City Council Highlights – January 23, 2017

Water and Wastewater Budget

Council approved the 2017 Water and Wastewater operating budget and rates. Read the full release.

Source Protection Plan

Council received an update on the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Authority’s Source Protection Plan (SPP).  The SPP, approved in 2015, outlines seven policies recommended for implementation by the City of North Bay.  Council heard that to-date five policies have been implemented and two are ongoing.  Completed tasks include changes to the City’s Official Plan to bring it into conformity with the SPP; installation of source protection signs in protected areas; assistance with the promotion of Restore Your Shore; and, promotional support for public education regarding the importance of reducing phosphorus levels in local waterways.  The City’s report will be forwarded to the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Agency.

Trans Canada Trail Completion

Council agreed to the installation of eight Trans Canada Trail identifier signs to designate the pathway between Marathon Beach and Timmins St., and the roadway from Timmins St. to Jane St., and Jane St. to Gormanville Rd. as a pedestrian only route. The installation of these signs will complete the Trans Canada Trail through the City of North Bay. The Trans Canada Trail project is scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2017. The local gap between the Kate Pace Way and Gormanville Rd. has been the focus for the City, Discovery Routes Trails, Trans Canada Trail, and other local partners. Work is ongoing to determine trail alignment possibilities which, once finalized, will be presented to the public and Council. At this time, the temporary pedestrian only designation will help Trans Canada Trails meet its 2017 goal of a fully connected cross-Canada trail network.

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