26 North Street
PO Box 189
Lockeport, NS
Canada B0T1L0
(902) 656-2216
townoflockeport@ns.sympatico.ca

TOWN OF LOCKEPORT

COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2024 AT 1:00 P.M.

AGENDA

  1. Call to order
  1. Silence Electronic Devices
  1. Approval of Agenda, including additions or deletions

Draft Motion: That Council approve the agenda for the July 22, 2024 meeting as presented/with the following additions:

  1. Approval of Minutes from the July 8, 2024 Regular Council Meeting

Draft Motion: That Council approve the July 8, 2024 meeting Minutes as circulated.

  1. Business arising from previous Minutes
  1. Recording names of Motion movers and seconders – This process was changed several years ago. Motions are either passed or not. If any member of Council is not in favour of a Motion and wishes it recorded, they will ask that it be reflected in the Minutes.
  1. There is no summer programming this summer since the Town of Lockport did not receive any funding from Canada Summer Jobs.
  1. The Imperial Oil property on Brighton Rd. This property is currently listed for sale and any issues would need to be addressed by any potential purchasers and the property owners.
  1. Community Forum (Open Mic)
  • 20 Minutes Maximum
  • Each resident is allowed a maximum of five minutes.
  • Each resident is to state their name and where they live
  • The resident is to speak directly to the Council.
  • There will be no interaction by Council at this time.
  • If questions are posed by residents the question will be recorded to be researched.
  1. Presentations

There are no presentations scheduled for this meeting.

  1. Department Reports
  • Public Works Department Report (Page 1)
  • Community Coordinators Report (Page 2)
  • Equity and Anti-Racism Plan – Staff Report from Adam Dedrick, Municipality of Shelburne (Page 3-4)

Draft Motion:  That Council approve the Town of Lockeport to partner with the Town of Shelburne and the Municipality of Shelburne to develop an Equity and Anti-Racism Plan for Eastern Shelburne County.

  • Administration Report (Page 5-6)
  1. Finance
  • List of invoices already paid in the amount of $166,295.37 (Page 7-8)
  • Revised budget presentation (Page 9-34)
  1. Other Business
  • Motion to set revisions period to the Preliminary list of Electors for August 19 – 23, 2024

Draft Motion:  That Council approve the recommendation of the Returning Officer for the Town of Lockeport, to set the revision period to the Premominary list of Electors for August 19 – 23, 2024

  • Motion to approve the Amended list of Electors

Draft Motion:  That Council approve as recommended by the Town of Lockeport Returning Officer, the Amended list of Electors be completed by September 3, 2024.

  • Revised REMO Agreement (Page 35-60)

Draft Motion:  That Council approve the revised REMO agreement as presented

  • Email request for support from EcoDrive Nova Scotia (Page 61-62)

Draft Motion:  That Council approve writing a letter of support to EcoDrive Nova Scotia

  1. Council Reports
  • Canada Day (Mayor Cory Nickerson)
  • Recreation Report (Deputy Mayor Dawn DeMings-Taylor) (Page 63-70)

Draft Motion:  That as recommended by the Recreation Committee Grace Garren be recognized as Volunteer of the month, for August 2024

Draft Motion:  That as Recommended by the Recreation Committee, Wayne and Anna Chetwynd’s family be recognized as volunteers of the month, for September 2024.

  1. Correspondence
  1. Information Only
  • Email from Honourable John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Canada Community-Building Fund (Page 71)
  • Email from Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, President – Enhanced Emergency Alert System (Page 72)
  1. Date of next meeting
  • Monday September 9, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  1. “In Camera”     
  1. Adjournment

  Regular Council Meeting 072224.agd

April 8, 2024

 

Joint Statement on Consolidation from the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne, and the Town of Lockeport

Earlier this year, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, along with the Towns of Shelburne and Lockeport, agreed to explore the concept of consolidation to examine the potential benefits.

Municipal consolidation is a complex issue, and consolidating our three units is a significant undertaking that requires careful consideration and ample time investment, particularly in navigating the initial stages of the process.

After further review of the required timeline to properly explore the pros and cons of consolidation, we have made the joint decision to press pause and defer our discussions until after the upcoming election when new councils are in place.

From the beginning, our goal has been to foster transparency in our discussions and ensure that all residents are well-informed and involved.  We do not want to rush the necessary exploration and dialogue required to make an informed decision that is in the best interest of our community.

Moving forward, we remain committed to engaging in discussions about the potential benefits and challenges of consolidation as we explore whether consolidation can enhance the economy and quality of life for the residents in our community, all while preserving our unique identities. 

Yesterday, our Government launched the YourHealthNS app.
 
YourHealthNS is a game changer for accessing healthcare and finding information.
 
Key features of YourHealthNS include:
 
• a search tool to find and book the nearest health services
• the option to chat with a care navigator to help find the best service or information needed
and, if appropriate, direct people to a virtual care visit
• the ability to book blood tests, x-rays, flu shots, and EKG appointments
• a home screen that can be personalized with information most important to the individual
• predicted emergency department wait times
• access to vaccination records
• access to free, same-day virtual care.
 
You can install it right now by visiting:
 
The Apple App Store
The Google Play Store
 
 
 
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