Council briefs from July 7

No changes to Borland Street Parking by Boitanio Park among city council briefs for July 7.

  • Jul. 8, 2015 1:00 p.m.

No changes to Borland Street parking near Boitanio Park

Responding to a letter by Trish Hoffos regarding on-street parking on Borland Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue asking the city to review its recreation vehicle parking only, council said there will be no changes made to the current restrictions.

Director of development services given signing authority

Council has appointed Leah Hartley, director of development services, to be the approving officer for development permits under the Land Title Act. Chief administrative officer Darrell Garceau will have the authority when Hartley is absent.

Study reveals few speeders on Westridge Drive

After receiving a letter from Stefanie Hendrickson voicing concerns about traffic speed and safety on Westridge Drive and Foster Way, the city installed a speed reader to collect data.

Data was gathered on Foster Way – March 21, 2015 to April 21, 2015 and Westridge Drive – May 1, 2015 to June 1, 2015.

The data collected showed that less than three per cent of traffic on Foster Way and less than eight per cent of traffic on Westridge Drive was travelling faster than 51 km/hr.

“It is difficult to warrant any traffic calming infrastructure at this time,” noted Gary Muraca, director of municipal services in a report to council. “The speed study data was provided to the local RCMP office for their comments and they echoed that speed in this area was not something that would require imminent attention. They will do some enforcement as time allows.”

New hangar at the airport

City council has approved a lease agreement with Lauren Bros. Construction Ltd. for construction of an airport hangar at the airport.

Council supports Women’s Contact Society funding application

City council endorsed the Women’s Contact Society’s request for $150,000 in funding from the Northern Development Initiative Trust’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure Fund for the new Kidcare Early Learning Centre.

Grants-in aid application process

City council voted unanimously to continue reviewing and approving Grants-in-Aid applications independently of the Cariboo Regional District for 2016.

 

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