Council Briefs

Sarnia’s deputy clerk is retiring.

City Council thanked Brad Loosely for his years of service during Monday’s meeting.

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Council has approved Phase 2 of the Kenwick on the Lake projects.

The fry truck on Lakeshore in Brights Grove will be relocated to create a safer environment for young children crossing the road. The surface of two tennis courts will be repaired and the third tennis court will be made into a basketball court.

The projects will be paid for with money raised by the Kenwick on the lake volunteers.

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City firefighters are getting new bunker gear.

Council accepted a proposal by Safedesign Apparel Ltd. for nearly $58,000 in new equipment.

In 2012, the fire service experienced a pre-mature failure of the gear purchased between 2008 and 2011.

The manufacturer came forward to cover repair costs, but confidence in the gear as a long term option was lost.

26 sets of gear will be purchased.

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Ice rental rates in all city arenas will be maintained at the 2014 level until 2016.

Minor groups rates will be maintained.

Groups using Clearwater Arena between 9am. and 5pm. will be charged $60 plus HST.

All user groups booking ice time after 10pm will be charged $150 plus HST an hour at all city arena’s.

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Sarnia Council has awarded a $3-million dollar tender for the reconstruction of Capel, Lydia, Maxwell and Nelson Streets.

The low tender submitted by Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. of Chatham has been accepted.

New sanitary sewers, storm sewers and watermain will be installed.

The roadways, boulevards and sidewalks will also be reconstructed.

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Public input will now be sought on Sarnia’s draft Transportation and Public Transit Master Plan.

The document identifies existing and future levels of travel demand and the infrastructure needed to ensure safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services.

Sarnia Transit and Care-a-Van services has also been reviewed with recommendations provided on how to improve the services delivery and efficiency.

Public meetings are anticipated to review the document. Its expected to return to council for ratification in June.