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Council Highlights - September 26, 2022

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of public meetings. For the official record, please refer to the adopted minutes, which are posted once approved at the next month’s Regular Council Meeting. Consult this meeting's agenda to view presentations and files mentioned in the Council Highlights.  


Committee of the Whole Meeting – September 26, 2022 

Petitions, Presentations & Delegations

  • Kristal LeBlanc gave a presentation on behalf of the Courage Centre, highlighting La Belle Marielle's work as a facility dog. 
  • Zoning By-law Amendment 300-7-9 Introduction – Justin Grift spoke on behalf of the planning department who provided information on the proposal of a two-story apartment building on the northeast corner of the Pinewood roundabout. This proposal will have a public hearing at an upcoming council meeting.



Building and Planning

Reports were shared for Building, development, and activity from June-August 2022.

Codiac RCMP

Activity snapshots and occurrence statistics reports were shared for June-August 2022.



All departments provided monthly reports to Council. They can be found in detail here.



  • Community Investment Policy – The Committee of the Whole passed a motion to recommend that Council adopt the new Community Investment Polity (grants). The policy was updated to streamline the process, add additional accountability measures, and update a few housekeeping items.
  • Statements of Public Interest - Briefing from K. Brewer - Currently, all local governments in New Brunswick are required to have land use plans, while land use plans for local service districts are optional. Under Local Government Reform, the Community Planning Act will be amended to require that all local governments and rural districts have land use plans in place by 2027. The province has created Statements of Public Interest that will be included in a Regulation under the Community Planning Act. These SPIs will serve to align provincial, regional, and local land use planning across New Brunswick. The Town’s existing planning documents already exceed the vision and goals laid out in the proposed regulation.
  • CRPA Committee Appointment – Mayor Andrew J. LeBlanc appointed Matt Carter as the new Codiac Regional Policing Authority representative for the Town of Riverview.
  • Grant Report - Council passed a recommendation to award a $2,000 grant to the Indo Canada Association of Greater Moncton Area.
  • ATV Access Update – An update was provided to Council regarding the ATV use proposal. A survey of residents was conducted and showed that the proposal to allow ATV users on a designated route in town was supported. Council awaits input from partner organizations NB Power and the RCMP prior to moving forward with a recommendation.
  • Age Friendly Community – C.O.W. passed a resolution showing a commitment to the age-friendly recognition program and will participate, support, promote and work with the Town of Riverview Seniors Roundtable.
  • Long Range Capital Plan – Updates to the General Long Range Capital Plan were discussed in relation to increasing projections based on inflation – most notably in the construction industry. In 2022, there were projects that ranged from 15-20% higher investment than originally budgeted. This is a critical planning tool that guides Town operations and at times needs to be adjusted to remain consistent with current economic conditions. Therefore, the overall ten-year plan saw a significant projected increase to reflect the anticipated costs for the same projects that were previously identified in the plan. 
  • Budget Planning for 2023- A motion was made for the Committee of the Whole recommend to Riverview Town Council to endorse the proposed budget parameters for the preliminary 2023 Capital and Operating budgets for the General and Utility Funds, including the proposed assumptions and parameters for revenue and expenses. Council is awaiting assessment numbers and potential impact to the equalization grant from the province which will have a significant impact on the budget.


Next meeting 

The next Regular Council Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the Town’s website – www.townofriverview.ca/council - the Thursday prior to the meeting. For more information, contact clerk@townofriverview.ca, 506-387-2136

Watch archived and upcoming Council meetings here and find the agenda available on Thursday prior to the meeting. 

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