REPORTING · 23rd June 2011
Councillor Corinne Scott made three motions on June 6th. The third was for Council to look at local improvement bylaws for looking at the down town City Centre Sidewalks and beatification.
Scott explained the City Centre sidewalks were in disrepair from cracks, breaks and cement. Councillor Mario Feldhoff wanted to know which sidewalks. Scott replied all sidewalks, whether owned by businesses or the District.
”I was told we could not do anything with business owned sidewalks and that’s what I would like administration to look into local improvement plans because the District of Kitimat improved the sidewalks between Trigos and the museum with red brick work, we’re improving the sidewalks from Home Hardware to the swimming pool with nice brick pathways and as soon as you get out to the parking lot area, the sidewalks are broken, the curb cuts are broken cement, there are no curb cuts that are wheelchair accessible and I’m certain a municipality can repair and do all the sidewalks under a beautification program and charge it back to the business owner as a local improvement,” said Scott.
The motion was called and carried.