First service commission meeting set for Thursday - Jan. 09, 2013
The Regional Service Commission for Service District 10 is holding its first public meeting.
The first official public meeting of the RSC will be held on Thursday at St. Stephen Town Hall, 6 p.m. At that meeting, RSC Chair Danny Dow said the new executive director will be introduced.
The meeting will be the first official meeting of the RSC, which didnít officially exist until Jan. 1. The body has passed a budget, as mandated by the province.
The entire new structure for rural governance was created by the provincial government on Feb. 2, 2012. During that time, the government split the province into 12 regional service areas, each to be represented by their own commission. The commission is responsible for local/regional planning, waste management, and building inspections.
The revenues the RSC for this district, District 10, come from two sources: property taxes and tipping fees at the Hemlock Knoll waste facility, formerly known as the Southwest Solid Waste Commission. According to the RSC budget, solid waste revenues are estimated to be $3.7 million this year, while tax revenues amount to just more than $380,000.
There will be an in camera set of proceedings at the end of the meeting to deal with several matters, but not before the public has a chance to meet the commissioners and its new executive director.