Regional Council to Hold Special Meeting, Today
Cape Breton Regional Council is holding a special meeting this morning to deal with three outstanding issues.
The fate of this year’s heavy garbage pickup is expected to be decided at today’s meeting as the CBRM looks for ways to deal with a 3.2 million dollar budget shortfall.
Municipal staff says scrapping heavy garbage collection would save 230-thousand dollars a year.
However, some fear that ending the service would lead to an increase in illegal dumping.
Councillors will also continue their discussion on the operational review for the CBRM, today.
The plan calls for a total of 17 million dollars in cuts through attrition over five years.
Also on today’s agenda, is the labour dispute with the Sydney Ports Corporation.
The stevedore’s union is upset that the Corporation has hired non-unionized employees to work on the dock for the upcoming cruise ship season.
Today’s special meeting of Council gets underway at 9:30 this morning at the Civic Centre in Sydney.