Council likely to approve new lots

Duane Hicks

It looks like the town could be moving forward with the development of a new subdivision.
Council will vote tonight on a recommendation to tender the Erin Crescent subdivision.
If approved, the development of the 27-lot subdivision will be tendered, with intent that the sewer and water installation take place this fall.
Site services then will be installed starting next spring, with curbing and paving to be completed in the fall.
The recommendation comes from the town’s Planning and Development and Administration and Finance executive committees, which met earlier this month after gathering input from a public meeting held July 27.
At that meeting and ever since, the town has received expressions of interest from residents regarding the proposed lots.
The cost of the project won’t be known until the tender bids come in.
The committee of the whole will meet first at 5 p.m., but will go in-camera for an indefinite length of time to discuss two items item (performance appraisal of an identifiable individual and a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land).
The regular council meeting will follow, with other business on tonight’s agenda including:
•a report on local delegates’ recent trip to Association of Municipalities Ontario conference in Ottawa;
•a presentation from Diana McGee, partnerships specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry;
•a hearing to consider applications for tax adjustment at 902 Crowe Ave.;
•a verb update on capital projects;
•a request from the Sister Kennedy Centre to suspend calendar parking in the 400 and 500 blocks of Nelson Street on Oct. 6;
•a recommendation re: a water well installation at 1408 Eighth St.;
•a recommendation re: acknowledgement of generous contributions to the skate park;
•minutes of settlement for properties at 1721 King’s Highway, 1700 King’s Highway, and 335 Scott St.;
•an easement agreement with the Township of Alberton re: provision of sewer and water service at 45 Oakwood Rd.;
•a recommendation re: healthier beverage choices policy for the Memorial Sports Centre; and
•a recommendation re: awarding of canteen services RFP at the Memorial Sports Centre.