Council Highlights for March 27, 2024

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View the full agenda package for Council 

The Town of Pelham regular council meeting was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the Pelham municipal building at 20 Pelham Town Hall. Video recording and live stream of the meeting can be viewed at www.pelham.ca/live

LDD Spongy Moth Program 

Council received report #2024-0063, 2024 Invasive Species – Spongy Moth Status Report for information. The Town of Pelham retained The Davy Resource Group through a competitive bid process to conduct a Lymantria dispar dispar moth (Spongy Moth) egg mass survey in the Town throughout January 2024. A total of 102 plots, including street trees and forest plots, were assessed throughout Pelham, including Fenwick and Fonthill. Based on the egg masses per hectare monitoring results, a large aerial spray program is not recommended in 2024. However, areas forecast for moderate to light defoliation may be investigated by staff for potential targeted ground spraying operations, limited to municipally owned property. Additional information on Spongy Moth and preventative methods that homeowners can take to reduce the impact of the invasive species can be viewed at www.pelham.ca/invasivespecies

Communities in Bloom

Council received Report #2024-0069- Communities in Bloom Competition Update, for information. Communities in Bloom is a volunteer and partnership-driven organization that uses a multi-tiered competitive evaluation process to foster community strength, involvement, and continuous improvement. This is accomplished by nurturing environmental sustainability, enhancement of green spaces, and heritage conservation in cultural and natural environments encompassing municipal, residential, commercial, and institutional spaces. The judging process is designed to encourage communities to work together to create beautiful, sustainable, and environmentally responsible spaces to enhance the quality of life of residents. Participating municipalities across Canada are judged by dedicated, specially trained volunteer judges based on six criteria, which include efforts made by residents, municipal bodies and all forms of businesses. Two judges will be visiting and evaluating Pelham from July 11 to July 12, 2024. More information on Communities in Bloom and how residents can get involved can be viewed at www.pelham.ca/inbloom

Hope Lane Lands – future use of town-owned lands

Council received the Memo 2024-0075 Public Consultation Sessions re: Future of Meridian Community Centre Adjacent Lands, for information. The strategic use of town-owned lands was an action item identified by Council in the 2023-2027 Town Strategic Plan. Council identified the need to determine the best use of Town-owned lands adjacent to the Meridian Community Centre (MCC) at the northwest corner of Rice Road and Summersides Boulevard. Council requested community feedback on three options available. A concept rendering has been developed and will be on display at the Meridian Community Centre which showcases potential options and uses of the Hope Lane Lands. The boards will also have options for residents to complete the online survey and additional hard copies will be available until April 30, 2024. Two open public consultation events are scheduled at the Meridian Community Centre from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15 and Thursday, April 18, 2024. Additional information and the online survey to collect feedback will be available at www.pelham.ca/HopeLaneLandUse

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