Monday, November 28, 2011
Council accepted a recommendation from administration calling for an increase in property taxes to fix our roads. The recommendation would increase taxes by an average 2.88 percent over the next 3 years. Councillor Andrew Foulds says its time to take our roads seriously and council needs to be aggressive and show some courage and vision to make Thunder Bay a city that our kids can be proud of. An amendment to cap the tax increase at 2.5 percent was defeated 6-5.
The District Social Services Administration Board is facing a 6 percent budget increase this year. CAO Melissa Harrison says DSSAB will leverage the money from the property tax payers but that will be reimbursed through the province. This years DSSAB budget is pegged at just under 20 million dollars.
Charges are being laid against the owner of a dog that allegedly killed a small puppy in Current River last week. Manager of Licensing and Enforcement Ron Bourret says a restraining order has been laid against the owner of the dog and charges for letting the dog run at large.
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The President of Global Sticks says they hope to reopen the Oliver Paipoonge plant in two weeks time. Reggie Nukovic is in the City this week meeting with bank officials looking for over a million dollars in loans. Nukovic says they're implementing a restructuring plan this week.