Rossland City Council Briefs: September 14

Public hearing; Money for museum and visitors centre; Washington St. re-design; Pioneer Park renamed; Water and sewer rates.

Public hearing

There was a public hearing to discuss the rezoning of the lots at 2025 and 2035 First Avenue from commercial to multiple family residential zoning, but no one sent in any letters or showed up to speak.

During the regular council meeting council read the bylaw to change the zoning for a third time, but has not yet adopted the bylaw.

Money for museum and visitors centre

Council voted to release $45,000 to the museum and visitors centre in 2016 for its renovation project. The money will come from a $75,000 reserve for the visitors centre and will make up for the current gap in funding for phase one of the museum’s renewal project.

Washington St. re-design

Council voted to hold a design charrette on September 23 so that the public has a chance to ask questions and make comments on the re-design of Washington St. The new design features Rossland’s first dedicated bike lane and is meant to discourage drivers from using the street as a bypass to the highway.

Pioneer Park renamed

Council voted to rename Pioneer Park to Esling Park following a request from the Heritage Commission.

Water and sewer rates

Council was meant to get through the first, second and third readings of two bylaws to change the city’s water and sewer rates, effective Oct. 1, but it turned out they didn’t have the bylaws yet, and they needed clarification on the new rates. Ultimately they voted to have staff come back with the bylaws and clarification on a chart showing the rate changes.

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