Council takes stance on Biodiversity Act
Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Special Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.
Members of the Cumberland Forestry Advisory Committee presented regarding potential impacts to Cumberland County if the proposed Bill 4- Biodiversity Act is passed.
Council discussed the matter, and it was decided that a letter should be sent to the Province of NS requesting further public and industry engagement. Further, council agreed Mayor Scott will attend Law Amendments Committee regarding Bill-4 on behalf of the municipality.
The Nomination Committee nominated Councillor Houghtaling to sit as a member of an ad hoc committee that will create a Terms of Reference for a proposed Joint Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee.
The next public council meeting will be April 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. A committee of the whole meeting will be held April 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. Formal minutes of the March 24 meeting will be available within 24 hours of the meeting. A Facebook live recording is available on the municipal Facebook page