Crowley to get key to the city
Fighter giving tickets to his next event to top Terry Fox Run backers
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.
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.
Boxer Cody Crowley will be given the key to the city Tuesday night before the City of Peterborough council meets.