Committee of the Whole Highlights: May 10, 2016

This document represents highlights taken from the May 10, 2016, Committee of the Whole (COTW) meeting.
Please be advised, the items featured in this document are only recommendations to Municipal Council. Final approval will not be determined until Municipal Council on May 17, 2016.

·      It was recommended that Municipal Council withdraw the approved application for Centennial Dr. upgrade under the Small Communities Fund and resubmit an application under the same program for the increased scope of work for Centennial Dr. sewer and storm water upgrade which shares cost between the County, the Province and the Federal government at one third each.

·      It is recommended that Council approve the sale of surplus inventory through, with any items not sold being disposed of according to regulated waste disposal practices.

·      It was recommended that Council award the Bear River Head of the Tide Sewer Extension contract to GK Morse Trucking Ltd. for the amount of $397,560.98 plus HST and that the Warden and Clerk be authorized to sign the contract.

·      A Special Committee of the Whole is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th to discuss annual community grants.

·      It was recommended the price of the newly published, 3rd edition Canoe Annapolis County Guide be set at $20 + GST and the launch of the guide be planned for July 10th at the Milford House.

·      Bridgetown’s new road naming process: The following names - Learn Ave., Rainbow Rd., Scholar’s Rd., Learner Lane, Education Ave. and Scholar Rd. – will be forwarded to Municipal Council on May 17th where two names will be selected and provided to NS Department of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal for a final decision.

·      It was recommended that Municipal Council allocate $14,300 from the Max Young Fund and $50,000 from the Bridgetown Operating Reserve, as approved in the County Capital Plan, to support the Bridgetown Community Recreation Association’s (BCRA) application for funding from the provincial Recreational Facility Development fund.

·      It was recommend that Municipal Council release $40,000 to the Port Lorne and District Volunteer Fire Department from the 2016-17 Fire Services Capital Reserve to pay out their existing loan for the pumper/tanker.

·      The County will be hosting a free Building Inspection Workshop. It is scheduled for May 25, 7-8 pm, in Wilmot. A second workshop will take place in the west end of the County in the fall with the date, time and location to be determined.

·      It was recommended that Council write a letter of support for the Annapolis County Trails Society’s application for a Recreation Facility Development Program grant.

·               It was recommended that Municipal Council provide all necessary support to the candidacy of Councillor Heming to become a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors.