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Low-income tax exemption approved

["Councillor's Corner with Don Fletcher"]
Councillor's Corner with Don Fletcher

Councillor's Corner with Don Fletcher

We began council March 7 at 5 p.m. with in camera, two items covered. Public council started with three presentations. The Nature Conservancy of Canada on shorebirds of Cumberland county was up first. We were given a great presentation on the importance of our shores. They were looking for a letter of support, which was passed by motion.

Ottawa House was next, with an update on their work over the last few years and thanking us for our support. They do a great job in preserving our history and displaying it to the public. Please visit.

The YMCA homeless prevention and outreach coordinator gave a very interesting and important presentation on what they do to help our citizens in need throughout the municipality. Check out their website for more information and their needs.

We approved our revenue and collection policy and first reading of the municipal planning/land use bylaw by motion. The low-income exemption was increased this year for taxes, and if you know someone that you think might benefit from this credit let them know. Information is on the website and you can always call your councillor.

The tender for roof replacement for the Springhill municipal building was approved next.

The mandate for the Pugwash source water protection committee was also approved as well as a trail agreement existing through the area.

The terms of reference for our tourism strategy committee was approved next.

Financial condition indicators were discussed and will go to the audit committee for review and report.

Nine councilors are registered to attend the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference being held in Halifax later this year.

Information items in our package included an update on Pugwash waterfront development, canine control/bylaw officers report, Cumberland Public Libraries report, municipal modernization and purple day/epilepsy awareness proclamation on March 26.

Question: Do you believe climate change is happening? Call your councillor.

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