Bristol council meeting – Emergency Preparedness plan adopted; Norway Bay beach project progresses

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Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – The Bristol monthly council meeting on November 4 began with a briefing from the Shawville Lions Club about plans to install an elevator at their Lions Hall to improve accessibility. Council agreed to provide a letter of support and will consider a financial contribution when developing the municipal budget.

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – The Bristol monthly council meeting on November 4 began with a briefing from the Shawville Lions Club about plans to install an elevator at their Lions Hall to improve accessibility. Council agreed to provide a letter of support and will consider a financial contribution when developing the municipal budget.
Council passed a motion to adopt its Emergency Preparedness Plan, a requirement for all municipalities.
Tendering for contracts is only needed for amounts over $100,000, so council agreed to alternate the municipal fuel contract between two local suppliers; McEwan and Petro Pontiac.
Progress continues on the Norway Bay beach and park improvement project; council accepted a $46,000 estimate to draw up plans and investigate the current storm sewer system. The amount was very close to what was budgeted, with $24,000 funded by a grant. Additional funding will be sought for phase 2 of the project, including requests to surrounding municipalities.
A motion was passed to write a letter to Hydro Québec indicating the
fire department will charge the company for the time they take to respond to calls regarding dangerous situations involving hydro lines. Mayor Brent Orr explained there were more calls this year for hydro lines than fires. Hydro Québec does not provide information as to when they will respond to a call, making the situation difficult for the fire department.
The meeting ended with an in-camera discussion regarding a human resources matter.