Check your belt
SPRINGHILL - The Springhill Police Service issued a warning to motorists during the town's monthly council meeting for February: more spot checks are coming.
"We're giving a little warning they are going to be happening," acting chief Dean Ruddick told council last week. "Citizens should slow down, wear their seatbelts and pull over to use their cell phones."
Ruddick also reported the police service is still issuing warnings and fines for overnight parking in Springhill. During the winter it is an offence to park a vehicle overnight on the side of a municipal roadway.
Community radio to land in Nappan
SPRINGHILL - The Tantramar Radio Society is one more step closer to hitting the airwaves after the Town of Springhill agreed to leasing a parcel of land that was to become an airstrip owned by the town, the Town of Amherst and the Municipality of Cumberland County.
For years the land in Nappan has sat vacant after the three municipalities failed to develop an airport there. The lease will see the radio society construct its FM antennae on a corner of the parcel, which would not affect the venture and the dream of someday having frequent air travel land in the county.
"I think the lease doesn't jeopardize future plans," Springhill mayor Allen Dill, who is also a member of the Tantramar Radio Society, said.
The motion to support the lease was passed unanimously.
Regional solid waste committee
SPRINGHILL - Following the province's creation of solid waste regions, the Town of Springhill agreed to be a partner of the Northern Region Solid Waste Removal Committee.
The partnership, first explored in 1999, will see the municipalities of Cumberland, Colchester and East Hants sit at the same table again to pursue joint cooperation of garbage removal.
Town finances looking good
SPRINGHILL - After a scare earlier in the year, the town was going to come out with a defecit by the end of its 2009-2010 fiscal year, things are looking much better, finance director John Boyle says.
"To date [we're] doing fairly well," Boyle said. "Hopefully we keep that up for next couple of months and come up with a balanced budget."
Presently the town's general operating fund is carrying a deficit approaching $40,000, while the water utility is showing a surplus of $42,000.
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