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Town of Riverview / News / Council Highlights - June 10, 2019

Council Highlights - June 10, 2019

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of public meetings to help residents, businesses and stakeholders understand the decisions that affect their community. For the official record of Council Meetings, please refer to the adopted minutes, which are posted for each meeting once approved at the next Regular Council Meeting. Consult this meeting's agenda to view files mentioned in the Council Highlights. 

Adoption of the Minutes 

  • Regular Council Meeting – May 13, 2019
  • Committee of the Whole – May 27, 2019
  • Special Council Meeting – May 27, 2019

First reading of by-laws to be enacted at the next Regular Council Meeting

  • By-Law 700-75 A By-Law Relating to the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Bags in the Town of Riverview

Second and final reading of by-laws enacted by Council

  • By-Law 700-70 A By-Law Respecting Tall Grasses in the Town of Riverview


Meghan Cross from the Department of Corporate Services presented a recommendation for a ban of single-use plastic bags. The recommendation follows direction given by the three municipal councils at the June 2018 Tri-Community Council meeting to form a working group comprised of staff from the Town of Riverview, Cities of Moncton and Dieppe and Eco360 to research options to reduce single-use plastic waste.                                                                     

Monthly Grant Report

  • $1000 to the Portage Atlantic Fundraising Dinner on June 14, 2019.


  • Council adopted the Social Media Administrator Policy.

Tenders and Requests for Proposals (RFP)

  • Tender 19-66 awarded to Dexter Construction Company Ltd for $223,155.00 plus HST for the Canusa Drive sidewalk construction and road realignment.
  • RFP 2019-06 awarded to Nuttall Restoration for a three-year contract for the provision of project management services for the Holiday Lights (Light Up Riverview) project at a rate of $69 per hour.

Other Business

Council made a motion to approve the allocation of additional General Operating transit funds in the 2019 budget to increase frequency of transit services on existing routes. The new services will start in September 2019. Codiac Transpo will monitor ridership results and report back to Council.

Council approved the 2018 Annual Report as presented.

Council made a motion to approve the summer meeting schedule. For the months of July and August, the Committee of the Whole will be cancelled and Regular Council Meetings will start at 4 p.m.

Council elected Ward 2 Councillor John Coughlan to serve as Riverview’s Deputy Mayor for a one-year term until May 2020.

Next Meeting 

Council will next meet for the Committee of the Whole on Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. and live-streamed on our website. Visit to view the recording and find the agenda available on Thursday prior to the meeting. For more information contact; 506-387-2136.

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