You will recall the Public Meeting at Lincoln Council Chambers on July 14th, 2014 at which many people came to speak to Council about the application to amend the Town’s Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw in order to use certain lands in the area of Young Street and Fly Road for the open storage of Biosolids or Non-Agricultural-Source-Material (NASM).
Tonight, Planning and Development Committee (A standing committee of Council) will discuss Planning Staff’s recommendation report contained in the link below (Page 31) – and may make a decision on the Application. If so, that decision will have to be ratified at a meeting of full Council on Monday November the 17th, 2014.
Tonight’s meeting is open to the public but not a "Public Meeting" by definition, meaning that it is not one in which the public is given an opportunity to speak (That meeting was held on July 14th, 2014).
Last night was the first gathering of the new Town of Lincoln Council. I am so thrilled to be able to serve Lincoln for another term! It’s bittersweet really- While it’s hard to look around the room and see that there are faces missing when you worked as a team for four years – It is exciting to hear the voices of our new Council members and our new Mayor. Voters have selected a very talented and diverse team for Lincoln and the future looks bright.
The current Council (2010-2014) is still in place (the new Council will be inaugurated December 1st). Last night, however, the new Council talked about the strategic plan process – where we bring priorities to the table based on what we heard in the community as a citizen or as a Councillor, during the last four years and most currently – during the many weeks that we campaigned door to door. We will spend time with a facilitator in talks, brainstorming and setting on paper our priorities for the next four years… and those priorities will be laid out in a strategic plan in the new year – a public document called Lincoln’s “Future Focus Corporate Plan”. Here is a link to the 2010-2014 Future Focus document (which will be replaced early in the new year with the 2014-2018 Plan) https://lincoln.civicweb.net/document/44774/2010-2014%20Future%20Focus.pdf?handle=C481032FD3B64933A50C349D9268AF3E The new Council and staff will refer to the 2014-2018 document as we move through this term so that we keep our eyes on our stated goals – and we will use the document as a guide and inspiration for careful planning and careful execution. This is very important because as we all know – four years goes by very fast when you are busy – and municipal government is usually very very busy. Dianne Rintjema