L.S.D. (Local Service District) Advisory Council
Your L.S.D. (Local Service District) Advisory Council has been working for you with five members elected in the Fall of 2009. Mike Bird – Chairman, Corey White – Secretary, Shirley Clayton, David Duplessis, and Tim Noel are your committee members and can each be contacted through this website. Please feel free to contact your member(s) about any issues or concerns you want to have dealt with at a regular meeting or to make arrangements to attend an upcoming meeting in person.
Some of the things already being addressed include the repairs to Highway 104 in the Burtts Corner area. This is supposed to be a temporary fix since announcements for rehabilitating this highway have been made by the province. Because of concerns around the issue of speeding vehicles, increased traffic, school bus safety and more, a request has been made to review and reduce the speed limits through the most populated section of the area. A response from the office of the Minister of Transportation states that the Maintenance and Traffic Branch has been asked to add this request in the Provincial Traffic Safety Program for review in the coming months. Further, once this evaluation has been completed, we will be sent a copy of the results and will let you know the results.
On the same matter, you may have noticed a much increased RCMP presence in the area. If you are one of those who have been stopped and ticketed for speeding, we ask you to spread the word. Our local detachment officers have and will continue to step up their patrols and if you speed, you will be caught and fined. So, please slow down and be aware of the children, the walkers and others who use this highway every day. Fines in the school zones are higher and can cost you points as well as money.
We are pleased to have dedicated officers in our area who are very responsive to this community. On the topic of the RCMP, you have a representative on the District Two Community Council Policing Committee. Meetings are held regularly and information is exchanged about concerns around local policing, Should you have issues of a general nature that you wish to bring forward, your representative can do that for you. So feel free to be in touch with a council member. Soon you will be receiving information about keeping yourself and your property safe. We have seen a reduction of property and personal crimes in this area and we will continue to see such results as long as we pay attention. It’s up to all of us to be vigilant and to report problems directly to our local RCMP Detachment.
Members of the Council recently attended an open meeting of the Rural Planning Commission and learned more about how that Commission will impact on our area. Should you have any questions on a particular property or specific plan, you can reach the Commission at 453-2956.