New bylaw proposed
SPRINGHILL – Town council presented the first reading of a new bylaw that will bring minimum housing standards in the community up to date.
The proposed Minimum Standards for Residential Occupancy Bylaw will replace the existing Minimum Housing and Maintenance Standards Bylaw, which is now over 30-years old and references a number of building codes no longer is existence.
Copies of the bylaw will be available on the town’s website – www.town.springhill.ns.ca – and at town hall.
The bylaw must go through a second and third reading.
SPRINGHILL – The Town of Springhill continues to explore policing options for the community, having met with the provincial Dept. of Justice twice now.
In his report to council, Deputy Mayor Harold Delaney says the policing alternative committee are working with the province to explore options to reduce the cost of policing for the town, which increased following the last contract negotiation.
Delaney cautioned, however, a resolution will take some time.
SPRINGHILL – During the month of March, Springhill Police laid 24 charges under the Criminal Code and another seven under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
In his report to council, acting chief Dean Ruddick outlined 19 more charges were laid under the Motor Vehicle Act, and 211 vehicles were checked during nine traffic stops during the month.
Two warrants executed by the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Unit saw 11 people arrested, nine Criminal Code charges laid, nine charges laid under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and three charges laid under other statutes.
A quantity of illegal cigarettes, hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, a number of long guns, marijuana, growing equipment and paraphernalia were seized, carrying a street value of approximately $4,500.