9 Axle Logging Trucks Up for Council Discussion
Prince George, B.C. – Tonight, at the regular meeting of Prince George City Council, a delegation will be outlining the benefits of allowing 9 axle trucks for hauling.
The Province has approved the use of such vehicles as mills look for ways to more economically haul logs from longer distances. The use of 9 axles is only allowed once the Ministry has approved the specific route for travel. Four such vehicles and a hauling route have been approved on a route from Ft. St. James to Vanderhoof.
Forest Practices Innovation says the larger trucks would reduce fuel consumption. Although hauling a heavier load will increase the fuel used per trip, there would be fewer trips.
Council will be asked to give the first two readings to a request for an OCP amendment and rezoning to allow the construction of a BC Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility near 18th Avenue and Foothills Boulevard. This facility will be used for the operations of the Prince George Transit System, as well as the storage, fueling, maintenance and washing of Prince George Transit System buses.
In granting the first two readings, the matter would then go to a public hearing where residents can voice their opinions about the proposal.
Council will be asked to deny another rezoning application that is aimed at creating a multi residential development on Range Road. Staff cite geo technical concerns in their opposition to this proposal
Also up for the first two readings is a request to change rezoning of the Civic and Convention Centre. The change would allow the Centre to apply for a liquor primary licence.
Also on the agenda for this evening’s meeting , a public hearing to rezone property on North Nechako Road to allow for the development of a 27 unit residential strata development.