Happy Tuesday everyone! Here are some highlights from last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
Presentation from Daniel LeBlanc – Renaissance Plan
Presentation from Roland LeBlanc – Solid Waste Commission
Community Investment Grants
1. Presentation from Daniel LeBlanc – Mr. LeBlanc updated Council on the work he is doing with the Provincial and Federal levels of government to create a partial bridge at the causeway. He has seven major priorities:
A Local Economic and Social Benefit Optimization Strategy for the $50 Mil Partial Bridge and $80 Mil secondary treatment projects.
A regional River Access and Navigation Strategy
A regional Tidal Bore and Fundy Tide Interpretation Strategy
A regional Maritime Landmark Development Strategy
A regional Riverfront Trail Strategy
A Riverfront District Planning Strategy
A Heritage River Development Strategy
No financial request was made to the town, this was simply a presentation.
2. Presentation from Roland LeBlanc – Mr. LeBlanc presented on some new plans for the Solid Waste Commission. He came to inform us that they are moving into public consultations on some new initiatives they have come up with to make collection more inclusive and simple for residents, including the expansion into apartment buildings and businesses. They will be looking for feedback from the public so be sure to attend those sessions!
3. Department Reports - Council heard from all departments on activities from the past month. One point that was of interest was the Pop Up Business project in the Pinewood plaza and how successful it has been. Our Economic Development Department has been working on a number of marketing and promotional initiatives. Council also heard about a Community Transit Pass Program initiated through the City of Moncton. Both Moncton and Dieppe have invested $10,000 into this program. Riverview will not be contributing that much. The passes would be administered through local non-profit organizations to residents who may be in need. In the first year 100% of the passes will be subsidized and in future years only 50% will be.
Council passed a motion to recommend to the Regular Council Meeting the approval of a Proposed Strategic Land Management Policy. This policy encompasses the acquisition and disposal of town land and the process and guidelines that need to be followed. Ultimately, Council is the final authority on approving these matters as laid out in the Municipalities Act.
I requested an update from the Wellness Center Committee for the next Committee of the Whole Meeting.
4. Community Investment Grants – Council (Committee of the Whole) made motions to recommend to the Regular Council Meeting, the approval a sponsorship of $1500 to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation’s Run for the Cure and $1000 to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra’s Songs of Freedom event.
5. Mayor Seamans appointed Ira Crummey to the Capitol Theatre Board of Directors and reappointed Art Ball, Tina Beers and David Campbell to the Planning Advisory Committee.
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