Monday, April 11, 2011
The City of Thunder Bay went on a spending spree at Monday night's meeting. A series of contracts were awarded for a variety of projects. A four million dollar asphalt resurfacing contract is going to Taranis Contracting. 2.2 million will be used to replace a sewer and watermain project. Taranis Contracting had the lowest bid for repairing the James Street Bridge with the contract coming in at 1.5 million dollars. The latest waterfront contracts came in at 350 thousand and 4.6 million respectively.
Thunder Bay residents who are against the Horizon Wind Farm project made another plea to City Council to scrap the settlement with the company. Three deputations on the ongoing issue were made Monday night. Representatives from the Loch Lomond Ski area are concerned turbine parts won't fit on the Loch Lomond Road. Another deputation made mention that Horizon Wind's renewable energy application to the Ministry of Environment was returned because it was incomplete. Council is expected to ratify the settlement agreement Monday evening.
Thunder Bay City Council wants to hear from you. A series of public consultation sessions on the Strategic Plan start Wednesday night. The strategic plan guides the city's priorities for the next four years. Wednesday night's meeting is at the DaVinci Centre from 6:30 until 9. Thursday's is at the Italian Cultural Centre.
Thunder Bay saw quite the light show last night. Our meteorologist Bill Laidlaw says a storm rolled through the area and brought with it rain, hail and a fully developed thunderstorm. Laidlaw says the storm dumped as much as 11 millimetres of rain on the area.