Review of July 27, 2021 Special Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

Council approved advancing a salt storage building from year two in the capital budget to year one. The new building will be located beside the public works garage and the construction will be funded by the Springhill Area Rate reserves in the amount of $95,000 plus tax. The location and design of the new building will enable a more cost and time effective response to winter weather in the community.

First reading was given to by-law with a set of amendments to the solid waste by-law pertaining to exporting solid waste outside of the municipality and an administrative update to remove reference to a non-existent policy on disposal fees. A second reading on this by-law is scheduled for August 19, 2021.

Second reading was given to two amendments to the land use by-law regarding a property on the Gulf Shore Road and a property at 59 Charles Street in Joggins. These amendments received first reading on June 16th with public hearings on July 14th.

Council authorized the CAO to enter into an agreement with the Town of Amherst to pave a portion of Tupper Boulevard that is located in the Municipality of Cumberland. The estimate of the work to be performed is $28,710 plus tax and will be funded from the municipality’s reserves of the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly known as Gas Tax).

Council does not hold regular meetings during the month of August. Formal minutes of the July 27 meeting will be available within 24 hours of the meeting. A Facebook live recording is available on the municipal Facebook page.