By Cecilia Nasmith
Cobourg council heard three notices of motion put forth at this week's council meeting, with various matters brought forward by Co-ordinator of Planning and Development Services Nicole Beatty.
One is a motion to adopt a traditional land acknowledgement statement to be read at the beginning of meetings, drafted in consultation with Alderville First Nation to reflect the traditional territory of the Anishnabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Ojibway and Chippewa peoples as well as the territory covered by the Williams Treaty.
One would direct staff to provide a detailed plan on how the town could execute a property-standard order on the premises at 411 King St. E., formerly Sidbrook Private Hospital.
One would direct staff to prepare a report outlining options for the operation of a licensed waterfront patio at the Cobourg beach canteen courtyard, with three potential scenarios explored for its operation – by town staff, by a third-party event organizer, and leased out by the town and operated in partnership with local restaurants.
All three matters will be brought back to council at the May 13 committee-of-the-whole meeting.