September 8, 2014 - The One with the Public Works Architects
September 18, 2014
Good evening. It’s been a busy week what with wedding planning so this is a bit late. These are notes from the Council Highlights released by the town of Riverview...with a few of my own additions!
Legs for Literacy
Council approved a request from the Legs for Literacy Marathon to initiate a partial road closure from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014 to accommodate runners on their route through Riverview. There will be a westbound lane reduction on Coverdale Road from the Gunningsville Bridge to Wedgewood Avenue during this time. Per Council's motion, organizers must take the necessary safety precautions and notify Ambulance New Brunswick and the Codiac RCMP.
RFP Awarded for Proposed Public Works Building
Council awarded the request for proposal for the proposed architectural Public Works building to Exp Architects Inc. A maximum of $140,000 can be spent on this project in 2014. The entire RFP will cost under $900,000 however, Council can, at any time, halt the project without financial penalty should it be decided that it will put too many projects at risk. We are excited to move forward with the Public Works building as the current building is in such poor condition it simply isn’t fiscally responsible to keep it. The money will have to be borrowed to pay for it however we have made great steps this year on paying down the debt ratio so the impact won’t be as large on our debt. Currently Exp will be reviewing a draft of the building and looking at how to cut costs.
RFP Awarded for New Gateway Sign
Council awarded the request for proposal for the new gateway sign to Hansen Signs. We’re getting a new sign at the bridge!
Appointment to Codiac Regional Policing Authority
Council appointed Ross Mackay to the Codiac Regional Policing Authority.
Council purchased two tickets for the Roast of Marshall Button on September 20, at the cost of $150, in support of the 15th Annual Hubcap Comedy Festival.
Council purchased two tickets to the United Way Kick Off Campaign on September 11, at the cost of $40.
Armand Doucet was awarded $3000 to assist with his mission to improve the lives of local students, making them healthier and more active.
Due to the provincial election occurring on Monday, September 22, the next Council meeting will take place on September 23, 2014 beginning at 7 p.m. The agenda will be available online on Thursday prior to the meeting.
We’re coming up on budget season. What would you like the town to focus on? Infrastructure? Wellness Center? Specific Economic investments? Let me know!
Any questions comments or concerns, please let me know! Check out my website www.andrewjleblanc.com for other updates!