The Council agenda for Monday is jam packed with items, many with the potential to create long term effects for our community.
Firstly, one item that has been already discussed at length is reappearing; the City is going to be taking yet another vote on the fate of the downtown bus terminal.
SaultOnline has learned that, between the Council meeting on June 14, 2021, and the upcoming meeting, city officials, including Tom Vair, have contacted multiple people and organizations who were opposed to the moving of the terminal. The purpose of these communications, allegedly, is to inquire as to why they would “go against the city”, according to our source.
Monday night, Council is being asked to accept the report detailing the process involved in assessing all aspects of keeping the terminal in the downtown core.
“Simply put, the process staff will follow to research and report back on the matter
of constructing a new terminal at the existing Dennis Street location, and
providing further information to Council does not change the scope of the current
EA process,” says the report authored by CAO, Malcolm White. “Council will be provided with feasibility and costing information to the same level as the terminal relocation and existing terminal renovation options in the initial report. We expect this report to be submitted to the July 12, 2021 Council meeting.”
Another items to be discussed is a report from the City Clerk showing the municipal elections are going to cost approximately $320,000. Further, that they will be funded from the Election Reserve and Quality Management Budget.
The 518 page agenda also includes reports on Downtown Safety, Voter Engagement and much more.
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