Special Recreation Services Tax Given 1st Reading
In 2014, Council implemented a Special Recreation Tax with the intended purpose of providing financial assistance to community organizations who operate facilities and/or deliver community programming in the areas of recreation, culture and social activity. Council has given first reading to Bylaw 1-2018 to once again establish a Special Recreation Tax in the amount of $50 per residential property for this purpose. 100% of the funding received through this special tax is returned to the community in the form of grants to organizations.
Updated General Municipal Servicing Standards Policy Approved
The County has updated the General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS) manual. This manual is a "guide" governing the engineering and design parameters, and the preparation and submission of plans and specifications for the orderly development of subdivisions and other municipal services within the County. Once complete, the General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS) and accompanying policy will be posted in the Document Library and Bylaws & Policies sections of the County website.
Capital Bridge Projects Approved for Early Tender
The three bridges scheduled for capital improvement in 2018 were approved ahead of the annual budget to allow Administration to tender these projects early. By moving forward with tendering now, Administration anticipates better pricing because of the early start as well as tendering the three projects together. Information about road closure requirements will be advertised and posted in the County News section of the County website once work plans have been finalized.
Council Meeting Rescheduled
Council made a resolution to re-schedule the February 7th Municipal Planning Commission meeting to be held in conjunction with the February 8th County Council Meeting, and re-schedule the March 22 Council meeting to March 29. Both meetings will still begin at 9:30 am in the County Council Chambers at the County Office at 56521 RR 65. Notice of meeting changes will be reflected in the Council Calendar, located of the Council pages of the County website.
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