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Parking spaces opened to public

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Four formerly reserved parking spaces now are available for public use in the downtown area.

In a report from bylaw enforcement officer Patrick Briere, to be received by council at its regular meeting tonight, the town has received a few requests to remove private parking spaces at Fort Floral and H&R Block, as well as two church loading zones on the 300 block of Victoria Avenue (the Salvation Army's former location).

The signage for these locations already has been removed and the parking spaces are back open for public use, with the necessary traffic controls also in place, noted Briere.

For example, the stalls in the BIA area have reverted to two-hour parking.

Council is being asked to approve the report and amend the relevant bylaw.

Tonight's council meeting will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Two in-camera items are on the agenda, including a governance matter and the Agency One matter.

Other business on tonight's agenda includes:

  • a summer economic activity report from Rainy River Future Development Corp. consultant Tannis Drysdale;
  • a verbal update on capital projects from Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob;
  • a bylaw to authorize a site plan control agreement as a condition of development with 4 High Street (this for the Great Canadian Oil Change to be built at 850 King's Highway);
  • a recommendation re: sponsorship of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's fall gala coming up Oct. 20;
  • an updated fire protection agreement with Nanicost Corporation Ltd. and Rusty Myers Flying Service;
  • a sponsorship opportunity from “Tour de Fort”;
  • a request for a solid waste management agreement with Naotkamegwannning First Nation;
  • a sponsorship opportunity from the Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion re: the 10th-annual “Military Service Recognition Book”; and
  • the awarding of tenders for the supply and delivery of granular 'A' and granular 'B' materials for the next three years.
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