Municipal Council Highlights: March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

·       An increase to the 2016-17 sewer charge of $58.51 per year to accommodate the transfer to the Sewer Capital Replacement Reserve was approved.

·      Grant requests from the Bridgetown Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #33, in the amount of $2,400, and Family Matters in the amount of $2,000 were approved.

·      Municipal Council has initiated the road naming process to name the new street in Bridgetown that will provide legal access to the new P-12 school.

·      The name “Nature Lane” for the road currently providing access to newly created lots on Lake Pleasant in Springfield was approved by Municipal Council.

·       A Letter of Support will be provided to the Bear River Board of Trade in regards to their application to TreeCanada: Edible Trees.

·      The motion 20160216.12 had the words “subject to confirmation of other sources of funding received” removed in regards to Cornwallis Community Gardens funding request of $3,200.

·      Lawrencetown Youth Arena’s grant application in the amount of $15,930 for repairs was approved by Municipal Council.

·      Municipal Council approved a partnership with the Age Advantage Association and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) to explore age-friendly benefits to County seniors. A letter will be written confirming this partnership and support.

·      The Municipality of the County of Annapolis on behalf of the Annapolis County Water Utility will apply to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for changes in its rates for water and water service, fire protection, to the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, and changes to its rules and regulations for customers served by the utility, as set out in a water rate study that was conducted.

·      Municipal Council has authorized the Warden and Clerk to sign an acquisition and disposal of properties agreement drawn up by NS Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) as follows: TIR will acquire a portion of County-owned school bus garage property and two portions of County-owned Faye Road properties, in exchange the Municipality acquire a portion of the existing Bridgetown Regional High School property from TIR.

·       Murray Freeman and Steve Campbell presented Municipal Council with a revised plan of the Jubilee Park Floating Dock project and requested support from the County through - approval of the project; allow municipal staff to assist in submitting grant applications and preparing tenders/quotes; funding in the amount of $4,000; to maintain ongoing maintenance of the project; and to insurance the project. Staff will bring a recommendation back to Council.

·      Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) public meeting (Milton Hamilton property) is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm, location TBA.

·      Municipal Council has authorized the Warden and Clerk to sign the Cost Share Agreement between the Municipality of the County of Annapolis and the Province of Nova Scotia regarding renovations to the Lawrencetown Land Registry Office (downstairs of Municipal Office, Lawrencetown).