Belleville city staff is working with police on how city departments will be affected by the upcoming new legislation on marijuana.
At city council Monday night, Councillor Paul Carr questioned whether or not a special committee had been meeting on the issue.
Carr said discussions at the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario meeting indicated departments should conduct a review of how they will be affected, for instance, concerning the building code.
Director of Engineering and Development Rod Bovay told council a new staff member, familiar with the situation in Alberta, had “hit the ground running” on the issue.
Bovay says the special committee may be expanded to include outside agencies.
Belleville city council has approved several projects to move ahead.
Monday night, council awarded the contract to Gordon Barr Ltd. to replace watermains on parts of Reid and Jones Streets at a cost of almost $728,000 plus tax.
Council also approved the supply and installation of playground equipment in Boyd Park by Playground Planners Limited, at a cost of just over $44,000 plus tax.
Councillor Jackie Denyes asked that the Boyd family be contacted regarding the park, since it had donated the land from their farm for the project.