This event will be held April 14,2012 at 7:00pm in the BRHS gymnasium. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7.00 per person, under 10 get in free.
1) Bridgetown Fiddlers,
2) Symons Family
3) Mary's Islanders,
4) Lorimer Higgins
5) Brent Williams.
New Market For Bridgetown
- Planning Officer Keith Saunders brought to council a recommendation from the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) regarding an application for change of use from the owners of the Bridgetown Development Centre (BDC). The owners, Shaun Saunders and Jeff Bishop, have plans to create a residential hockey academy at the BDC and need changes made to allow a commercial school with dormitory. The PAC recommended accepting this change of use. Council gave a first reading for this application and set up a Public Meeting for 6PM on April 11, prior to the Council Meeting on that night.
- The municipalities in Annapolis County continue to pursue the idea of shared services. A Mayor’s and Warden’s Meeting will be scheduled in the coming weeks for more discussion.
- Council voted to accept account write-offs of over $20,000 as Town staff work through tax and water/sewer accounts. Of the total, $13,000 is interest, which cannot be recovered through an insurance claim.
- Council voted to retain the services of Michael V. Coyle as Town Solicitor. Coyle replaces long time solicitor John Cameron who resigned last year.
- To prepare for the October, 2012 Municipal Elections, Council appointed a Returning Officer (Heather Marshal) and Deputy Returning Officer (Margarida Merry), accepted a Tariff of Fees and specified that the town would need only one polling place. Council passed a motion to use the Province’s Permanent Voter’s List.
- A motion was passed to encourage residents to support Earth Hour, which takes place on March 31st, from 8:30-9:30PM
- CAO Hiltz reported that the budget is still on target and that collections are coming in as they should. There is still about $198,000 in Accounts Payable still outstanding from this year but the town is catching up as funds come in. About $11,000 in payables was discovered from a previous year, however.
- During the Public Forum, Shaun Saunders spoke to the audience regarding changes at the Bridgetown Development Centre and plans for the Hockey Academy. Residents expressed their appreciation for the work Shaun and his partners are doing.
- The next Town Council meeting will take place Wed. April 11, 6PM, again at the Fire Hall