Municipality denies Seaside Boxing request
Seaside Boxing put in a request for $150 from the Region of Queens Municipality to help sponsor its event, War on the Shore.
The municipality has given Seaside Boxing grants in the past for its 2012 and 2013 events. So, the group is no longer eligible for the community recreation assistance program as it has received money twice from the program.
Kathleen Rafuse, chief administrative officer, suggested a contribution of $150 from the tournament/special event assistance grant fund.
“I just think it goes against the whole philosophy of funding a program for two years,” says Deputy Mayor Darlene Norman.
Norman added that, because the event is part fundraiser and some of the profits will be given away, she thought Queens should save its money for more needy groups.
Council unanimously defeated the motion to sponsor the event.
E-delivery agreement for Queens County bills
Taxpayers will now have the option to receive their bills through the Canada Post ePost Service.
The cost per bill sent over the Internet is $.40 per bill. The cost of mail out bills is $1.30. The change over will not be mandatory, but will be an option.
Queens picks representative volunteer for 2015
Councillors and the mayor participated in a blind vote to choose two volunteers to be named Representative Volunteer for 2015.
The two will represent all Queens County volunteers at the provincial volunteer awards ceremony co-ordinated by Recreation Nova Scotia in April.
Council has requested the names of…