Council Matters - November 6, 2014

Council held its final meeting of this term on Thursday, November 6. There was a lengthy agenda with some notable items.

First up were the winners of the Community for Climate Household Challenge, a five-week effort by five families to reduce the energy use in their daily life. The Mills family--Tyron, Agnes, Emilia and Alan--who live on Somenos Road, reduced their energy consumption by 56%! As winners they will receive a food basket each week for six months from Makaria Farm. 

Stoney Hill road was once again on the agenda. Two bylaws were adopted so that the Stoney Hill Road project can move ahead to the construction phase. The next Council will consider a related matter, whether or not to permit private docks on the foreshore along Fairweather Road now that the area will be serviced by the new public road and will no longer be a water access only area.

For residents of the Meadow Park subdivision, a sewer extension has been approved for a limited area. This extension will be 100% paid for and constructed by one of the property owners and will solve septic issues for at least two failing systems, as well as provide other property owners in that subdivision with the opportunity to connect to the Municipal sanitary service in future.

Thank you for subscribing to Council Matters through this term. While this will be the last Council Matters for the current Council, it is my hope that your next Mayor will continue this information bulletin.