City of Grand Forks Seeks Feedback for Draft Signage Bylaw
The City currently lacks legislation to regulate signs in the community and staff has reviewed policy in other community to keep up with best practices.
Corporate Officer Daniel Drexler says community feedback will presented to City Council ahead of first three readings:
“We really are hoping to get the feedback and really try to go the extra mile to hear from the community, the business community, about how this could either positively or negatively impact them.”
City Councillors had their own thoughts on the matter.
Councillor David Mark says sandwich boards have become increasingly common:
“It just ends up looking like a perpetual yard sale. I’d like to see if there’s any appetite with the business community for going with something maybe a little more permeant that could be tidier.”
Councillor Zak Eburne-Stoodley hopes the Chamber of Commerce will help with input for businesses.
The Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is already leading the City’s highly anticipated wayfinding sign project.
Bounce News will have more on that story in the days to follow.
The motion, announced by Mayor Maria McFaddin, describes a 240% increase in suspicious fires this year. The matter is set for consideration at the next Castlegar Council meeting, December 18th.
The City Council endorsed letter was approved on Tuesday, December 5th. It is set to go to the federal government and federal opposition party leaders, BC Premier David Eby and more.
The 4.3% water rate increase would costs residents another $17.97 annually and $51.11 for commercial. A 6.3% sewer increase would cost residents another $23.83 annually, plus $68. 89 for commercial.
CMP Detachment Commander Mike Wicentowich says there is an event at the Bridge View Cafe downtown beginning at four this afternoon. The 34th anniversary of the killing of 14 women at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique is being observed throughout the Kootenays, including in Trail.
A search warrant was executed on Thursday, November 30th, at a property in the 3600-block of Robson's Broadwater Road. A male and female were taken into custody and the loaded handgun found by police was reported stolen after a break and enter in Krestova back on April 24th.
Crews arrived at the 500-block of 16th-Avenue, at 2:38PM, to find a fully involved mobile home. The incident was under control by 3:50AM but the structure was a total loss.
Councillor Keith Page asked the delegation, "Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health", what partnerships and proposals are being explored to increase active transportation. Councillor Rik Logtenberg says the more use and incentive for active transportation, the more development is possible.
Trail RCMP says a replica handgun and over $400 cash was seized earlier this month, November 11th, after police responded to a complaint that two people were passed out inside a running vehicle.
The City had budgeted and provided the Kootenay Gallery of Art $58,470 for 2023. This latest funding request, a $20,000 increase, will be considered during budget deliberations.