Cooey Metals meeting tentatively set for next month
It looks like Brighton residents, concerned about the contaminated Cooey Metals property, may get their meeting with the Ministry of Environment soon.
Mayor Mark Walas, CAO Bill Watson and MPP Lou Rinaldi say they’ve already had “productive and forthright” meetings with the ministry to this point and that MOE representatives are interested in coming to give an update on the situation and possible clean-up plans.
That meeting is tentatively scheduled for November 15th at the Brighton Community Centre.
Another meeting involving an affected business and other MOE reps will be taking place as well, going over issues specific to that unnamed business.
Staff preparing report on web streaming council meetings
Brighton staff will be looking into streaming council meetings over the internet.
Councillors Martinello and McMurray put the motion forward, to have meetings streamed, in the interest of improving accessibility, accountability and transparency.
Council decided to have staff put together a report on the costs of installing the needed equipment and internet bandwidth to make the broadcasts possible.
That report is supposed to be submitted by the meeting on November 7th.
Brighton Council considers tree by-law
A Brighton home owner is asking council to enact a tree bylaw.
Scott Huizinga says his neighbours haven’t been cooperating in cutting their trees, which hang 25 feet onto his property.
Huizinga says leaves, nuts and other debris from the trees fall into the pool in the back yard of his “dream home” on Main Street and it shouldn’t be his responsibility to deal with.
Council has asked staff to put together a report on the specific issue and have it tabled by the November 2nd meeting.
Coffee and burger chains to open soon
A couple of Brighton’s newest chain restaurants will be opening soon.
At Monday’s regular meeting, CAO Bill Watson gave an update on a number of projects, including the McDonald’s and Shell gas station, by the 401 and the Tim Horton’s near No Frills.
Watson says McDonalds and Shell should be open by the end of October and plumbing contractors are on site at the Tim Horton’s, as work continues there.
He says Tim’s should be open by the new year if everything goes well.