Otway Proposal to Dominate Council Meeting
Prince George, B.C.- The changing of the OCP and rezoning of a property on Otway will be front and centre this evening as a Public hearing on the application will take place at City Council.
The applicant would like to rezone a portion of the lot to light industrial in order to develop a metal fabrication operation and on site storage of equipment.
Numerous residents on the north side of the Nechako River oppose the application, and will be appearing before Council to state their case. In addition to a petition bearing more than 180 signatures, they will make power point presentations.
The applicant has also prepared for this evening’s meeting, with a power point presentation, and more than 300 letters of support, some from businesses, some from current and former employees and some from residents in the North Nechako and Miworth areas.
Also on the agenda for this evening, Council will be asked to select an electoral approval process to borrow money for a few projects. Because the proposed term for the loans is long, the City needs approval from the electorate either through referendum or the alternate approval process which calls for a percentage of eligible voters to sign a petition opposing the loans.( see other story)
As reported on Friday, the Manager of Public Works will present a report on street sweeping and line painting. ( see Lane Lines Still Several Weeks Away) In his report, Dave Dyer notes it could be early June before lines are painted on Prince George roadways.
Council will also receive an update on the performance of the Nissan Leaf electric car. The report indicates the only issues with the vehicle are how long the battery will last, and that during cold weather the vehicle was “sluggish” when climbing University Way from Foothills Boulevard.