Committee of the Whole Highlights: June 14, 2016

This document represents highlights taken from the June 14, 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 June 21, 2016.

·      There was a moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando, Florida shooting.

·      It was recommended that Municipal Council request the CAO to determine a preliminary cost, scope, boundaries, timing and staff commitment to undertake a study to expand the Deep Brook/Cornwallis Park waste collection system.

·      It is recommended that Municipal Council provide a grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Middleton District Rick Commission to assist with improvements to the arena.

·      It was recommended that Municipal Council approve the payments from the School Trust bank account to Bridgetown Regional High School for disbursement of student prizes on graduation night of $3,125 and $550; and $4,200 be made available to disburse to educational institutions upon request of scholarship/award recipients.

·      May will be recognized as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Annapolis County.

·      It was recommended that Municipal Council authorize the release of $3,000 from the dry hydrant grant program to Nictaux & District Volunteer Fire Department to develop a new dry hydrant in Torbrook and a new one in Albany.

·      Municipal Election update: Recommendations will be made Municipal Council to set Friday, August 26, 2016, as the final day for receiving applications for amendments to the preliminary electors list. Also, the first advance poll day to be set at Saturday, October 8, 2016. For more information on the Municipal election visit or contact Carolyn Young, Returning Officer, at (902) 532-3136 or

·      The new road name in Bridgetown being recommended to the NS Department of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal for final approval is Cromwell Court; with the alternate name being Rainbow Lane.

·      Council accepted an invitation to participate in next week’s Warden’s Walk in recognition of June is Recreation Month.

·      It was recommended that Municipal Council contribute $1,000 in support of the 2016 Administration of Municipalities (AMA) Spring Conference being held in the Annapolis Valley (Wolfville).

·      It was recommended that Municipal Council participate in a regional council meeting, including the Town of Annapolis Royal, the Town of Middleton and the Village of Lawrencetown, to discuss options around the development of regional recreation services and facilities.