Well hello all. It's been a bit of a hectic couple of months so this version of the highlights will be just a review of a few meetings!
1. Local Improvements
3. Department Reports
5. Operations Centre
1. Council approved 6 local improvement projects. These streets include Wentworth, Ashburn, Olive, Fatima, Hawkes and Prescott. Work includes things like underground utilities, resurfacing and curb and gutter.
2. Council has approved a series of tenders over the last two months that include:
- The work for the local improvement projects
- Asphalt resurfacing
- Traffic lane markings
- Supply and delivery of crushed rock
- Watermain renewal on Government Rd and Harvey Ave
- Winter Wonderland Park – Phase 3
- 4x4 Pick Up for Fire Department
- Cleveland Ave Sidewalk
- Single Axle Truck Cab and Chassis – Public Works
- Snow Blower – Public Works
3. Department Reports
- Staff are continuing to work with Moncton and Dieppe on the new RCMP building
- Staff will being to work with commercial brokers for the old Public Works site
- We were approached by a private company who wants to pursue the old dump site on Pine Glenn for a possible solar farm. There is no financial risk to the town and we support them moving forward. We had originally looked into this as a town project but opted not to proceed.
- Sustaina-palooza took place and was very successful
- Council approved recommended upgrades to the Byron Dobson arena totaling $758K
- Work continues on the Town’s Asset Management Plan
- Fire Department presented results on the public satisfaction survey and staff survey
- We held the Town Clean Up Day
- Maple Fest was incredible again – Kudos to Parks and Rec!
- We held our annual volunteer recognition night and also recognized several Riverview Middle School students on Council on April 24.
For more additional info, check out the town’s website!
4. Council approved the rezoning of land on Runneymeade Rd from "Parks, Recreation and Institutional" to "Resident Mix". This land was originally set aside as land for public purposes. Once a development is started, a portion always needs to be set aside as land for public purposes, typically used for green space or playgrounds. Sometimes, when green space already exists, this land goes unused and so is the case here. There are no plans for the land as of yet but changing the zoning will open it up for use in line with what is existing on surrounding land.
5. Operations Centre – The town had it’s Ribbon Cutting for the new Operations Centre on April 29. The public was invited for tours!
That’s a quick snapshot of the last two months! As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!