Notices of motion announced for May 12 council meeting

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.