City briefs: what happened at city council

More bike racks, a new turn signal, a brighter bridge and more at city council on Oct. 27.

Orange Bridge once again?

Coun. Rob Cole put forward a motion during the Nov. 10 council meeting for the formerly Orange Bridge crossing the Somass River to be painted orange once again (it’s currently silver). Council directed staff to contact the Ministry of Highways regarding repainting the bridge to its original colour.

 

Bike racks now required

Council passed a bylaw requiring bike racks to be installed in front of any new multi-family or commercial developments in the city. Staff will work with developers to ensure that the bike racks meet the needs of the community and are not onerous for developers.

 

IHS event gathers steam

Council supported a motion raised by Coun. Wendy Kerr to endorse the Industrial Heritage Society’s Steam Show event being planned for July 2015.

 

City examines mail-in voting

Coun. Cindy Solda raised a notice of motion for the next council to direct staff to prepare a report regarding mail-in voting for the 2019 municipal election. Currently, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District offers mail-in voting but the city does not.

 

Staff can live outside limits

Coun. Jack McLeman raised a notice of motion that he would rescind his earlier notice that any senior city management hired after March 1, 2015 should be required to live within city limits.

 

Left turn on Johnston

Spurred on by concerned residents, a left turn signal light at the intersection of Cherry Creek Road and Johnston Road is awaiting possible Ministry of Transport funding in 2015, city engineer Guy Cicon told council at the Nov. 10 meeting.

 

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