Corner Brook city council briefs

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Zoning changes approved

Corner Brook city council approved some amendments to its municipal plan and development regulations on Monday that will allow for future residential development in two areas of the city.

The ammendments apply to land in the area of Pratt Street and St. Mark’s Avenue.

Under the municipal plan amendment the land use designation for land off Pratt Street has been changed from rural to residential. And under the development regulations amendment the land zoning has been changed from rural to residential medium density.

The municipal plan amendment for some land off St. Mark’s Avenue changes the land use designation from open space and community service to residential.

The land zoning for the area under the development regulations has been changed from open space and community service to residential medium density.

The amendments for both parcels of land come after the city undertook a public consultation process to consider objections and representations to the changes.

Fire department responded to 38 calls in July

The Corner Brook Fire Department responded to 38 calls for service in July.

The number of emergency calls was reported during Monday’s council meeting.

The breakdown of the calls includes: six residential; two commercial/institutional; 13 wildland/interface; six motor vehicle incidents; four smoke/CO incidents; one technical rescue and six miscellaneous.

During the month firefighters also participated in 37 hours of training. The amount of training time was reduced due to vacation scheduling. To date this year there has been 3,222 hours of training.

City buying an asphalt recycler

The City of Corner Brook is buying an asphalt recycler.

Council approved the purchase of the equipment from Joe Johnson Equipment Inc. for $131,272.10 during Monday’s public meeting.

Land sale gets go ahead

Council approved the sale of a piece of land it owns in the Bells Brook Development for $69,000 on Monday.

The property at 45 Silver St. is located in Phase 4 of the development.

As part of the subdivision development, one lot in each phase was retained by the city to manage consistent with the principles of highest and best use.

City staff recommended that the highest and best use of the property was as a residential building lot.

Council had initially advertised the land for $75,000, however, the offer of $69,000 was the highest one received and staff recommended the sale be approved.

Lots retained in earlier phases of the development have also been sold in the past for new home construction.

Recycling report

Ever since the City of Corner Brook brought in curbside recycling in 2005 a tonnage collection report has been read out each month during a public council meeting.

With the report for June being presented on Monday, council has decided to do away with the monthly report in favour of biannual ones.

The amount of recyclable material collected in June was 40.9 tonnes. During the same month in 2013 the amount was 41.3 tonnes.

Organizations: Corner Brook city council, JulyThe Corner Brook Fire Department, Joe Johnson Equipment

Geographic location: Pratt Street, Corner Brook

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