Council Highlights - February 1

Council Highlights - February 1
Posted on 02/02/2017
Please note that this summary is not a full representation of the meeting. For the Official Record please refer to the Council Minutes in the next Council Agenda.

GPS Fleet Vehicle Tracking Systems

Air Automotive Tracking Inc was awarded the contract for a Fleet Vehicle Tracking System at a cost of $42,985. The system will track location, speed and status of fleet vehicles in real time.

Rainbow Valley Road RV Park

Council has received a ‘Preliminary Development Application’ regarding the Rainbow Valley Road RV Park located at 1789 Rainbow Valley Road. The preliminary application advised Council of the applicant’s intentions to re-open the RV Park/Campground that has been closed for a number of years. The applicant has proposed a Site Plan that will include a total of 114 campsites.

Procedural By-law Adopted

Council has adopted an updated Procedural By-law which governs the calling, place and proceedings of formal meetings under the Municipal Act. The new By-law will ensure that meetings transpire in an open and accessible manner, and dictates how Council discusses, deliberates and makes decisions on matters that affect the community. The By-law also establishes notification procedures, order of business, how the public may participate and under which conditions a Closed Meeting can be held.

Nine Mile Portage Trail – Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

The Nine Mile Portage Trail will see some upgrades thanks in part to a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Grant. The Nine Mile Portage is a historical trail that was used by indigenous people to connect Kempenfelt Bay to Willow Creek and the Nottawasaga River.

The approved grant will cover $77,500 or 50% of the total project costs estimated at $155,000. The funds will be used for an archeological assessment, upgrades to the trail, and the installation of benches and interpretive signage.