Rossland City Council Brief: October 26

Washington St. redesign; Rossland crime rates; Change to council meeting schedule; Quilters request discount; Piano in the square

Washington St. redesign

Council was presented with the results of the Washington Street Design Charette, and recommendations from staff on how to proceed.

Mayor and councillors voted to proceed with the bike path between First Ave. and Jubilee St on the east side, the sidewalk from downtown to Fourth Ave. on the west side, the sidewalk from downtown to Kirkup on the east side, closing Fourth Ave., redesigning the Kirkup and McLeod intersection, landscaping, and putting in bumpouts at Second and Third Ave. as planned, adding an extra bumpout at the top of Kirkup.

They asked staff to consider options for Sixth and Turner Ave., specifically turning them into one ways or closing them, taking into account both cost, safety and access.

Councillor Andy Morel also introduced a motion to have staff investigate closing access to the highway via Kirkup, and seek public consultation on the matter, but the motion was defeated, with only Morel and Councillor Loyd McLellan supporting it.

Rossland crime stats

Sgt. Oelke from the Trail & Greater District Detachment of the RCMP presented Rossland crime statistics for 2014 to council.

Murder: 1 (2014), 0 (2013)Sexual assaults: 1 (2014), 0 (2013)Other assaults: 4 (2014), 6 (2013)Robbery: 0 (2014), 0 (2013)B&Es: 3 (2014), 8 (2013)Attempted B&Es: 0 (2014), 0 (2013)Theft of motor vehicles: 3 (2014), 1 (2013)Theft, mischief, and possession of stolen property: 55 (2014), 27 (2013)Drug offenses: 4 (2014), 7 (2013)Fatal traffic accidents: 1 (2014), 0 (2013)Injury traffic accidents: 0 (2014), 0 (2013)Reportable property damage traffic accidents: 12 (2014), 14 (2013)

Sgt. Oelke made a point a point of mentioning that the murder that occurred in Rossland last year is still being actively investigated.

Change to council meeting schedule

The regular city council meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9 was moved to Tuesday, Nov. 10, and the meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23 was rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24 to accommodate the returning CAO’s schedule.

Golden City Quilters request discount

Council denied a request from the Golden City Quilters Guild to have their rental fee for the Miners’ Hall cut in half, because the group already received a non-profit rate for the rental. The guild rented the hall for their biennial quilt show on Oct. 17 and 18.

Piano in the square

Councillor John Greene reported that the piano has moved to a permanent home in Trail. It will be replaced by a new piano in the spring.

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