Trail City Council briefs

Traffic bylaw violations issued by the city this year have dropped by 14 per cent, according to statistics recently released by City Hall.

Ticket to ride

Traffic bylaw violations issued by the city this year have dropped by 14 per cent, according to statistics recently released by City Hall.

To date there have been 663 fewer tickets placed on the windshields of Greater Trail residents as they visit the downtown core in 2012, dropping from 4,766 to 4,103.

The number continued to slide in August, with 694 being issued, down from 757 in August of 2011.

City corporate administrator Michelle MacIsaac said the drop was attributed to a “change over” in bylaw staff.

However, traffic bylaw violations issued have held steady at 676 in 2012, compared to 677 in 2011. In August, only two were issued, while 16 were handed out in August, 2011.

The city also noted that 68 new business licence applications were received, with 65 being issued.

On board with it

The regional district board is expecting to begin issuing newsletters for public information, says the Trail city council representative to the regional district board.

The periodicals regarding the affairs of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary will come out three times per year, said councillor Robert Cacchioni.

The decision was made at the Aug. 30 board meeting in Trail.

“I believe we need to keep the public better informed about RDKB decisions and planning initiatives,” Cacchioni said.

He also raised the question of having the regional district’s website re-designed and making it more user friendly for people trying to search for information and meeting minutes.

The current site www.rdkb.com contains some information about the area, contacts for regional district staff, public notices, “hot topics,” upcoming meetings and minutes, employment and announcements.