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HRM Staffer Appointed to Work With Community Liaison Committee
(Friday, March 8/2002)-- Halifax Regional Municipality has assigned a staff person to work with the Community Liaison Committee (CLC) for the Barrington/Cornwallis Street site for a wastewater treatment plant, Kulvinder Dhillon, Director of Public Works and Engineering Services, announced today.
Sharon Martin, a Community Development worker with Parks and Recreation Services, will assist the CLC and other members of the local community develop proposals to access Community Integration Funds earmarked for the area through the Harbour Solutions Project.
Mr. Dhillon said assistance has already been provided to the CLCs for the other communities in Dartmouth and Herring Cove, that will also be hosting wastewater treatment plants as part of the harbour clean-up strategy.
"Although final approval of how the Community Integration Funds will be used rests with Halifax Regional Council, the proposals put forward by the three CLCs will definitely carry a lot of weight because of great deal of public consultation involved with integrating the plants into the host communities." he said.
There will also be discussions between the Barrington/Brunswick Street area CLC and the private consortium undertaking the Harbour Solutions Project regarding details of the treatment plant design, construction and operation.
Mr. Dhillon said the CLCs for the former Coast Guard lands in downtown Dartmouth and the Hospital Point area of Herring Cove are well advanced with their Community Integration Fund proposals, because those two sites were approved some time ago to host the treatment plants.
Today's announcement was welcomed by District 12 (Halifax Downtown) Councillor Dawn Sloane, who noted " The consultation process will also involve discussions with the HRM Capital District Task Force, regarding its efforts to help rejuvenate HRM's downtown business districts, as well as any future potential for re-development of the Cogswell Street Interchange lands."
Councillor Dawn Sloane
Director, Public Works and Transportation Services