staff work with the Bridgetown Area Community Fund Board to create the necessary flexibilities to ensure the issuing of tax receipts to those individual organizations which do not hold registered charitable status. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Community Alcohol Project: Partners Shifting the Culture of Alcohol – Councillor Wilkins reported she has received from Daisy Dwyer, Chair of the Community Alcohol Project: Partners Shifting the Culture of Alcohol, a request for the appointment of a councillor to this project.  They meet on the last Wednesday of each month at various locations from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  The Warden asked if anyone would like to volunteer, and to let Councillor Wilkins know if interested.



Reports and Recommendations



Re: Committee of the Whole (October 13th)



·   NS Agriculture Request for Input on Two Pieces of Legislation

MOTION 151020.08  Letter to NS Agriculture Feedback on Fencing Legislation

Pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Roberts, that Municipal Council authorize the Warden to send the letter to NS Agriculture as drafted and circulated, in response to the Department’s request for input on the Fences and Impounding of Animals Act and the Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act, and how the Department could best enable municipalities to effectively manage these issues. Motion carried unanimously.



·   Release of Utility Easement in the Town of Bridgetown

MOTION 151020.09              Release of Utility Easement – Bridgetown

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council authorize the release of the 1993 easement filed in the Registry of Deeds in Book 499 Page 345 which was originally granted in favour of the Town of Bridgetown on PID 05149539. Motion carried unanimously.  

·   Bear River Economic Development Society Request Exemption of 2014 Sewer Tax

MOTION 151020.10              Bear River Economic Development Society Sewer Tax Exemption

In accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, that Municipal Council exempt Bear River Economic Development Society of the outstanding 2015 sewer tax in the amount of $1,397.70 plus interest. Motion carried unanimously.

·   Annapolis Valley Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club Grant

MOTION 151020.11        Annapolis Valley Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club Grant

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Roberts, in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council approve a 2015-16 grant in the amount of $3,266 to the Annapolis Valley Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. Motion carried unanimously.

·   Lawrencetown Volunteer Fire Department Funds Release from Fire Services Capital Reserve

MOTION 151020.12              Lawrencetown Vol. Fire Dept. Release From Fire Services Capital Reserve

Pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Roberts, that Municipal Council authorize the 2015-16 release of $90,000 from the Fire Services Capital Reserve to the Lawrencetown & District Volunteer Fire Department to payout the existing loan for the aerial truck. Motion carried unanimously.  

·   AM-1.4.11 Community Contributions Policy Amendment

MOTION 151020.13              AM-1.4.11 Community Contributions Policy Amendment

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, pursuant to seven-day notice having been given, that Municipal Council amend AM-1.4.11 Community Contributions Policy by adding the following in Appendix A: Annapolis County Fire Services Association up to $2,000. Motion carried, 10 in favour, 1 against.

·   Replacement of Uncashed Cheques – Annapolis County Fire Services Association

MOTION 151020.14              Replacement of Uncashed Cheques Annapolis County Fire Services Association

In accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, it was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, that Municipal Council authorize staff to replace uncashed cheques from 2013-14 and 2014-15 to the Annapolis County Fire Services Association, to be funded from operating reserve for 13-14 and 14-15 so as not to create an out of budget expense in the 15-16 fire budget. Motion carried, 10 in favour, 1 against.

Councillor Roberts moved, seconded by Councillor Connell, that the CAO verify with Solicitor if Motion151020.13 is a legal motion. Motion carried. 10 in favour 1 against Morrison.





·   Valley REN (Regional Enterprise Network)

The Warden called for a motion regarding payment and membership in the Valley Regional Enterprise Network. No motion was made.



·   Valley REN Appointment

The Warden called for a motion regarding an appointment to the Valley Regional Network Enterprise. No motion was made.

·   Strategic Priorities – Community Engagement Meetings

MOTION 151020.15              Strategic Priorities Community Engagement Meetings

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council direct the CAO to schedule four community citizen engagement (planning) sessions at four different locations throughout the County. Motion carried unanimously.

·   Strategic Priorities - Moderators

MOTION 151020.16              Strategic Priority Community Meetings - Moderators

In accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, it was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Morrison, that Municipal Council direct the Strategic Planning committee to select a moderator from its members for each of the community engagement sessions. Motion carried unanimously.

·   Paradise Street Lights

MOTION 151020.17              Paradise Street Lights

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council authorize staff to develop financing and cost options for the installation of LED street lights in the community of Paradise. Motion carried unanimously.  

·   Cornwallis Park Reservoir

MOTION 151020.18  Cornwallis Park Reservoir Cleaning

Pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, that Municipal Council approve an expenditure of $25,000 from the Water Utility Reserve for the cleaning of the Cornwallis Park water reservoir. Motion carried unanimously.

·   Citizen Appointments to Joint, Regional or Community Organizations – Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corporation – Waive Restriction for Consecutive Appointments

MOTION 151020.19              Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corporation – Waive Restriction for Consecutive Appointments

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council waive by resolution, the restriction regarding consecutive appointments, and that Judith Perry, Mary Steele, and Carol Ward, be appointed as citizen members of the Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corporation for an additional two-year term ending November 30, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.



·   Citizen Appointments to Joint, Regional or Community Organizations – Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corporation – Consecutive Appointment

MOTION 151020.20              Annapolis County Mun. Housing Corp. – Consecutive Appointment

In accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, it was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that Municipal Council appoint Shaun Tanassee as a citizen member of the Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corporation for an additional two-year term ending November 30, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.  



·   Citizen Appointments to Advisory Boards and Committees – Planning Advisory Committee

MOTION 151020.21              Planning Advisory Committee Resignation

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council send a letter to Hague Vaughn accepting with regret his resignation from the Planning Advisory Committee and thanking him for his volunteer service. Motion carried unanimously.  



·   AM-1.3.6 Advisory Committees and Boards Policy Amendment

MOTION 151020.22              AM-1.3.6 Advisory Committees and Boards Policy Amendment

Pursuant to seven-day notice having been given, it was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that Municipal Council amend Policy AM-1.3.6 Advisory Committees and Boards Policy, Provisions Regarding the Annapolis County Planning Advisory Committee, to read `…not more than three (3) citizen members`. Motion carried unanimously.



·   Letter of Appreciation – Hon. Greg Kerr

MOTION 151020.23              Letter of Appreciation – Hon. Greg Kerr

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, pursuant to the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council send a letter to Mr. Greg Kerr, thanking him for his service to his community, province and country as he served as the West Nova Member of Parliament, and extending best wishes for the future. Motion carried unanimously.  

·   Approval of Lease – JLD’s Esthetics and Gel Nails

MOTION 151020.24              Approval of Lease – JLD’s Esthetics and Gel Nails

In accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, it was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Morrison, that Municipal Council authorize the Warden and Clerk to sign a two-year lease with JLD’s Esthetics and Gel Nails for Unit 2-5 at the Basinview Centre starting November 1, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.  

·   Approval of Revised Lease – DirectCash Payments Inc.

MOTION 151020.25              Approval of Revised Lease – DirectCash Payments Inc.

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Morrison, in accordance with the recommendation of Committee of the Whole, that Municipal Council authorize the Warden and Clerk to sign a revised five-year lease with DirectCash Payments Inc. for Unit 2-0 at the Basinview Centre starting November 1, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Motion 151020.13 - The CAO reported on a discussion just held with the Solicitor regarding unconditional grants.

MOTION 151020.26              AM-1.4.11 Community Contributions Policy Amendment – Rescind Motion 151020.13

Councillor Heming moved, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that Municipal Council rescind motion 151020.13 regarding an amendment to AM-1.4.11 Community Contributions Policy. Motion carried 9 in favour, 2 against (Morrison, Habinski).



It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that Staff draft a policy for review at November COTW, regarding the provision of an unconditional grant to the Annapolis County Fire Services Association. Motion carried unanimously.

Correspondence



Re: NS Agriculture (September 1st) – in response to Council’s letter dated August 26th requesting that wild parsnip be added to the noxious weed list. The letter provided a link for more information on wild parsnip handling and control, noting it can be controlled with appropriate management practices. Councillor McDonald moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, to copy this response to the citizen and receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: NS Provincial Lotteries & Casino Corporation (September 14th) – noting upcoming events during the annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Halifax, Sydney, Kentville, and Truro. It was moved by Councillor Connell, seconded by Councillor Heming, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (September 14th) – thanking Council for their interest in hosting a spring workshop, and noting they had worked with staff at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre to evaluate the facility. It was determined that although improvements had been made since they had last toured the facilities, it did not meet with their requirements. Councillor Morrison moved, seconded by Councillor McDonald, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce (September 14th) – as a follow up to their request of November 2014, calling for an independent review of governance and operational effectiveness in Kings and Annapolis counties. They urge councils from Annapolis and Kings Counties, and the Towns of Berwick, Kentville, Wolfville and Middleton to set a terms of reference for the study and begin the work as quickly as possible. It was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor Connell, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Annapolis Valley Regional Library (September 22nd) – providing an annual report and offering to present the information in person. Councillor Wilkins moved, seconded by Councillor Hurlburt, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Royal Canadian Legion (September 30th) – reminding of the upcoming 2015 Poppy Campaign and wreath-laying at November 11th services. Those who attend may purchase a wreath and be reimbursed for the cost of the wreath. It was moved by Councillor Connell, seconded by Councillor Roberts, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: NS Provincial Lotteries & Casino Corporation (October 1st) – providing highlights of the 2014-15 Social Responsibility Community Report. Councillor McDonald moved, seconded by Deputy Warden Habinski, to receive for information. Motion carried unanimously.  



Re: Valley Region Solid Waste-Resource Management Authority (October 6th) – requesting each municipal partner council give consideration to moving forward with the establishment and maintenance of an appropriate level of operating reserve by the Authority, as current practice (per the Intermunicipal Services Agreement) involves invoicing the partners in the case of a deficit year or returning surplus funds to the partners subject to threshold amounts as provided for by Board Policy.



MOTION 151020.27  VWRM Request to Establish Operating Reserve

It was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor McDonald, that the request by Valley Waste-Resource Management Authority to establish an operating reserve, be respectfully denied, explaining that Municipal Council may quickly convene to make timely financial decisions as the need arises, in order to maintain public accountability. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: NS Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal (October 8th) – regarding cost-shared subdivision streets for the 2016-17 list, requesting the municipality to submit a prioritized list of streets for consideration.  Councillor McDonald moved, seconded by Councillor Connell, that this be referred to staff for follow up by October 31st, with any input provided to the Director of Municipal Operations before that time. Motion carried unanimously.



Councillor Roberts moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that Bicycle Nova Scotia be invited to present on the Blue Route at November Committee of the Whole. Motion carried unanimously.



Additions to the Agenda



Re: Audit Committee Recommendation

MOTION 151020.28              Draft Consolidated Financial Statements to March 31, 2015 - Approve

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Heming, in accordance with the recommendation of the Audit Committee, that Municipal Council approve the Draft Consolidated Financial Statements for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, as amended, for the year ended March 31, 2015, as presented by Grant Thornton on October 20, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.  

Re: County Flag – Councillor Morrison thanked those responsible for having the municipal flag placed in Council Chambers, and looks forward to receiving small flags when available.



Re: County Website – Councillor Morrison reported that he found it hard to ‘search’ for items on the website, and inquired if staff could give a presentation on how to use the website tools. The Community Coordinator explained when the website was updated many issues occurred and that the webpage functions and features are being reviewed.



Re: Annapolis Valley Exhibition Society – Councillor Connell reported that the Society is looking for a letter of support for their grant application to Heritage Canada.

MOTION 151020.29              Letter of Support – Annapolis Valley Exhibition Society

It was moved by Councillor Connell, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that Municipal Council send a letter of support for the Annapolis Valley Exhibition Society’s grant application to Heritage Canada for the Summer Riverside Celebration 2016. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: Bridgetown Electronic Speed Sign – Councillor Hurlburt noted that an electronic speed sign had been purchased and received by Bridgetown before dissolution, and commented that it has not been installed or tested yet. The CAO responded that the Director of Municipal Operations is working toward having it installed.  



Re: Letter to Kirk Lycett – Councillor Hurlburt reported that Bridgetown Pharmacist Kirk Lycett has recently been awarded the Pfizer Hygeia Award, presented to him by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia. This award recognizes not only his work as a pharmacist, but his community involvement.

MOTION 151020.30              Congratulatory Letter to Kirk Lycett

Councillor Hurlburt moved, seconded by Councillor LeBlanc, that Municipal Council send a congratulatory letter to Kirk Lycett, upon receiving the Pfizer Hygeia Award, recognizing his outstanding contribution as a pharmacist and member of his community. Motion carried unanimously.



Re: East End Area Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment

MOTION 151020.31              East End Area Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment – Final Reading

It was moved by Deputy Warden Habinski, seconded by Councillor Wilkins, that following the full consideration of the related goals, objectives and policies of the Annapolis County East End Area Municipal Planning Strategy, and upon receiving a favourable recommendation from the Annapolis County Planning Advisory Committee, and after holding a Public Hearing thereon, that Municipal Council give 2nd and Final reading of Council’s intention to adopt the following amendment to Part 7.21 of the Annapolis County East End Area Land Use Bylaw – Reduced Requirements – Lots With Frontage and Main Buildings, immediately following the paragraph ending with the phrase “or private road and all other applicable requirements of this Bylaw are satisfied; the following wording “Notwithstanding the minimum lot frontage requirements of this Bylaw, development permits shall be issued for development on lots created pursuant to the Subdivision Bylaw, where an existing lot that lacks frontage along a provincial or municipal street or highway or private road contain two or more existing main buildings is subdivided such that the normal frontage requirements cannot be met, provided that the new lot and the remainder lot contain at least one main building and all other applicable requirements of this Bylaw are satisfied.”, is added. Motion carried unanimously.

Re: Valley REN Invoice for Bridgetown

MOTION 151020.32              Payment of Valley REN Invoice Referred to Bridgetown Dissolution Transition Committee

Deputy Warden Habinski moved, seconded by Councillor Fowler, that the issue of payment of the Valley REN Invoice for Bridgetown’s membership be referred to the Bridgetown Dissolution Transition Committee for consideration of payment. Motion carried unanimously.  







Re: Nictaux Playground – Manager of Recreation Debra Ryan reported that the Nictaux community raised an additional $13,000 at the most recent fundraising event, this will be added to the $26,000 already raised for the playground. She thanked councillors and staff that attended the sod-turning for the playground on Sunday. The community would like everyone to vote for this project through the AVIVA Community Fund – the Manager will email information to Councillors and staff on how to support this initiative on-line.  



Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 3:39 p.m. upon motion of Councillors LeBlanc and Roberts.





































































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