Cum­ber­land County sends sec­ond-hand smoke pol­icy back to staff

The Amherst News - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY - Don Fletcher Don Fletcher rep­re­sents District 10 on Cum­ber­land mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil.

Cum­ber­land County mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil’s last meeting cov­ered many im­por­tant items.

There was a pre­sen­ta­tion from our EMO co-or­di­na­tor, Mike John­son, with an up­date on the Ox­ford sink­hole.

The hole is still there and is be­ing mon­i­tored and a de­ci­sion on the next step is forth­com­ing.

A short dis­cus­sion on twostream re­cy­cling as it per­tains to the com­mer­cial sec­tor was held

and it was de­cided to in­clude them in the process.

There was a dis­cus­sion on the Wheeler re­port re­gard­ing frack­ing with each ses­sion get­ting deeper into the sub­ject.

A bor­row­ing res­o­lu­tion for the Pug­wash wa­ter project and Parrs­boro waste wa­ter project were ap­proved and our new flag pol­icy was ap­proved with Op­tion 2 which will have a des­ig­nated flag pole at each ser­vice cen­ter.

Our pro­tec­tion from se­cond­hand smoke pol­icy went back to staff for an­other look with des­ig­nated smok­ing areas a stum­bling block. Our health and safety pol­icy was ap­proved as were five grants to var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions. See the county for more in­for­ma­tion on that.

We had a re­port from our fire ser­vice co-or­di­na­tor that in­cluded the Southamp­ton fire depart­ment’s wash­room fa­cil­i­ties. Coun­cil will have a pre­sen­ta­tion in the near fu­ture to deal with the is­sue. This has been go­ing on for a few years.

Re­mem­brance Day was dis­cussed with each ser­vice cov­ered.

Our next coun­cil will in­clude the election of deputy war­den for the next year.

The pub­lic can al­ways at­tend coun­cil and lis­ten to the dis­cus­sions if in­ter­ested!

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