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Municipal Affairs - 2005
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January

January 7
NOTE TO EDITORS:†Minister Jack Byrne to swear in council of the new Town of Trinity Bay North

January 11
Minister seeks interest in review of St. Johnís Urban Region Regional Plan

January 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to address Road Builders/Heavy Civil Association

January 20
Capital works roundtables

January 31
Improvements announced for St. Anthonyís sewer system

February

February 2
New deal for cities and communities

February 7
Government to seek input on flood risk policy
Minister releases investigation report on the Town of Port au Choix

February 8
Tenders to be called for Stephenville sewage treatment facility

February 17
New water and sewer system for Trinity

February 22
$2.0 million offered to Happy Valley-Goose Bay under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement
$2.3 million offered to Wabush under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement
Approximately $3.6 million offered to Gander for Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement
Approximately $2.3 million offered to Labrador City under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement
$4.4 million offered to Grand Falls-Windsor under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement

February 24
$20 million offered to City of St. Johnís under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement

February 25
$4.0 million offered to Torbay under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement

March

March 2
Municipal Assessment Agency - Chairperson elected

March 9
Inaugural meeting regarding gas tax
 

March 11
$6.8 million offered to Mount Pearl under Multi-Year Capital Works Program

March 21
Budget 2005 provides more than $9 million for community, regional and sectorial development

Budget 2005 builds on infrastructure commitments

March 23
$12.5 million offered to Corner Brook under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement

March 24
Town of Paradise offered Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement

$7.1 million offered to the Town of Conception Bay South under the Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement
Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philipís offered Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement

March 29
Adverse weather forecasted March 30 and 31

March 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Jack Byrne to meet with councils in Stephenville region

April

April 1
Notice of daylight savings time

April 6
Over $4.4 million offered to Marystown under Multi-Year Capital Works Agreement

April 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Atlantic Mayorsí Congress

April 20
Ministerial Statement - Community Enhancement Program

April 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Municipal Administrators

April 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend news conference regarding St. Johnís Harbour clean up project

April 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference postponed

May

May 3
Ministerial Statement - Emergency Preparedness Week, May 1-7

May 9
Ministerial Statement - Municipal Awareness Day
Communities across province celebrating Municipal Awareness Day

May 12
Ministerial Statement - Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

May 24
Local Service Districts (LSDs) given discretionary authority to provide road maintenance and snow clearing services for class 4 roads

May 25
Changes to Municipal Elections Act

June

June 2
NOTE TO EDITORS - St. John's Harbour Clean-up announcement

June 4
Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Facility design unveiled at St. Johnís City Hall

June 22
Tidy Towns program receives financial boost of $30,000

June 27
Appointments announced to the Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board

NOTE TO EDITORS: Crab workers support program to be announced

June 28
Government announces support program to assist crab industry workers

Government accepting applications for 2005-06 community enhancement program

July

July 18
Application process underway for Crab Workers Support Program

July 19
Province to support expansion of Bay Roberts arena

July 20
Government to provide financial assistance to improve public water system in Cottrellís Cove

July 26
Province invests $840,155 to upgrade Stephenville water supply

Investigative report into CBS Town Council released

August

August 2
Support program for displaced Fortune FPI plant industry workers announced

August 19
Municipal Assessment Agency board member elected

August 23
Government approves first batch of projects for income support programs

August 30
Additional projects approved for Crab Workers Support Program

September

September 9
Crab Worker Support Program project approvals continue

September 12
Capital works investments highlight strong commitment to improve community infrastructure throughout the province

September 13
Town of Englee receives $251,200 in Community Enhancement Program Support

September 15
Municipal election nomination results released

September 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Jack Byrne to attend Provincial/Territorial Meeting of Ministers of Local Government

$1.6 million committed to support construction of CBS Pool Complex
New batch of approvals in support of Crab Worker Support Program announced
Adverse weather conditions expected from Tropical Storm Ophelia

September 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Jack Byrne to address Conception Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

September 23
$208,600 in projects for Crab Worker Support Program announced

September 27
Status Report - Flooding in Town of Stephenville

Update on West Coast flooding

September 28
Minister acknowledges municipal election candidates
Update on flooding conditions on west coast - 10:30 a.m
Update on flooding conditions on west coast - 2:30 p.m.
Ministers conduct site inspections on west coast to assess flood impact

September 29
West coast flooding: Damage Assistance applications - 9:30 a.m.

Update on flooding conditions on west coast - 11:15 a.m.
West coast flooding: Damage Assistance applications - 12 noon

September 30
West coast flooding: Interim housing accommodations

Update: West Coast Flooding - 2:30 p.m
Approvals for Crab Worker Support Program reach $3.3 million mark

October

October 3
West Coast flooding applications for financial assistance

October 5
West coast flooding update 12 noon

October 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Public meeting to be held Tuesday, October 11, for victims of west coast flooding

October 7
Use Candles with Care Theme for 2005 Fire Prevention Week

Municipal Assessment Agency - Assessment Notices Mailed
Heavy rainfall possible over southern areas of the island
New project approvals announced for Crab Worker Support Program

October 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Information Session to be held for victims of west coast flooding

October 14
$92,100 approved for Crab Worker Support Program

October 19
Trinity Ė Bay de Verde to receive $94,500 in Community Enhancement Funding

October 20
Community Enhancement Program to provide $100,100 to Harbour Main-Whitbourne

October 21
$324,000 in Community Enhancement Program funding awarded to districts of Burgeo & La Poile, Twillingate & Fogo, and Torngat Mountains

$112,000 in funding support announced under Crab Worker Support Program

October 25
Baie Verte to receive $113,800 in Community Enhancement Program Support

October 27
Community Enhancement Program investment of $245,000 supports practical work initiatives

October 28
Notice of time change this weekend

Burin-Placentia West to receive boost of $174,000 for community improvements
Funding under Community Enhancement Program for projects in Bonavista North

November

November 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers sign proclamation declaring November Diabetes Awareness Month

November 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Williams and Minister Jack Byrne to address Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities

November 8
Bonavista South to receive $325,000 through Community Enhancement Program

November 9
Municipal infrastructure in District of Windsor-Springdale to see improvements through $192,000 investment of Community Enhancement Program support

November 10
Province commits $160,000 to support municipal, recreational and tourism development in Lewisporte

Heavy rainfall conditions expected for South Coast

November 14
Districts to receive $589,400 through Community Enhancement Program

$161,000 in funding support announced under Crab Workers Support Program

November 15
Community Enhancement Program approves $200,200 in funding

November 16
Community Enhancement Program investment of $250,000 supports economic development and community infrastructure

November 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Jack Byrne to address Irish Loop Development Board

November 21
Regional planning exercise for Humber Valley region proposed

November 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 24.  Subject:  Major infrastructure announcement

Districts awarded $463,000 through Community Enhancement Program

November 24
Newfoundland and Labrador Communities to benefit from $84 million in  federal, provincial and municipal infrastructure investments

November 30
Districts of Bellevue, Bonavista North, Placentia and St. Maryís and Ferryland to receive $512,600 through Community Enhancement Program

December

December 2
$80,100 in funding support announced under Crab Workers Support Program

December 7
St. Georgeís-Stephenville East to receive $115,000 in Community Enhancement funding

December 9
$35,834 in funding support announced under Crab Workers Support Program

December 13
Municipal Assessment Agency - Board members elected

December 16
$23,752 in funding support announced under Crab Workers Support Program

December 16
NOTE TO EDITORS - Climate Change Workshop for Municipalities

December 21
District of Port au Port receives $190,000 through Community Enhancement Program

December 22
$34,307 in funding support announced under Crab Workers Support Program

December 28
$80,500 in funding announced through Community Enhancement Program

December 30
$52,777 in funding support announced under Crab Workers Support Program


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