Nelson city council briefs

Nelson city council voted to adopt an amended Nelson Municipal Cemetery Bylaw. The amended bylaw redefines the land included in the cemetery.

City council changed a bylaw impacting land around the Nelson Cemetery.

Cemetary bylaw tweaked

Nelson city council voted to adopt an amended Nelson Municipal Cemetery Bylaw. The amended bylaw redefines the land included in the cemetery.

The border change removes a portion of the cemetery that isn’t in Nelson’s boundaries (and thus can’t be municipally regulated) from the bylaw, and added a small portion of the grounds already in use that isn’t formally identified.

**Correction: Section 44 of the bylaw which addresses playing game or sport in the cemetery grounds was not amended and continues read that playing any game or sport in is prohibited. The matters of the cemetery bylaw relating to the frisbee golf course proposal will be addressed by council at a later date.

Transit fight continues

“We’re not going down without a fight,” said a crowd of passionate transit riders outside council chambers.

A handful of transit supporters arrived at Monday’s council meeting to speak up in defense of transit, but due to the structure of regular council meetings were unable to voice their concerns.

Acting mayor Margaret Stacey addressed questions of when the public can address council and said there is time at committee of the whole meetings or that they can speak to city staff about speaking at delegations.

Snow clearing changes ahead

An amended traffic bylaw will be going to third reading.

In February council passed a resolution to have to the bylaw changed to address prohibited parking and snow clearing. In July, council also asked that the bylaw include a section to address boulevard maintenance.

The bylaw, when adopted, will include regulations on parking to make snow clearing on residential streets more accessible, and that owners of a business or residence adjacent to a boulevard will be responsible for mowing the lawn, raking the leaves and other general maintenance.


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