Council approves funding, plans, and program

PORT HOOD: Inverness Municipal Council met last Thursday and, though the agenda was minimal, the municipal unit made a number of decisions relating to funding, approving plans, and adopting a new program.

Council greenlit funding for two investments, one in Whycocomagh and one in Margaree.

The Margaree Area Development Association put forward a funding request, and council is providing the group $4,000. With that, council will also pick up the tab for power pole instillation on Whycocomagh’s main street, the cost of which rings in at $2153.83.

Council also approved a new active transportation plan and a workplace violence prevention plan.

“The active transportation plan is very interesting,” said Warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie. “It gives a profile of every district in the municipality, and how people can be encouraged to walk and be active.

“It has some bearing on the development of sidewalks and bike lanes and things like that with the department of transportation.”

The workplace violence prevention plan was developed to help keep people safe on the job, MacQuarrie said.

“It’s something we discussed to a great degree, and we decided to approve it. Staff worked on that diligently, looking at every possible scenario that could take place in the work place.”

In addition to all that, council approved its occupational health and safety program.