Councillors agree to appoint Municipal Prosecutor
Brighton Council will be appointing a municipal prosecutor, to handle any signifiant bylaw related issues.
By a 5-2 recorded vote, council agreed to appoint Cheryl Thrasher to the position, which has been vacant in Brighton since the province downloaded the responsibility some years ago.
Chief Administrative Officer Bill Watson tells Quinte News, it’s good to have a municipal prosecutor at the ready, even though they may not be used very often.
And he adds, it takes a lot of pressure off the town’s bylaw officer.
If and when Thrasher’s services are needed, she’ll be paid $50 per hour for work time and $150 per hour for in court time.
Councillors Martinello and McMurray had voted against the motion, with the feeling that the position was redundant.
Watson says Thrasher currently does the same job for a number of other towns within Northumberland County as well.
Class Environmental Assessment begins on wastewater treatment facility
A Kingston-based company is starting a Class Environmental Assessment on Brighton’s wastewater treatment system.
CAO Bill Watson tells Quinte News, J.L. Richards and Associates will conduct the study, which is an open look at the entire system.
Watson says public consultation will be a large part of the process and there are a number of ways residents can get involved.
You can contact lead engineer Steve Saxton by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 613-544-1424.
Date set for MOE to discuss Cooey Metals Property
A date has been set for Ministry of Environment officials to visit Brighton and discuss the contaminated Cooey Metals property.
CAO Bill Watson says reps from the ministry will be in town on November 15th and will take questions from any resident of Brighton who is concerned about the Prince Edward Street property.
Watson also says a separate meeting with a local business and the MOE, also on the Cooey issue, was held recently and went really well.
Speed limit changes coming to Bayshore Road
Brighton Council is listening to the advice of OPP and recommendations of residents and lowering the speed limit on Bayshore Road.
Staff have fielded numerous calls and complaints from concerned residents and have recommended the limit be dropped from 50 km/h down to 40 km/h, from just east of Lilac Lane to the end of Bayshore.
OPP told staff they agree with the decision, but feel it’s not necessary to declare the area a “community safety zone”, which would see increased fines.
Stop sign being added on Applewood Drive
Frequent drivers on Applewood Drive in Brighton should expect a new stop sign soon.
On Monday night council agreed to have staff write up a bylaw, to add the sign on the northwest corner of the intersection of Applewood and Loyalist Drive.
The sign is being added after a gate to the industrial park was removed, allowing for better access.
The addition of the sign will give the right of way to vehicles entering the industrial park.
It won’t cost more than $1,000 to install the needed signage, but there’s no exact date on when the change will come into effect.