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Monday March 28th, 2011

Posted at 11:15am

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There are a couple of presentations on tap at the start of this evening’s council meeting.  First, CAO Helga Reidel will acknowledge receipt of a plaque from the Ontario Fire Marshal, awarded to Windsor Fire Chief Dave Fields for his leadership as a Provincial Fire Coordinator and for his ongoing dedication to public safety.

Second, Keith Baxter, an organizer of the Windsor International Air Show along with Captain Patrick Burns of the U.S. Navy will update Windsor City Council on the 2012 Windsor International Air Show and the U.S. Naval visit to the City of Windsor’s waterfront.

On the main agenda council will look at changes to the Body Rub Parlour Bylaw.  Two changes are being proposed.  First,  no owner or operator may use or permit to be used any camera or other photographic, or other electronic recording device in there establishment, aside from a security camera at the front door.  Second, Body Rub Parlous may only be open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. of the same day. There are a couple of delegations listed to speak on this matter.

The Windsor Essex County Environment Committee  has a report beofre council requesting council to reconsider the development of a regional transit system and to initiate a dialogue and preliminary work that can get done and the concept is re introduced next year or subsequent years.

Council will be asked to approve a three month extension with the Humane Society for ,Animal Control Services.  A RFP for this service closed on March 4th, but administration has not had enough time to review the proposals.  The extension will cost $ 187,735.75 and is in the citys extisting budget.

The new east Windsor fire hall that we told you about a few weeks ago is expected to get the go ahead.  The lowest tender came in at $2,607,149.00 by Piroli Construction.  Construction will get underway soon.  Staying with fire, there is a lengthy report to council on Fire Fighter Recruitment for 2011.

You can find the entire agenda for tonight’s meeting here.

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