Monday, November 1, 2010
The soon to be Mayor is weighing in on one south side businesses decision to move out of that neighbourhood. The owner of Take a Hike has said that she's moving her business from Fort William to the Bay and Algoma area because of the crime in the City's South core. Keith Hobbs says the area will be much safer for businesses once they embark on new crime programs. Hobbs says he really feels for Take a Hike and notes he spoke to the owner last week on his walk about.
The City of Thunder Bay got a sneak peak at its future tax levies. It was part of the City Managers Strategic Plan update. Tim Commisso says these figures are not set in stone and are managable. The report shows a 1 to 3 percent increase over the next few years. The Strategic Plan also shows a 1 percent increase in Gross Expenditures, and 1 percent increases in the tax levy and property tax assesment. As part of his presentation to council, Commisso recommends the city embark on a corporate review process to see where there could be potential savings.
The President of Badanai Motors wants to buy an extension of court street that's located near his property. George Badanai told council last night that he's tired of renting the piece of property from the City. Badanai says if he can't buy the property he will pick up his business and move it to a new location. Administration is concerned about selling the land because it could impact their underground infrastructure. Council wants administration to come back with a report on the property.