A New Festival, ISF Project Delays and Demolishing Abandoned Buildings at Council tonight.
Monday October 18th, 2010
Posted at 9:03am
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This Week’s Agenda Highlights:
This week’s agenda is again very light…
Council will be asked to give approval for Windsor to host a rib fest of its own starting in 2011. Family Shows Canada, who specializes in the creation and management of food related events, is bringing this popular festival to our City. They are the same producer of the very popular London Rib Fest up the 401. The festival will run from August 12-14, 2011 and will take place on the Riverfront Festival Plaza.
Council has been informed by administration that the Riverfront Storm retention basin will not be completed to meet the ISF deadline of March 31, 2011, and are notifying the MP and MPP that they city needs the deadline extended. The tunnelling equipment was damaged when it hit a concrete chamber underground, and this project is now seven weeks behind, and not expected to be completed until the third week of May, 2011.
Council is being asked to approve the demolition of the properties located at 585 Riverside Drive East and 629-639 Chatham Street, just east of the Casino. These properties fall under the Interim Control Bylaw for that area, and need Council approval to be torn down. The building’s owners have had demolition orders issued to them by the building department, due to the deteriorated structure condition of the buildings, but have failed to comply with the order, so the city will now act to remove these.
Council is also being asked to back a bid to stage the 24th Annual Provincial Hog Rally at the Riverfront Festival Plaza and Civic Terrace on July 26 to July 29, 2012. Harley-Davidson motorcyclists travel to a different part of Ontario each summer for this event. The events can attract up to 1000 riders and their families, and will feature family events staged thought the core, as well as tour rides all over Essex County.
You can find the entire City Council agenda here: http://citywindsor.ca/002885.asp
There is no City Council Meeting next Monday as it is Election Day in Windsor.
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