In her Coordinator’s report at Monday’s Council meeting, Suzanne Séguin said that work on getting the Cultural Master Plan created is getting under way. This plan is expected to shape the future of culture in Cobourg and is long awaited. It will require a steering committee of citizens who have an arts/cultural involvement/expertise and Suzanne asked that anyone interested should contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
In a letter to Council, residents Simon and Emily Chorley said that the remuneration Ad Hoc committee should have at least one female member but has none. In response, John Henderson said that the members were appointed by several advisory committees and any females nominated had declined. However, there is room for a seventh member so Suzanne Séguin moved that Council open nominations to the public for this additional member. She wanted the selection to be based on merit so declined to specify that the extra member be female. The motion passed.
The six members of the committee selected so far are:
- George Kamphorst – Cobourg Heritage Advisory Committee
- Terry Stopps – Planning and Sustainability Advisory Committee
- Stanley Frost – Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
- Bruce Bellaire – Environmental / Active Transportation Advisory Committee
- Richard Riley – Cobourg Economic Development Advisory Committee
- Eugene Maynard – Cobourg Accessibility Advisory Committee
A notice will be placed in Northumberland News in the next week or so and interested applicants should apply then. The Town’s web site has directions on how to apply for committee vacancies here.
John Henderson said he hopes that the committee’s work will be completed before election nominations close so that potential councillors know what the compensation will be.
Update – February 26, 2018
At tonight’s Council meeting, Dylis Robertson was named as the additional member of the remuneration Ad Hoc committee. Only one application was received.
Motion to review Council pay – January 14, 2018