Highlights from Bristol council Erosion study, trapping by-law, and multi-unit housing

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Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held their regular monthly meeting October 5. Input from the public included a request from a Dublin Road resident to investigate the actions of some property owners in the area who have blocked access to part of the road, and a suggestion from another ratepayer to
consider applying to

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held their regular monthly meeting October 5. Input from the public included a request from a Dublin Road resident to investigate the actions of some property owners in the area who have blocked access to part of the road, and a suggestion from another ratepayer to
consider applying to
a Ministry of the Environment program for subsidized composters.
Under “correspondence and motions” it was announced that property owners in two zones encompassing most of Norway Bay were eligible to sign the register requesting a referendum regarding a zoning proposal for two properties on River Road. Areas east of the Norway Bay Golf Course as well as south of Bristol village are to be added to zones requested for possible multi-unit family housing following recommendations from the consulting company BC2. A draft
by-law was passed to amend the zoning at Thorne Lake, removing campgrounds from the list of allowable land use options. An offer of service from consulting company WSP to complete the preparations for further work on the Aylmer Road was accepted.
Items under “received” included a timetable from the ABV des 7, the consultants mandated to recommend solutions to erosion problems in Norway Bay. While the study of some aspects will not be completed until next spring, an information session will be held on February 12, 2016 to present findings to date and solution options.
“Questions under study or unfinished” included a request from Councillor Graham to be contacted by anyone interested in organizing local events for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. The Planning Committee has reworked the wording of the municipal trapping by-law and will send it to the Ministry of Wildlife. In the meantime, the current by-law is still in force. Regarding the relocation of the library, Mayor Orr said further clarification on requirements was needed before moving ahead to tender, but he added that a floor plan has been drawn up.
Under financial matters, a motion was passed to pay the monthly bills totalling $192,753.04
Mayor Orr announced there is a vacancy for a rink attendant in Norway
Bay. Councillor Graham explained that Heritage College students had been in Bristol surveying and interviewing people regarding possible projects and will present their ideas to council. Councillor Holmes reported receipt of a letter from a ratepayer expressing concern about how long it took for
council minutes to be
posted on the website.