UNSM Board of Director Outcomes from December 5 Meeting

 

  • Letter to Environment Minister to follow up on wilderness protected areas resolution (click here for a copy)
  • Letter to Municipal Affairs Minister requesting municipal authority to regulate architecture through the use of site-plan approval process similar to Halifax (click here for a copy)
  • Letter to Minister of Community Services regarding accessibility legislation (click here for a copy)
  • Letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs on building officials training (click here for a copy)
  • Approval of 2015 budget - for a copy click here.
  • Approval of regional meetings on Fridays in January and February 2015 and that UNSM will fund meeting costs
  • Notice to go out to membership regarding Towns Task Force RFP to review gas tax formula
  • Support for UNSM's participation in Halifax's Open Data Initiative which will allow the public free access to certain municipal data.
  • Support for a more proactive approach to the appointment of PVSC Board members
  • Approval of 2015 board meeting dates - February 6, March 20, May 6, June 26, August 21, September 25, November 3, December 4
  • Letter to Municipal Affairs Minister in support of MGA Review and to request that MGA recommendations from Towns Task Force and Fiscal Review be implemented by the Fall of 2015 (click here for a copy)
  • Approval of UNSM involvement as an intervener in the ARMCO- HRM court case which questioned the authority of the MGA and Halifax Charter to allow cash-in-lieu of parkland in development agreements. (Update:  UNSM did intervene, the case has been settled and there is no further action required)