COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- Special Meeting May 3 2023

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Annexing Property on Kinsmen Rd
May 3rd , 2023

Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Albert Gallant  – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Charles MacAusland- Councillor
David Hughes- Councillor (Absent)
Corey Gillis  Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO
10 members of the public

Mayor Gallant opened the meeting at 6:00pm and handed the meeting over to CAO Perry

CAO Perry explained to the public as to why the community is looking to annex the property and bring that part into the community.  There is a land owner on the Kinsmen rd that is looking to put up 55+ housing on the land up to 30 units, and they want to connect into the community sewer. So the community is looking into annexing the property to make it part of the community, and since the 9 other properties on that side of the road are not part of the community it would be a good opportunity to take them in all at the same time.

Public had a few questions:
Q: Will they have to connect to the sewer.
A: We will get the answer
Q: If they have to hook up shouldn’t the community pay for the cost of this.
A: Usually the community will only put the line up to the property line of the owner then it would be their responsibility to get it the rest of the way at their cost.
Q: Is there a grant to hook up the sewer line.
A: We will have to look into this to see if anything is available.
Q:Can the community provide an estimate as to what it would cost per ft to get hooked up.
A: Yes we will get this information for you.
Q: Will our taxes go up
A: yes you taxes will increase by .45 per $100.00 but you will not be paying your fire dues as this will now be part of the municipal tax.

Mayor Gallant thanked everyone for coming to the meeting