Friday, February 12, 2010

February 8/10 Council in Brief
Members of Fredericton City Council received the findings of the 2009 Citizen Attitude Survey (see blog posting below) at their regular Council meeting. Carolyn O’Keefe, general manager for MarketQuest Research, the company that conducted the survey, presented the findings and answered questions.

Mayor Woodside proclaimed Black History Month and Council approved the addition of two properties with deep roots to the city’s black founding community for inclusion on the City’s Local Historic Places Register (see blog posting below)were given approval.

Council approved the plan to update the City’s special event process, as well as a lease for the City-owned building next to the Boat Club for a dental lab, the sale of 214 Dunns Crossing, and the federal funding for the Wilmot Park tennis court rehabilitation.

The monthly parking rate for the York House parking lot was decreased from $90 to $80. The City will no longer offer commissioner of oaths and notary services to the public. The contract with Service New Brunswick to collect water and sewer payments as well as taxi fees and certain fines was approved, as was the City’s four-year capital investment plan under the Gas Tax.

Numerous tenders were approved. The membership of the Fredericton Affordable Housing Committee was ratified and a re-appointment was made to the Fredericton Public Library Board. The rezoning application for 746-792 McLeod Avenue, and a plan to revert to a commercial / retail use for the property, was denied in favour of the residential zoning adopted for the site a few years ago.

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