The County of Kings will contribute $500 toward Special Olympian Phil Brown’s travel to the World Special Olympic Games in South Korea later this month.
Brown has been selected from more than one million Special Olympians as one of 10 to run with the Law Enforcement Torch Run Team. Kentville Police Chief Mark Mander is a member of the team and is also participating.
Council has directed Chief Administrative Officer Bob Ashley to provide council with a conference calendar that matches up to the fiscal year. The purpose is to be able to better plan attendance and resource allocation to various conferences attended by councillors throughout the year.
Council has also approved revised gas tax funding guidelines. The maximum funding allocation for water and wastewater projects has been changed from 67 to 100 per cent. The county’s estimated 2013-2014 federal gas tax allocation is $2,068,335, along with just over $1 million being carried forward. Including funds the municipality allocates to villages, the county plans to spend about $3.1 million in gas tax funds during the upcoming fiscal year. Eligible projects include public transit, water, wastewater, solid waste, community energy systems and active transportation.
Council has approved $500 towards the Acadia New Music Society event “Shattering the Silence” on the condition that county signage is displayed at the event and the municipal logo displayed on promotional material.