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Council Meeting - May 23/17 

 

Town of Bancroft Council Meeting May 23, 2017                      Acting Mayor’s Opening Remarks

This past Saturday, Councillor Kavanagh, CAO Lambe, Fire Chief Hoover and myself had the privilege of attending the grand reopening of the Bancroft Airport.
MP Mike Bossio and County Warden Rodney Cooney were also on hand to cut the ribbon in recognition of renovations to the terminal building and one of the hangers completed through a Canada 150 Grant. The group of Airport volunteers who have spearheaded these and other efforts should be congratulated.
The Airport has some very exciting plans for the future and we wish them success and our support as they continue forward.

              Bancroft Community Airport

Bancroft Community Airport

Later that day, this same contingent attended the grand opening of the Bancroft Brewing Company. Congratulations to the Krupa family - this is a very impressive facility that I urge everyone to drop in and see for yourself.

                                                       Bancroft Brew Company

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Today we will table a resolution to pass the 2017 Budget as presented at last week's public meeting.
The Budget Process included evaluation of two budget scenarios - one reflecting a 2% increase and one at 13.9%.
The final budget resulted in an increase of just over 2% but incorporated elements of both scenarios. I'd like to thank Staff for laying all of the cards on the table as I feel it has resulted in a Progressive budget to facilitate future growth.
We also recognized the need to improve our digital infrastructure to improve efficiency - and communications - this budget moves us in that direction.

As everyone is also aware, back in December we raised our Water rates 6% and our Wastewater rates 100 % , for an effective combined increase of 53%.
We are aware of the potential hardships this may cause and we continue to search for solutions to allow us to reduce rates.
We are expecting announcement shortly of funding to conduct camera imaging of our sewer lines with the hope of finding the sources of infiltration.

Another fascinating and beneficial event that I attended this week along with Councillor Mullett, Councillor Kavanagh and CAO Lambe was a presentation entitled " 13 Ways To Kill Your Community"
This event was sponsored by Warden Cooney and the County of Hastings who we would like to express our gratitude to.
The presenter and author was Doug Griffiths, a long time advocate for rural economic development, a former Alberta MLA and former Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs.
He chronicles in 13 detailed steps how to ensure the failure of your communities prosperity. Of course, his intent is for everyone to realize that you must actually do the opposite in order to succeed.
Underlying his very relevant presentation were two major themes that he emphasized.
The first is the need for everyone to have a constructive and positive attitude and second that change is the norm and a necessity for progress.
His presentation is pertinent to Municipalities and organizations everywhere and no less here in Bancroft. In light of this we have purchased copies for all members of Council ( plus staff copies)
This will become our text book as we move forward and we will take the time to review the 13 points or chapters - just like being in school.
So please bring your book with you to every meeting and for the next meeting please read the prologue, forward and Chapter 8 titled - "Live in the past"
Let's see if we can use this book to help us move forward and have  some fun while we do it.

Last on my list today but not least important -
On behalf of Council, I would like to apologize to staff members for the personal and abusive attacks they have faced on social media that stem from decisions of Council, not decision of staff.
We appreciate the job you do - I would please ask the CAO to pass this message along.

Paul Jenkins, Deputy Mayor
Town of Bancroft   

                         

Notice of Intention - May 17/17

 

Notice

 

Map

We Have Moved!

Moving Notice

Notice of Passing of By-Law 30-2017

 

Notice of Passing of By-Law 30-2017

By-Law 30-2017

 

For a PDF of the key map, please click on the By-Law 30-2017 - Key Map

By-Law 30-2017 - Key Map

Notice of Passing of By-Law 28-2017

 

 By Law 28-2017

 By Law 28-2017

 

For a PDF of the Map - please click By-Law 28-2017 Key Map below

For a PDF of the By-Law to Amend Comprehensive By Law 27-2006 - please click Amend 27-2006 below

By Law 28-2017 - Key Map

Amend 27-2006

Town of Bancroft

8 Hastings Heritage Way, P.O. Box 790
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Phone: (613) 332-3331
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