The committee met at the beginning of the summer for its first meeting. Since then, members have been busy over the summer both with personal commitments, as well as attending various functions related to LSD and Fundy Regional Service Commission (FRSC) business.
John Cairns, chair of the LSD of Simonds, attended an FRSC meeting in June at which new mayors were introduced and LSD representatives toured the Crane Mountain Landfill.
At the July meeting of FRSC a new chair and co-chair were elected. Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll will serve as chair, with Glen Baxter from the LSD of Kingston filling the role of co-choir.
There was no FRSC meeting in August.
At the September FRSC meeting, also attended by John Cairns, the main topic of discussion was the introduction of the Regional Recreation Plan. (You can download and view the full plan at http://frsc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Final-Report-Fundy-March-2016.pdf.) The plan will be presented this fall by the mayors of each municipality to their councils. Each council will review the plan. This plan will also be presented to all LSD advisory committees within in Region 9 (FRSC) at a meeting to be announced shortly by Terry Keating, manager at the Local Services Regional Office in Hampton (Department of Environment and Local Government).
John Cairns met with Terry Keating to make arrangements for a presentation to the Simonds LSD Advisory Committee about the committee members’ role as members of the committee in advising the Minister of Environment and Local Government.
There will be a meeting held on November 1 open to all LSD advisory committee members from all LSDs of Region 9 to view a video about, and have a discussion on, the role of Regional Service Commissions and LSD Advisory Committees.
The Simonds LSD Advisory Committee will meet this month. There are a number of items on the agenda over the next few months to be discussed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A public meeting of community members in the LSD of Simonds will be called in a situation where decisions need to be made that would affect property tax rates. These issues arise from discussions and actions of the FRSC.
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