Sarnia Transit Murphy Rd. Bus Terminal. BlackburnNews.com photo by Melanie Irwin.

Sarnia Council Briefs

Sarnia Transit users are one step closer to tracking city buses using an app on their phone.

City council gave staff the green light Monday, to endorse agreements with Google for the service.

Residents will be able to access the information through a live feed with Google Maps.

It’s expected to be put in place in the first quarter of this year.

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City council has adopted the new dynamic symbol of access.

The current blue and white wheelchair symbol has been in place since the 1960’s.

The new design shows a person in a wheelchair, leaning forward with arms raised like they are powering their chair forward.

City staff and Sarnia Accessibility Advisory Committee members are recommending the new symbol be adopted and used in locations not mandated by the Ontario Building Code and Highway.

Traffic Act, like on-street symbols at accessible parking spaces and signs showing the location of accessible washrooms.

It will be installed on parking spaces that require new paint or locations that need new signs.

Sarnia council adopts new dynamic symbol of access. January 15, 2018 (Photo via handout.)

Sarnia council adopts new dynamic symbol of access. January 15, 2018 (Photo via handout.)

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Sarnia council is moving forward with Mayor Mike Bradley’s request to audio record in-camera meetings.

In a recorded vote, councillors Mike Kelch, Dave Boushy, Andy Bruziewicz and Brian White supported the direction.

Councillors Bev MacDougall, Cindy Scholten, Anne Marie Gillis and Matt Mitro voted against it.

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A pair of “Community Safety Zones” are being established near Aamjiwnaang first nation.

They are to be located on Tashmoo Ave. from Churchill Rd. to LaSalle Line, and on the St. Clair Parkway between LaSalle Line and the main Suncor entrance.

The zones will allow police to impose heavier fines for drivers speeding through those sections of road.

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More energy will be put into revitalizing Mitton Village.

Sarnia council has endorsed draft terms of reference for a Mitton Village Community Development Advisory Committee.

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Draft subdivision plans for Sarnia’s former Kinsmen Centre site have been approved.

The lands at 656 Lakeshore Rd. were declared a surplus in July 2017 and staff were directed to proceed with its sale.

The plans call for five residential lots fronting onto Lakeshore Rd.

The city will act as the developer to subdivide the land and prepare the lots to be sold.