once again before council on November 15th .
Mayor Bev Matthews stated, “This is a good application. Something that is needed in our area.”
However, due to the length of time the application has taken – moving back and forth between consultants, Trent Lakes and the County of Peterborough - the mayor indicated that “you almost have to be a millionaire just to make an application”.
This project has been in the works for many years with no end, nor a groundbreaking, in sight.
PAY IT FORWARD
Compensation was on the agenda at the November 15th council meeting. Should Trent Lakes councillors receive pay increases? CAO Lois O’Neill-Jackson, though supportive of this proposal, believes the decision must be an informed one.
A motion was put forward to hire an expert to investigate the compensation of council members in similar jurisdictions. The cost for the consultation was estimated at $8,000. Council approved this study for 2017.