Brandon City Council will be hearing about rail safety at its next meeting on Monday.
Warren Chandler, senior manager of public affairs with Canadian National Railway; Christina Cusson, regional public affairs officer; and Shawn Will, CN police inspector, will appear as a delegation at the meeting to tout CN’s rail safety — a timely discussion given the most recent Canadian Pacific Railway derailment in Calgary on Wednesday.
Also on the agenda is the contentious issue of downtown angled parking.
Development services and the engineering department will recommend to council that northbound one-way travel on the 00-block and 100-block of 10th Street, with angle parking on the west side and parallel parking on the east side of the blocks, be approved.
Administration will also recommend approval for southbound one-way travel on the 00-block and 100-block of Ninth Street, with angle parking on the east side and parallel parking on the west side of the blocks.
And in light of the recent displacement of Kingsway Kort residents, Mayor Shari Decter Hirst plans to make a motion to request the provincial government to increase the moving allowance and other benefits provided under Section 98 of the Residential Tenancies Act and Section 17 of Regulation 71/2010 to more “accurately reflect the costs borne by owners of mobile homes when facing eviction,” the motion states.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 14, 2013