Construction along 48 Avenue from earlier in the year. The street is open to traffic currently, but the work is not yet finished. File Photo

Briefs from Town Council

Council met for its last regular meeting of the year on Dec. 11

Street Lighting

A concern was brought to Council about a stretch or road in Lakeshore Drive, from Marina Bay to 60 Street. The concern raised by a resident was about lack of lighting and signage for a curve in the road.

A large checkerboard sign, which issued a warning of a curve in the road, was taken down earlier this year after it sustained damage from the wind storm. It was not replaced as it was deemed “not warranted” at that location. This is because the sign was from a time when the roadway had a higher speed limit, now it maxes out at 60 km/h.

Reflective road edge markers were installed in place of the sign, in compliance with the standards from the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices in Canada.

This segment of road impart of the Town’s modernization plan for Lakeshore Drive, but it is currently not within the 10 year plan. It is likely the stretch of road will see street lights added at a future date.

Council will look to speak with the school boards about the placement of a sign, to notify drivers school busses stop on the other side of the curve.

Tax Penalties

During open mic, Council heard from one citizen asking to have the penalties put on her 2017 taxes cancelled because the Town did not provide enough notice the cheque provided bounced.

Council choose not to cancel the penalties, as the resident had other means of knowing about the issue. Also Council believed cancelling the penalties in this one instance, would “open a can of worms” for others.

Wind Storm

During a review of the Third Quarter Financial Report, Council heard how much the damage fro the June wind storm actually cost.

Damages from the storm amounted to $31,615.

Update on 48 Avenue Construction

Coun. Jas Payne asked for an update on the 48 Avenue construction project from administration, citing concerns residents were moving barricades to drive on the street.

Ultimately the project is behind because the contractors have to wait on Fortis and Shaw.

The street is now open to traffic, though the project is not yet finished.

The project is on hold now for the winter months, but the Town is hopeful it will finished in the spring once Fortis and Shaw move their lines underground.

Parade Routes

Coun. Megan Chernoff Hanson would like to see something down when it comes to parking during parades. Specifically she cited parking along main street.

During the Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 2, many chose to park along main street to watch the parade from the warmth of their cars.

However, Hanson says this is a safety concern.

“There are kids darting out between the cars, it’s dark and hard to see them,” said Hanson.

The parade committee will look at way to enforce the no parking signs for parades in the new year.

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