Bristol council highlights

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Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – The municipality held its first monthly meeting since the election, November 13. Mayor Brent Orr welcomed Archie Greer, the new councillor for seat 2, as well as all returning councilors.

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – The municipality held its first monthly meeting since the election, November 13. Mayor Brent Orr welcomed Archie Greer, the new councillor for seat 2, as well as all returning councilors.
In the public input portion of the meeting, the Friends of Chats Falls mentioned they now have 50 members following their recently held forum and requested that Bristol Council appoint a representative to their board of directors; councillor Kilgour accepted.
Two members of the public who participated in the Elections Review Committee spoke about election procedure concerns and it was agreed that council will review the procedures with the Elections Review Committee early in the New Year.
Kyle Sheppard was awarded the Louis Welch Memorial Bursary for 2017 and Hanna Leclair received the Municipality of Bristol Bursary.  A motion to go to tender for fuel was passed; council has a record of the average quantities and types of fuel required in order to make an informed decision once bids are received. Council also finalized their nominations for the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce’s Business Achievement Awards.
A letter received from Rick Wittenburg thanked council for their road maintenance support in Pontiac Station as well as their assistance during the spring flood. The Old Fort William Cottagers’ Association shared Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ announcement that, due to a combination of public and professional feedback accepting intermediate level waste nuclear is no longer part of the plan for the Near Surface Disposal Facility proposed for Chalk River.
Council agreed to send a follow-up to their April 2017 request to the MRC asking that the moratorium on development in the area east of the Norway Bay Golf Course be lifted. Councillor Greg Graham suggested a municipal promotion committee be established and that the municipality create a Facebook page. Councillor Phil Holmes agreed to take initial responsibility for creating the Facebook page.