City Council Highlights - March 7, 2017

City Council Highlights provides a brief overview of newsworthy items from the March 7, 2017 City of North Bay Council meeting.  The full agenda can be found on the City’s website.

Noise By-law Exemption
Council approved an exemption to the City’s Noise By-law for the Ministry of Transportation to allow for resurfacing and culvert replacement work to take place along Highway 11 later this year. The work is proposed to be undertaken at night, seven days a week, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. from May 18, 2017 to November 17, 2017.

Copyright Permission Granted to Discovery North Bay
Council officially approved the Discovery North Bay Museum’s request for copyright permission that would allow them to obtain a copy of a municipal video produced in 1935 from the National Archives.  The film was produced by the North Bay Board of Trade and the City to promote North Bay as a good place to work, live and do business.  Council also granted approval for the museum to display the video as part of various exhibits and events.

Drinking Water System Annual and Summary Report
Council received the 2016 Drinking Water System Annual and Summary Report.  The annual report is required under Ontario Regulation 170/03 of the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The report provides a description of the City’s drinking water system, the major repairs and replacements to the drinking water system, lists the adverse water quality incidents, and presents testing summaries.

Municipal Weed Inspector Appointed
Council approved the appointment of the City’s Parks Manager as the Municipal Weed Inspector for 2017.  The City of North Bay is required under Section 6 (1) of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 to appoint one or more persons annually as area weed inspectors.

Anita Ave. Speed Limit Amendment
Council authorized an amendment to Traffic By-law 2014-38 to adjust the posted speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Anita Ave.  The City reviewed the speed limit along Anita Ave. in response to concerns from residents along the roadway regarding the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and children.

Cycling Infrastructure Program Funding
Council authorized the City to enter into an agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for funding through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program (OMCIP) to support the Kate Pace Way Trail Extension from Memorial Drive to Gormanville Rd. In March 2016 the City was approved for $325,000 in funding from OMCIP to support the extension to the Kate Pace Way. Work is currently on-going to determine the preferred route the proposed extension would take and public consultation will take place before the route is finalized.

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