Happy Saturday everyone! Here are some highlights from our Council meeting on November 14. Just a little plug for the Boys & Girls Club too: Our annual Christmas Tree Lot fundraiser opens on November 26 at the Ava’s Ice Cream location next to Scotia Bank on Pinewood Rd. Visit the Club facebook page for more details!
Recommendations from C.O.W
Water Supply Agreement
Land For Public Purposes (Old Coach)
Public Transit Infrastructure Agreement
Mill Creek Rotary Entrance – Contribution Agreement
Notice of Warrant Assessment – Trites Road
Endorsement of Funding Application
1. Recommendations from C.O.W
Council approved the purchase of a replacement bus for our fleet. We received federal funding to support the cost of this purchase, as well as one additional bus.
Council approved a series of parameters that will be used as a guide to for budget deliberations (which begin this THURSDAY, NOV 24!)
Council approved the replacement of our streets signs to better conform with standards. We will begin the process this year.
Council heard second reading, by section only and third reading by title only of by-law 400-15-04, a by-law relating to the collection and disposal of waste in the Town of Riverview. This by-law updates our by-law to reflect the changes recently made by Eco-360 with regard to garbage collection. Also, if haven’t already done so, check out the Eco-360 app! It’s super helpful with determining what goes where and gives you the schedule of which bags go out on which weeks.
$200 for the Moncton Ladies Basketball Classic - Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2016
$250 for the Christmas Daddies Telethon - Dec. 3, 2016
4. Water Supply Agreement Council approved the 15-year water supply rate agreement with the City of Moncton. The contract has been renegotiated. Riverview purchases water from Moncton and our contract expires in 2017. Our costs will be based on the 2 years previou, so in 2018, our costs will be based on the 2016 actuals.
5. RCMP Lease (Riverview)
Council approved a five-year lease agreement with the RCMP for its use of the Town-owned property on Pine Glen Road.
6. Holiday Lighting
Council authorized a $25,000 purchase of commercial holiday lights to illuminate the Riverfront Trail from the Fundy Chocolate River Station to Pine Glen Road. We often hear from residents that they would like more lights and decorations during the holidays so we want to work to help create a great atmosphere! There’s a great opportunity for businesses to decorate as well. Let’s all be festive together. Side note: I love Christmas more than any other holiday and am super excited for my daughters first Christmas this year….tree’s going up this weekend!
7. Land for Public Purposes (Old Coach)
Council passed a motion designating the southern portion of the former site of Gunningsville School Land For Public Purposes in accordance with the Community Planning Act.
8. Public Infrastructure Agreement
Council approved a motion to enter into an agreement with the Province of New Brunswick to receive the Town's share of federal funding from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund for the purchase of two Codiac Transpo buses in 2017.
9. Mill Creek Rotary Entrance – Contribution Agreement
Council passed a motion to enter into a contribution agreement with the Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview for the completion of the Mill Creek Nature Park Rotary Gateway. The Rotary recently constructed an amazing entryway in Mill Creek however not all of the funding was available and thus an agreement has been made wherein they will repay the remaining funds after their next RibFest fundraiser.
10. Notice of Warrant Assessment
This covers repairs to the existing storm and sanitary sewer system, replacement of the existing road subbase, installation of catch basins to eliminate the road side ditches, installation of curb and gutter and
sidewalks and placement of asphalt on a portion of Trites Road and on a portion of Cherry Court. As per by-law 300-25-01, the cost of the work shall be raised through a levy of assessment on every owner of every abutting lot or parcel of land abutting on that portion of the street whereon the work is completed.
We must assess and levy the sum of $628,289.27 on the land abutting on the said work and cause the same to be collected and paid by either one lump sum or ten (10) annual installments by the owner of such land in accordance with the provisions of the By‐Laws of the Town of Riverview.
11. Endorsement of Funding Application
Council made a resolution to endorse a funding application under the New Building Canada Fund to construct Phase One of Bridgedale Boulevard.
As per usual, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Don’t forget that budget deliberations being on Nov 24 and the public is welcome to observe! Have a great weekend J