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West Ferris Arena replacement, Algonquin Avenue safety on Council agenda

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Only one item will be addressed at the committee meeting after a summer vacation, but it is a potentially divisive and expensive item. Recommendations from staff will ask that Council strike a committee to investigate possible sites for a replacement arena (or arenas) to take the place of West Ferris Arena, with Memorial Gardens/Thomson Fields and the Omischl Sports Complex two of the possible locations named in the report.

Citizens will present for the second regular meeting of Council in a row about the dangers of high speeds on Algonquin Avenue.

City solicitor Peter Leckie will report on a request to Council for exclusive trapping rights on the south side of the Lavase River.

A report from Managing Director of Community Services, John Severino will outline the recommendation that Council grant up to $107,000 to Heritage North Bay in order to retrofit and rehabilitate the windows, frames, and exterior walls of the former CP Station building, now the Discovery North Bay Museum.

Heritage North Bay has secured funding for over $200,000 of the anticipated $335,000 price tag for the project from government grants, and the museum is contributing $33,550. The City’s portion would fulfill the financial requirements for the building which has an easement from the Ontario Heritage Trust protecting its exterior appearance.

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