Sidney councillors Podmore, Loveless end careers with grace

In its final meeting prior to the 2014 civic election, Sidney town council made a few minor recommendations.

In its final meeting prior to the 2014 civic election, Sidney town council made a few minor recommendations.

Councillors shared a few thoughts as they ended their current term and a couple offered a few words as they ended their political careers.

 

• Council approved amendments and an extension to the Town’s maintenance and repair agreement with the SHOAL Centre on Resthaven Drive.

Coun. Marilyn  Loveless said she hoped the new agreement “gives clear vision to what is expected,” noting there had been some friction between the Town and the Centre.

Chief Administrative Officer Randy Humble said the plan is to buy time to allow the Town to further review their current agreement with the overall strata of the SHOAL Centre. The vote gave the existing agreement a one-year extension to meet that goal.

Humble noted the issue is complex and involves Town-owned land and a building divided into several strata parcels, owned by different groups. The town and overall strata have an agreement that sees the Town reimburse the strata 19.5 per cent of its total maintenance costs of the common areas and facilities.

 

• Councillors Marilyn Loveless and Kenny Podmore, who did not seek re-election on Nov. 15, attended their final council meeting.

“This town … has punched above its weight,” said Loveless, in regards to Sidney’s support of the arts and her years of promoting that. “And I’m proud of it.”

Both Loveless and Podmore moved and seconded their final council adjournment.