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Cumberland municipal council gets update on streetlight conversion project

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

Councillors Corner with Don Fletcher

We began council Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. with an in-camera with seven items covered.

This was followed by a presentation on safety culture in the workplace.

This presentation was very well presented and covered legal requirements of OH&S, penalties and costs, liability, due diligence in the safety sense and compliance and beyond.

Bottom line, everyone goes home safe and sound end of day!

Public council began at 7:15 with a short presentation regarding a church/public parking lot in Springhill. It will be discussed at the next council meeting.

There were two public hearings with one property set to be demolished one removed from the list.

Next we approved a special council meeting on Oct. 28 to make a decision on council size and the mayor versus warden system.

A discussion followed on a new public sewer by-law to encompass the whole municipality.

Staff will report back on municipal election 2020 issues.

An update on the streetlight conversion project was next. Citizens need to know that there will be a short period that no lights will be repaired or replaced as we transition from Nova Scotia Power to municipal-owned property. If you have a streetlight out contact the municipality so we can keep a record and replace as soon as we have the ability.

Two grants were approved. A loan guarantee was approved for Pugwash village commission.

Remembrance Day services were discussed and where councillors will lay wreaths.

A motion followed to continue to apply for Canada Nature fund program funding.

A short discussion followed on councillors attendance at functions and paying mileage. It’s an ongoing debate with no easy solution.

An information item was the interim NSFM resolutions report.

Question: What did you think of the federal election results? Call your councillor.

Don Fletcher is the district councillor for District 10 on Cumberland municipal council

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