City Council Highlights – November 28, 2016
City Council Highlights provides a brief overview of newsworthy items from the City of North Bay Council meeting on November 28, 2016. The full agenda can be found on the City’s website.
Summer in the Park
Council received a report from the Summer in the Park committee summarizing highlights from this summer’s three-day festival. Among the highlights included in the report were: An estimated 42,500 people attended the festival over the course of the weekend; 72.42 percent of attendees were from out of town; Overall wristband sales were up 13 percent from 2015; And, the event ended 2016 with a surplus of $30,128.
New Parking Meter Zone
Council authorized an amendment to the City’s On-Street Parking By-Law that would see metered parking introduced in the area in front of 345 Oak St. The current parking spaces would transition from free to metered parking at a rate of $1.25 per hour with 2 hour maximum stay, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
North Bay supports ‘John Coffman Creek’ application
Council voted in favour of a motion Monday evening to support the Friends of John Kennedy Memorial Park’s application to name the creek running through John Kennedy Memorial Park. The motion supports the group’s application “to have the creek with headwaters on the top of Thibault Terrace, running through John Kennedy Memorial Park and into Lake Nipissing … named ‘John Coffman Creek’”.
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