I’d like to start by offering kudos to our public works crew who have worked diligently to clear our streets in the wake of the giant snow storms we’ve been hit with!
Here are the highlights from our most recent Regular Council Meeting.
Recommendations from COW
Pine Glen Rd – Phase 5
Public Hearing Notice
Notices of Intention
1. Breastfeeding Policy
Council adopted a policy to ensure town facilities are “breastfeeding friendly”. We want to ensure we offer the necessary support to mother’s who choose to breastfeed. Staff have discussed how they can accommodate this in the various town facilities.
2. Recommendations from COW (Committee of the Whole)
a. Council approved a recommendation to move forward with the sale of land and initiate the rezoning process. This land is on the southern end of Runneymeade rd and was originally acquired by the town as “land for public purposes”. It is clear this land will not be necessary as there is ample parkland that exists around that area.
b. Council approved the purchase of a new bus.
c. Council accepted the recommendation to proceed with amendments to traffic by-law 700-10-10. This by-law amendment changes the following:
Adding No Parking to:
Hillsdale Avenue north side from 31 Hillsdale Avenue to Runneymeade Road
McAllister Road odd numbered side from Civic 429 to Civic 441 and from Civic 465 to Civic 477
Trites Road both sides from Whitepine Road to Callowhill Road
Hawthorne Drive south side
Woolridge Street west side from Coverdale Road to civic 45 and east side from civic 45 to
d. Council accepted the recommendation to proceed with notice of assessment for local improvement. (see below)
Council passed first reading by title only and second reading in full of by-law 700-10-10, a by-law to amend by-law 700-10-3. This change makes the aforementioned changes to Hillsdale, McAllister, Trites, Hawthorne and Woolridge.
4. Pine Glen – Phase 5
Council approved the use of funds from the Capital and Utility reserve funds to begin work on Pine Glen Rd, Phase 5. The town is receiving $1.1Mil from the Federal Government and $550,000 from the Provincial Government. This means our remaining portion is $550,000.
“The Town of Riverview's incremental growth requires consistent investment in the infrastructure necessary to maintain that growth. Growth in existing neighborhoods creates pressures on existing infrastructure while new subdivision development requires a well-designed network of piped infrastructure that meets the Town's needs now and into the future.
This project will address the capacity of the sewer system that is currently overburdened due to growth at the Town's southern boundary as well as extending the watermain on Pine Glen Road to loop to a new subdivision and extend municipal water supply to homes and businesses outside of the current serviceable boundary. This will be done by adding 300 meters of watermain and renewing 400 meters of sewer main. This will be done over a 900 meter long stretch of existing roadway.
There are presently sewer back-ups in the sewer system along Pine Glen when the sewer lift station from the Cross Creek Community discharges into the existing sewer system on Pine Glen. The existing system is over capacity and is a major restraint on future development in the area. The existing lift station is already running at a reduced capacity in order to reduce the impact on the Town's infrastructure. By upgrading the system, additional development could be accommodated. By extending the water system, we would remove a dead-end in the system and provide a safe and reliable water source to more residents and would encourage additional commercial development in the area.”
5. Public Hearing
Council set a date for a public hearing on rezoning the land on Runneymeade. The hearing will be on March 13, 2017 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers. Council has also referred the amending by-law to the Planning Advisory Committee for their written views.
6. Conference Policy
Council amended our conference policy (policy that dictates how many representatives will attend the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Union of Municipalities NB) to have the same amount of reps attend UMNB as attend FCM (3 Councillors plus the Mayor). No one attends during an election year.
7. Notice of Intention
Council passed notices of intention to proceed with local improvements on Ashburn, Fatima, Hawkes, Olive, Prescott and Wentworth (Sussex to Traynor). As per usual, there is some cost recovery on local improvement projects wherein a special frontage assessment is applied to properties abutting the local improvement area. Work includes things like underground watermain renewal, road reconstruction, catch basins, curb and gutter, etc… The specifics vary from project to project.
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