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.