LIGHT SHED ON PROB­LEM

Stirling Times - - Opinion -

RATEPAY­ERS af­fected by the in­stal­la­tion of illuminated street signs abut­ting their house­holds met Stir­ling Mayor Mark Ir­win and se­nior City of Stir­ling of­fi­cials on June 7 to rep­re­sent how the signs were ad­versely af­fect­ing their well­be­ing, fam­i­lies, com­mu­nity amenity and prop­erty val­ues.

The out­come of the meet­ing showed there might be light at the end of the tun­nel com­ing from a will­ing­ness and com­mit­ment by the City to re­solve the prob­lem in the in­ter­ests of all par­ties.

There are six prop­er­ties in res­i­den­tial zoned ar­eas where the signs have been in­stalled and ne­go­ti­a­tions are un­der way with the con­trac­tor to have these re­moved.

City of­fi­cials are work­ing on a re­view of the pol­icy word­ing to pro­vide clarity for the con­trac­tor that no fur­ther sig­nage is to be in­stalled abut­ting res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties.

With the sup­port of the Mayor, there is op­ti­mism that the mat­ter will be re­solved to the sat­is­fac­tion of all par­ties when the find­ings and rec­om­men­da­tions of a re­port pre­pared by City of­fi­cials is pre­sented to the July com­mu­nity and re­sources com­mit­tee.

An in­di­ca­tion of whether it is a light at the end of the tun­nel or an emerg­ing train wreck should be known within the next few weeks.

RICHARD CURRY, North Beach

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