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Town of BWG Council Highlights-in-brief

Key decisions from the March 5, 2019 Council meeting

The highlights-in-brief provide a glimpse at the decisions made by Town of BWG Council at their most recent meeting. A more detailed version is posted within 48 hours of the meeting on the Town website at Complete agendas and minutes of every Council and committee meeting are published at

  • The building report for 2018 showed a sharp dip in building permits issued for residential construction. Only 321 permits were issued in 2018 for residential construction – less than half of the number issued in 2017 – and of these only about a third were for building new homes construction.The remaining 262 permits were issued for commercial development, up from 151 issued the previous year, with the biggest increase being for stores and small restaurants.
  • Council directed staff to begin the Heritage Designation process for the “Earl Rowe House” at 4304-4306 Line 10. The Honourable William Earl Rowe owned the property from 1917 until his death in 1984.
  • The annual Council remuneration report showed that in 2018, the salary paid by the Town of BWG to the Mayor was $38,951, the Deputy Mayor received $25,875 and each ward Councillor received $20,410.
  • The Committee of the Whole received a draft policy and process for naming parks, facilities and other Town property to recognize donors, prominent citizens and other people and groups. Once ratified by Council, the policy and an application form will be made available on the Town’s website.
  • If ratified by Council at a future meeting, the Building By-law will be amended to include changes to security deposits, administration fees and fees for third-party consultations.