Good evening everyone! We had our Committee of the Whole meeting tonight. One thing to highlight is the Christmas passport draw. From November 24 to December 24, the Town of Riverview in partnership with the Riverview Business Collective is giving away more than a $1000 to customers who shop local this holiday season. Here’s how it works: Pick up a Holiday Shopping Passport at Riverview Town Hall or a participating business starting November 24. For every $20 spent at participating businesses, you will receive one stamp on your passport up to a maximum of $600 (three full passports) in a single transaction. There is no limit to the number of passports that can be entered. Five $50 early bird prizes will be awarded until December 9, 2016.
All passports must be submitted at a participating business or at Riverview Town Hall before 4:30 p.m. on December 28, 2016. The grand prize of $1000 will be drawn on January 5, 2017.
The Holiday Shopping Passport promotion entices shoppers to support locally-owned Riverview businesses. The grand prize winner will select the participating businesses where they will redeem the $1000. For a list of participating businesses, please visit http://www.townofriverview.ca/en/News/index.aspx?newsId=be26809c-8916-4909-82a8-04b9a0231acc.
Former Public Works Site
1. Department Reports
We heard updates from all of our departments on their operations this month. Lots of great things happening as we wind down the year. We heard about work done in Mill Creek, Light Up Riverview partnership with local businesses, possible changes to the 3+ model via an MOU, service tracking system for resident inquiries, long range capital Asset Management Plan, and other department highlights.
2. Strategic Plan
Committee of the Whole recommended that the new strategic plan be approved at the Regular Council meeting in December. Most of the things in the previous strategic plan had been accomplished and it was time to revamp and create a new plan. Some highlights are:
The Town has established four strategic themes for this four year plan:
A Safe and Welcoming Community: Riverview is a community of choice where families feel safe, where residents can enjoy a good quality of life and have pride in their community.
Planning for the Future: Riverview plans, builds and maintain its public infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing and increasingly diverse community.
Smart and Sustainable Growth: Riverview attracts new investment through a growth plan that recognizes the significance of its residential neighbourhoods, protection of its natural surroundings and commitment to long‐term sustainability. This includes attracting niche business opportunities as well as investment in specific sectors, such as tourism as Riverview is a gateway to the Fundy region.
Fiscal Responsibility and Service Excellence: Riverview remains a community of choice because of its continued excellence in the delivery of municipal services as well as its fiscally responsible approach to growth and sustainability.
The full plan will be released on the website.
3. Former Public Works Site
C.O.W recommended to Council that we begin the “Request for Expressions of Intent” process for the sale and re-development of the old public works land. Currently the property is zoned Parks, Recreation and Institutional.