Monday, January 25, 2010

Energy Retrofits for Town Buildings

The Town of Bridgewater is going for more funding from Eco Nova Scotia for solar and oil heating retrofits. Mayor Carroll Publicover says Council pre-approved up to 85 thousand dollars pending 50 percent co-funding to implement the projects as part of the Town's Energy Management Plan. Town properties to be retrofitted include Town Hall, the public works garage, the fire hall, police station and DesBrisay Museum. The Town was recently notified it will receieve 58, 000 dollars to upgrade 11 buildings based on recommendations from an energy audit.

Terms of Reference for Parks,Recreation & Culture

Town Council has adopted amendments to the terms of reference for the Bridgewater Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission. Mayor Carroll Publicover says the Commission will now become strictly an advisory committee to Council as opposed to a body that can make a determination of direction.
The selection criteria has also been expanded to include citizens from not only the Town of Bridgewater, but also from the whole of Lunenburg County.
Along with six citizens, two councillors from the Town will also sit on the the committee. The new terms of reference take effect April 1st.