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Artists next to their paintings in Council Chambers

The Town’s Art Procurement Committee presented to Council the final three selections of art purchased from Riverview artists on Jan. 22. L to R: Shannon Williams (artist), Alison Davidson (jury member), Mike Molnar (jury member), Lee Anne Gibson (artist), Mayor Ann Seamans, Kathy Sather (jury member) and Ruth Smith (artist).

Council Highlights – January 22, 2018

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.

Council Highlights – January 22, 2018
Committee of the Whole

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

  • None presented

Third and final reading of by-laws enacted by Council

  • None presented

Presentations and Delegations

  • The Town’s Art Procurement Committee presented the final three selections of art purchased from Riverview artists Shannon Williams, Lee Anne Gibson and Ruth Smith under the Art Procurement Policy in December 2017. Their works will be displayed in Council Chambers and an open call for submissions for 2018 purchasing will be conducted later this year.
  • Darlene Taylor, Community Schools Coordinator for Anglophone-East School District on behalf of the Moncton Regional Learning Council, shared information with Council about the Imagination Library, a program that provides a free book by mail to children from the time they are registered until their fifth birthday. The program requires funds to launch in Riverview.
  • Mike Randall presented on behalf of the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick to encourage donations toward the 2017 campaign goal of $2.5 million by Feb. 28. The organization has had great success and is now $90,000 away from its financial goal to ensure community agencies continue to be supported in the upcoming year. He encouraged Council and residents to organize a corporate donation or special staff events to help reach this year’s goal.

View each presentation in the agenda for this meeting.

Monthly Grant Report

  • $500 to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra for ‘O Canada: A Young 150’ event on Feb. 10, 2018
  • $500 to the Moncton Mustangs football association
  • $600 to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Women and Wellness event on Feb. 24, 2018

Policies

  • None presented

Tenders and Requests for Proposals (RFP)

  • None presented

Other Business

  • Chief Administrative Officer Colin Smith provided an overview and update on the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. The status report and priorities for 2018 will be available for the public to view on www.townofriverview.ca after the next Regular Council Meeting. 

Council Recommendations 

  • Council made a motion to support implementation of the Imagination Library program in Riverview with a three-year commitment of $500 per year.
  • Council made a motion to submit to the Municipal Capital Borrowing Board an authorization to borrow for 2018 capital projects.
  • Council made a motion to appoint Gordon McNutt from the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires to enforce the Town of Riverview’s by-laws upon retirement of the previous commissionaire.

These recommendations are brought forward for adoption at the next Regular Council Meeting.

Next Meeting 

The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on Monday, February 12 at 7 p.m. The agenda will be available at www.townofriverview.ca on Thursday prior to the meeting. For more information contact [email protected]; 506-387-2136.

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