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Cumberland municipal council receives report on EMO’s Dorian response

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

Councillors Corner with Don Fletcher

Cumberland municipal council’s Sept. 18 meeting began with an in-camera session with two items covered.

Following a short break public council began at 6 p.m.

A short presentation was given by Mike Johnson from Cumberland EMO on the recent hurricane.

A report was also issued for council to read. Overall Mike was satisfied with how the process worked.

Thanks Mike I know you put in a lot of hours! Good job.

A public hearing followed for a property destined for destruction. The motion passed.

Our director of finance gave us our plan to improve our financial condition indicators going forward. This will be an ongoing process.

The CAO then briefed us on his financial sustainability strategy and the need for council to discus and give direction to staff. This also will be ongoing.

A preliminary report on electoral boundary review and mayor versus warden was discussed and staff will report back to council in October with recommendations based on public meetings and electronic responses and the last report done by Stantec.

Council will then make a decision and forward to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for approval.

Financial statements were discussed next and budget to date is on track.

A special council meeting was held on Sept. 26 to allow staff time to file the 2018/2019 audited financial statements with the province. We are back on track. Great work finance Department.

A motion was next to transfer funds to reserve.

Our fire co-ordinator will arrange two meetings between council and fire chiefs based on north/south boundary.

These should take place in October.

Council meeting dates were set for Oct. 2 and 23, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and Jan. 15, 2020.

Mark your calendars!

Information items in our package included NSFM fall conference attendance, breathing air compressors for fire departments, solid waste matters newsletter and the right to know proclamation to be signed by warden.

Question: “Are you engaged in the federal election?” Call your councillor.

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

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