Westwind Weekly News
Raymond town council passed at its March 6 meeting the second and third readings of its Sports and Achievement Recognition Committee Bylaw, as well as an amendment to the Tourism and Economic Development Bylaw.
The Sports and Achievement Recognition Bylaw’s first reading was passed at the Feb. 20 council meeting. The second and third readings were held off to receive public feedback, but there wasn’t any, according to Mayor Jim Depew.
There were no changes made to the bylaw between readings, he added.
The bylaw establishes a committee to recognize Raymondites for their accomplishments in sports or other activities, such as music and theatre.
“It’s something we need in this town, just to recognize people who go to the next level in whatever they do,” Depew told Westwind Weekly after the first reading.
The purpose of the amendment to the Tourism and Economic Development Committee Bylaw is to double the number of community members who sit on the committee.
The committee is now composed of one member nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, four members of the public appointed by council, two councillors and a non-voting adviser from the County of Warner as needed.
Like the Sports and Achievement Recognition Committee Bylaw, there was no public feedback on the amendment, so council moved forward with both the final readings.