On Monday, the City Works committee voted to lift the moratorium on major city construction early, and to call tenders to double the size of the parking lot. OBNA was not informed until after the fact. Ward councillor Frank Galgay said he pushed this forward at the request of an email he received on Sunday from one resident. He received an earlier letter in May from another resident opposing the expansion. This is obviously a contentious issue. Councillors will vote on the Works committee's recommendation at the main city council meeting next Monday July 25th, after which it will be final. Anyone wanting to express their views pro or con to City Council in writing before Monday should probably copy all councillors, in addition to our ward councillor. Councillor's email addresses can be found here.
There's a report in today's Telegram
In March, OBNA asked the City for a copy of the engineering plans and copy of the environmental impact assessment. We were told no engineering plans have been completed and that the city will not be carrying out any environmental assessment. City Engineer John Barry forwarded this aerial view: That's all the information we have. It appears to eliminate the Wells wharf, and the current west side streetlight. Compared with the current lot size:
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