L'Ami's summer season wilted by bridge delaysTuesday, September 17, 2013 by: Jamie LyleNorth Bay City Hall held its regular council meeting on Monday evening.
Council began with an unscheduled presentation by a well-known local business owner.
Case L'Ami had his latest audience before City Council and is understandably frustrated with the numerous construction delays which is hurting his business.
Also during council, an amendment to the Municipal Elections Act, submitted earlier by Deputy Mayor Lawlor, was withdrawn.
Lawlor says that the motion will most likely be brought forward again for council's consideration within the next few weeks.
The amendment is a highly controversial one that, if passed, will allow non-citizens who own property within the city to be able to cast votes at the municipal level.
Council also passed a vote that will combine three funds that were designed to attract improvements to the downtown brownfield sites and industrial parks into a single bank account so that it can be used more efficiently.
The fund, used extensively throughout the years for improvements to the downtown and waterfront areas, now looks to be supporting the development of the industrial park surrounding North Bay's airport.
It was also announced during council that a $2.25 million industrial hanger facility is in the planning stages and will soon begin construction in the Jack Garland Business Industrial Park.
Finally, the Committee of Adjustments saw resignations by four of its members, creating openings for interested parties who wish to help out with the committee.
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