City Beat

As the weather improves, so the value of building permits issued by the city climbs.

As the weather improves, so the value of building permits issued by the city climbs.

In March the value of residential permits jumped to $765,900.

Residential therefore is the lion’s share of the total value to date – that includes commercial, industrial and institutional – of just shy of $1 million.

That’s four-and-a-half times last year’s equivalent number. What the city has been paid in permit fees is triple last year’s at just under $6,000.

 

 

 

Council has named four residents to sit on the reformed advisory commission for persons with disabilities.

They are Mary Monteiro, Rene Jenster, Ernie Archer and Danielle McGrath.

All will serve a two-year term ending March 31, 2013 and will be eligible for a second and final term ending the same date in 2015.

And we jumped the gun on the change of this commission to a nine-member body.

When the bylaw amendment that would have brought about that change went before council, the vote was a 3-3 tie.

Mayor Joanne Monaghan and councillors Bob Corless and Rob Goffinet were in favour of the change, councillors Mario Feldhoff, Randy Halyk and Corinne Scott opposed. Councillor Gerd Gottschling was absent.

A tied vote means the motion was “negatived”.

Council has also made one more appointment, Mike Forward to the Advisory Recreation Commission. His term is also two years, renewable for a further two.

 

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