Map of Rossland streetlights (Image from Rossland News)

Rossland to review streetlight complaints

Staff has created forms for public feedback on the streetlights

Rossland City Council will be holding a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss resolving requests from the public regarding the city’s streetlights.

City staff has created forms for public feedback on the lights, and has been separating them into “operational requests”—where the problem is with the light itself and can be solved by adding a light shade, changing the height of the light or fixing some other problem with it—and issues “regarding the Streetlight Policy.” Operational issues are being forwarded to the public works department for resolution, whereas the policy issues will need to be discussed by council at the committee of the whole meeting.

Approximately 20 of the lights have been identified by city staff as having “keep/remove” requests.

At Monday night’s meeting, council also voted to complete phase five of the LED streetlight replacement project out at Red Mountain before the end of the year.

City staff recommended completing phase five this year because: “As there are no lights being either removed or added in this area of the City, completing this activity in 2017 rather than in 2018 would allow the City to see immediate operational cost savings.”

Coun. Marten Kruysse asked whether or not the lights in the walking tunnels would also be replaced and Darrin Albo, manager of public works, confirmed that they will be.

Former school could become multi-family residence

Council advanced an application to rezone 2393 Columbia Ave. (formerly the Seven Summits Centre for Learning) to multiple family residential and scheduled a public hearing for Oct. 10.

The proposal is to convert the former school to two, two-bedroom residences and a one-bedroom apartment.

Council schedules public hearing for Business License Bylaw changes

Council scheduled a public hearing to discuss changes to the Business License Bylaw for Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The changes include lower fees that will reduce the annual business license revenues from $31,000 to $19,500.

The bylaw is available for review in the Sept. 18 meeting notes, which can be found at rossland.ca.

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