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Eighth St. could see additional street lights

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More street lights could be added to Eighth Street next year.

Town council agreed at its regular meeting Tuesday night to refer the matter to its 2018 budget process after a recommendation from town administration.

Late last month, the town received a letter from Duane Loveday of Tom Veert Contracting, requesting the installation of three street light fixtures along the frontage of the Tom Veert property on Eighth Street West.

In a report from Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob, he explained the town currently has a light fixture and photo cell at the corner of Eighth Street and McIrvine Road.

He noted Loveday's request was for lighting to be installed starting roughly 279 metres east of McIrvine Road down Eighth Street.

“Given the town has the infrastructure at the corner, there would be wiring strung from McIrvine Road to the start of the lighting at the Veert property,” said Rob.

“Given this, consideration should be given to adding additional lighting to light the entire way from McIrvine Road as this would only be an additional two fixtures,” he added.

Also at Tuesday night's meeting, council:

  • approved a travel expense claim, in the total amount of $135, for CAO Doug Brown for his attendance at the NOMA

conference Sept. 19-22 in Thunder Bay;

  • approved per diem and travel expense claims for Mayor Roy Avis ($585.80), as well as Couns. Wendy Brunetta ($727), June Caul ($585), Doug Kitowski ($782.07), Ken Perry ($744), and Paul Ryan ($682), for their attendance at NOMA;
  • received minutes of settlement for property located at 1243 Idylwild Dr. for the 2017 taxation year;
  • agreed to renew municipal insurance with Frank Cowan Company, for the period of Nov. 1, 2017-Nov. 1, 2018, in the amount of $189,854 plus taxes;
  • approved a non-budgeted request for aerial ladder testing and truck inspection, in the amount of $3,872.14, for the completion of the non-destructive testing component by Keewatin Truck Service and $1,200 for a full truck inspection by Fort Garry Fire Trucks;
  • agreed to enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for the provision of orthophotographic (aerial photograph) data of the town and passed an authorizing bylaw; and
  • denied a request for the installation of additional stop signs at Minnie Avenue and Fifth Street East, but asked that a letter be sent to the Police Services Board requesting additional patrols in this area to address the concern about speeding vehicles.
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