May 10, 2001
The council contacted Ed to let us know that there is just over $5000 available to the community in Section 94 development funds. This is the fund that developers have to pay into to support common infrastructure and these s94 funds have been held since 1993. We don't know why, but we have just ten days to figure out how to spend it. Joel, Colin, Kali and I met on Saturday to figure out how to go about deciding this, and proposing it to council.
As a process, we are going to have a meeting to vote on a proposal to council on Thursday night, 6:30pm at Kali's (Note not the usual 7:30pm time) , if you have items that you think should be funded then please email them to me before then, at the meeting we will try and achieve consensus on where to use this money.
It is unclear at this time exactly what we can, and cannot use the money for, so we will actually put together a prioritised list so that if our high priority items don't get funded there are other items that can be funded instead.
At the last general meeting it was decided that the LAMP was our hightest priority project, Joel, Colin, Kali and I feel strongly that the best way to use this money is to plan for the long-term, i.e. to get into place a plan of what the residents want for this area, and to turn those into the necessary documents for council's planning process. Below - as Option A - you'll see our concerns about the lack of protection provided by the existing Pilot Study, and how we might go about creating an updated version. This is just an early proposal, there is plenty of time to discuss both the process of putting one together. and of course what should be in such a plan. What we don't have much time for is to reach consensus as to whether this is our priority for the funds. We are proposing an updated LAMP as a first priority to the meeting on Thursday, subject to member approval
As Option B below you'll see a collection of the different other items that people have suggested using the funds for, and a list of items that we think we can get funds for from elsewhere. This is only the start of a more comprehensive list we will put together.
We would particularly like to receive any suggestions from West Tyagarah.
So .... please email back to me with anything you want added to the list, If you cannot make it to the meeting please also email back and let me know whether a) you support us making funding the concept plan / LAMP the priority. and b) the priority you place on the suggested other items. I'll present your preferences to the meeting on Thursday.
Colin is putting together a diagram of what a concept plan would look like, and I'll email that out as soon as I get it.
Posted at May 10, 2001 12:00 AM
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