Remedial Action Orders and Alternate Approval Process Both Up for Discussion at Council
Prince George, B.C. – There has been a great deal of work done at the Lombardy Mobile Home park in an effort to meet the orders issued by the City of Prince George, but tonight, Council will be asked to reconsider the order.
Lombardy isn’t the only property under clean up and demolition order asking for Council to give them a break.
A letter from the lawyer for Commonwealth Campus Corporation requests an extension for the ordered demolition of the building known as the ‘Laundromat’ on George Street. The original order called for the building to be demolished and the site cleared by August 3rd.
Also on the agenda for this evening’s regular meeting, a request that Council move forward with the alternate approval process for two loan authorization bylaws. One is to borrow $1 million dollars for remedial action on Foreman road which has been subject to slides. The loan would be spread over 20 years. The other is to borrow a little over $6 million to replace fleet vehicles. That loan would be spread over 10 years.
Because both loans are longer than 5 five years, Council will be asked to go to the voters either in the form of a referendum ( estimated cost is between $60 and $70 thousand dollars) or alternate approval process which requires 10% of registered voters to official oppose the loans. Staff recommend Council go with the alternate approval process.