Crow­ley to get key to the city

Fighter giv­ing tick­ets to his next event to top Terry Fox Run back­ers

The Peterborough Examiner - - FRONT PAGE - JOELLE KOVACH EX­AM­INER STAFF WRITER

Pro­fes­sional boxer Cody Crow­ley will re­ceive a key to the city from Mayor Diane Ther­rien on Tues­day night.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will take place in the city hall coun­cil cham­bers at 6 p.m. prior to a com­mit­tee meet­ing.

Crow­ley is set to de­fend his Cana­dian Pro­fes­sional Box­ing Coun­cil su­per­wel­ter­weight ti­tle against Que­bec’s Mian Hus­sain on Oct. 19 at the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre.

The fight will be livestream­ed to 160 coun­tries on UFC Fight Pass.

Crow­ley an­nounced ear­lier this month he is do­nat­ing tick­ets to the fight to the top 500 fundrais­ers for the Terry Fox Run at his alma mater St. Peter Sec­ondary School.

Coun­cil­lors are meet­ing Tues­day due to the Thanks­giv­ing Day hol­i­day fall­ing on Mon­day. The meet­ing be­gins at 6 p.m. in coun­cil cham­bers.

Also on the coun­cil agenda Tues­day:

Waver­ley Heights Park

A new staff re­port rec­om­mends no change to an ear­lier rec­om­men­da­tion to al­low Parks Canada to build an ac­cess route for main­te­nance ve­hi­cles through Waver­ley Heights Park to the Thomp­sons Bay Dam.

The pro­posed route for the ac­cess road is be­tween the play­ground and bas­ket­ball court in Waver­ley Park, and the two Ash­burn­ham Ward coun­cil­lors were against the idea in Septem­ber.

City staff were asked to re­turn

to coun­cil this month with more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion.

Staff met with Parks Canada of­fi­cials on site, states a new staff re­port, and de­ter­mined that it’s the only route pos­si­ble for main­te­nance trucks to scale; other routes are across steep in­clines or flood-prone ar­eas.

In­stead of dam­ag­ing the grass in the park by driv­ing across it, states the re­port, Parks Canada pro­poses to put a lime­stone main­te­nance route at its own ex­pense.

Li­brary Com­mons park­ing

Coun­cil­lors will con­sider putting a two-hour limit on park­ing in the new park­ing area in Li­brary Com­mons, next to Peter­bor­ough Pub­lic Li­brary, at the in­ter­sec­tion of Aylmer and Sim­coe streets.

The idea is to en­cour­age park­ing turnover, but also give li­brary pa­trons enough time to browse or at­tend a li­brary day­time pro­gram.

There are four ac­ces­si­ble spa­ces and eight stan­dard spa­ces in the lot, and a new pay-and­dis­play ma­chine.

The fees are $1.25 hourly, the same as ev­ery­where else down­town (free dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son).

A city staff re­port es­ti­mates the park­ing rev­enues in Li­brary Com­mons will be $21,000 an­nu­ally.

Peter­bor­ough Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion

Coun­cil­lors will hear an an­nual fi­nan­cial re­port from Peter­bor­ough Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (PHC), the city and county’s largest so­cial hous­ing provider. PHC owns and op­er­ated about 1,174 hous­ing units.

Be­cause the city is its sole share­holder, it re­ceives a fi­nan­cial up­date from the hous­ing cor­po­ra­tion an­nu­ally.

De­vel­op­ment charges

Coun­cil­lors will re­ceive a new con­sul­tant’s re­port out­lin­ing how the city might spend its de­vel­op­ment charge money over the next decade. De­vel­op­ment charges are costs im­posed by the city in or­der to pay for ser­vices — such as li­brary, polic­ing and pub­lic works — that need to ex­pand in or­der to cover new neigh­bour­hoods.

On Tues­day coun­cil­lors will vote to sched­ule a pub­lic meet­ing on de­vel­op­ment charges on Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in coun­cil cham­bers.

RENE JOHNSTON TORONTO STAR

Boxer Cody Crow­ley will be given the key to the city Tues­day night be­fore the City of Peter­bor­ough coun­cil meets.

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