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REPORTING · 25th May 2010
Merv Ritchie
Friday was a bit of a fright for those planning an outdoors camping/fishing weekend as the temperatures dropped with wind and rain but come Saturday morning the blue skys and warmth returned and stayed for the entire three day long weekend. This morning the damp cool air has returned and so has the business of running the affairs of the City.

Mondays regular sitting of Council Chambers will sit tonight, Tuesday, May 25, at 7:30. The Terrace Daily will be live streaming the proceedings direct from City Hall. Watch live as the meeting begins by clicking HERE at 7:30 pm.

On the regular agenda we find a proposed plan for a two car parking garage in the Nash Building parking lot next to the Dairy Queen and across from Market Street (the new farmers market area). The permit application also details a design for a new wheelchair access and entrance on the Southwest corner of the building facing Lazelle Avenue.

MacCarthy Motors has also submitted a development permit application to add a new 'two vehicle reception area' onto the west side of their GM dealership building. They will also be upgrading the frontage and siding.

The City proposes to increase Bus fares by 33%. The current cash fare is $1.50 and the Administration is proposing this be increased to $2.00. The Monthly Pass will go up to $44.00 from $31.00.

Enbridge is back on the discussion table again as the Kitimat-Terrace and District Labour Council requests Terrace Mayor David Pernarowski and his Council, co-host an open forum regarding the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal. The Labour Council President, Rob Goffinet, referred to previous commitments to communicate on issues affecting both communities.

"This labour council feels that more information is needed with regards to the proposals by Enbridge which will change the future of Terrace and neighbouring communities," wrote Goffinet, "This is a formal request to ask Terrace's Mayor and Council to co-host this forum in order to present a panel for a question and answer period. This forum will be open to the public and would be a great opportunity for everyone to ask the necessary questions to Enbridge representatives."

The Labour Council has not set a date for this event as they have not been able to confirm a date when an Enbridge representative might be available.

Canada Post representatives will also be at the Council meeting sharing information on Canada Posts Modernization plans.

Various committee reports and special reports will be delivered and discussed as well as the passing of the bylaws to close the lanes at Davies Avenue, between Eby and Monroe, and the highway dedication behind the properties on the east side of Hall Street just north of Haugland Avenue.

The entire agenda can be found HERE and should be opened to follow along with the Council proceedings.