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City Council Highlights - October 3, 2016

By City Staff

At its regular meeting Monday, October 3, 2016, Sarnia City Council:

Listened to the Sarnia Accessibility Advisory Committee present the 2016 Sarnia Accessibility Awards to Boston Pizza, One Tooth Active Wear, A & W Lambton Mall, SD Lambton, Lambton Mall, and Dan Edwards.

Approved policy for the Illumination of City of Sarnia Buildings which permits illumination of City of Sarnia buildings and amenities with multi-colour capable LED lighting installations.

Referred a Level 2 Type C Pedestrian Crossover on Front Street, between Maxwell Street and Nelson Street, to the County of Lambton for approval. A Level 2 Type C Pedestrian Crossover features road paint, signage, a flashing beacon, and is AODA accessible.

Approved 3 amendments to the Traffic and Parking By-Law relating to Cathcart Boulevard.

Referred the addition of $33,600 to the 2017 Human Resources operating budget and $30,000 in capital costs to implement a disability management program.

Referred the addition of $30,000 to the General Park Maintenance – Trails and Natural Areas account in the 2017 budget.

Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Kiwanis Club of the Seaway regarding the Seaway Campus. The Seaway Campus includes the Wedding Pavilion, BMX Track, Seaway Kiwanis Train, Train Station, Carriage House, and other structures adjacent to the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park.

  • Renamed the Kiwanis Wedding Pavilion Reserve to the “Seaway Kiwanis Campus Reserve” and repurposed the reserve to fund maintenance and future replacement of buildings and structures of the Seaway Kiwanis Campus in Canatara Park.

Awarded tender to Carrier Truck Centers to build a new E-One fire pumper/engine at a cost of $686,880 which will hold a crew of 4 firefighters and serve as a replacement to the 1998 fire pumper/engine.

Referred the expenditure of up to $175,000 through the Parks and Recreation Operating Budget for the purchase of a new mobile staging unit (showmobile) as part of the 2017 Budget Process.

  • $87,000 donation proposed by Bluewater Power to provide partial funding.

Referred the capital allocation of $200,000 from the Sarnia Harbour Reserve to the 2017 budget process for the engineering of the Sarnia oversized load corridor conditional upon the completion of a supportive business case study and 2/3 senior government funding.

Referred a $25,000 reserve contribution from the operating budget to the 2017 budget process to cover the annual capital costs for the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport.

Directed staff to prepare a detailed report and presentation on both the Economic Development & Corporate Planning Department of the City and the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership.

Directed staff to post all public meetings from any city department in a timely manner in the news centre on the city website.

Directed the Mayor's Office to send to Council by email, all community requests for Mayor/Council representation.

Directed the Mayor’s Office to produce an inventory report on how many scrap book cabinets and closets are taking up space in city hall by the next regularly scheduled council meeting.

Approved a cap of $3,000 for the annual volunteer appreciation reception.

Approved the membership extension of the Sarnia Urban Wildlife Committee and the Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee for one year.

Referred $5000 to the 2017 Budget to offer a “City of Sarnia Mobility Charging Station Starter Kit Incentive Program" for up to 30 commercial businesses.

Noted that the next Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, October 24, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.

This article was posted Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:01 AM

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