Council agreed to install a streetlight in front of the old Brooklyn cemetery, located on Gardner Road. The Brooklyn Cemetery Committee requested the light, after expressing safety concerns over the lack of light.
Region 6 direction
Council approved a motion to reply to Region 6 Solid Waste Management on the future of composting in Queens. Region 6 was seeking input from the Region of Queens on one of two options; either host their own composting facility or send the compost to a new facility. Council’s reply was they are not interested in hosting the facility, but will consider sending organic waste to a new facility if the overall pricing is competitive.
Privateer Road closures
Council approved a Privateer Days Commission request for road closures during Privateer Days festival, pending approval from the traffic authority. The dates will be published in the future.
Safe Grad funding
The Region of Queens is contributing $250 to both Liverpool Regional High School and North Queens Rural High School Safe Grad Ceremonies. This funding will come from the General Government Contingency account.
Council agreed to fund a Volunteer Training Grant to Colleen Shannon to attend a Softball Clinic in the amount of $130.09. This money comes from the Recreational Grants Program and falls under the Region’s guidelines.
Rec facility upgrading
Council approved $14,983 in total assistance to Recreation Facilities. The funding is specifically used to upgrade facilities, and was awarded to everything from community centres and curling to tennis and baseball.
Tennis program funding
Council approved a $500 Community Recreation Assistance Program grant to the Liverpool Tennis Club. The funding goes towards a mini tennis program for ages 4-8.
Greenfield Softball funding
Council approved a $500 Community Recreation Assistance Program grant to the Greenfield Recreation Association to assist with costs from a softball program for children.
Greenfield swimming lessons
Council approved a motion for the Region of Queens to offer two two-week swimming lesson sessions in Greenfield during this upcoming summer. The cost for participants has not yet been determined.
Council is amending the development agreement between the Region and Parson’s Investments Limited to incorporate the recent land sold to Parson’s. This land will be part of the Affordable Housing Development.
Council approved the motion to make the Port Joli Community Hall a municipal heritage site. The Mayor commended the committee on their hard work to revitalize the building.
Supporting the tartan
Council approved a motion to officially support the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia to have the federal government declare April 6 annually as “Tartan Day,” and make the Maple Leaf Tartan Canada’s “National Tartan.”
LRHS not in Liverpool anymore
Council approved the motion to change the boundary lines around the Liverpool Regional High School property. Currently, the school and property are within the District's limits; however the entrance is in Mount Pleasant. The provincial government requested the change, so the property does not show up in two separate districts. The change does not affect any other property. Technically, this means LRHS is no longer within the former town of Liverpool.
Maritime Lumber Bureau meeting
Council authorized one member of council to attend the Maritime Lumber Bureau Meeting, taking place June 22-23 in Moncton, N.B.
Council approved a motion to commend and congratulate Margo Walsh-Leaman for receiving the Community Health Leadership
Region of Queens Council Notes
Landfill getting bigger The landfill in Queens Co. is growing, but that’s just what the plan is. It was announced in Region of Queens Municipal Council May 19 funding for the second cell at the solid waste facility was approved. The total cost of the project is $2.4-million, with $1.6 million of that coming from the federal and provincial government. The cell should be completed by March 2011.
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