Bristol council highlights

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Deborah Powell


Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held their regular meeting, November 7.  In response to questions from the Bristol Community Association (BCA), Mayor Brent Orr confirmed the municipality would hire someone for rink maintenance and refer an electrician for work required to install the new dishwasher at the Jack Graham Hall. Councillor Holmes offered to assist the BCA to install supports for new stage lighting.  Regarding questions about pier maintenance, Mayor Orr said there was a budget line and that pier care was ongoing.
Barbara Haughton, designated earlier in the year to attend meetings on behalf of Bristol Council regarding the Chats Falls Park project, spoke about the information and planning session, November 2, at the Tim Horton Camp. She explained that a
meeting was scheduled November 11 to form a citizen-based organization with the purpose of moving the park project forward.
Members of Friends of the PPJ Cycloparc spoke about plans for a PPJ Jamboree, a series of activities throughout the 2017 season, including bike maintenance workshops and moonlight rides, to promote the trail both locally and regionally.
They requested a letter of support from council to include with their funding applications to the MRC and Canada 150th programmes and explained that at least 10% of funding needs to be provided by communities along the
PPJ. Council agreed to provide a letter of support for the PPJ Jamboree.
Motions were passed to install a dry hydrant for fire services at Moffat Lake and issue tenders for fuel.
Under ‘Received’ were a number of requests for funds from various organizations and letters from two ratepayers concerned with the lack of reliable internet service in Bristol. Also received was a letter regarding parking on River Road.
Mayor Orr reported on the MOOSE Consortium meeting he attended
concerning the installation of light rail in the region and suggested that funds be set aside in order for Bristol to participate.
Councillor Graham announced a playwriting workshop on the theme of  “Telling Local Stories” will be held November 27 and he also gave details of
event plans for celebrating Canada’s 150th, noting a schedule will be made public when funding is confirmed. Infrastructure plans include a new 40-foot flagpole at Wyman.