|Despite some hopeful signs for change two weeks ago, the rubble |
of the Belmont and Roses's remains a feature of Third Avenue West
Tonight's Council session marks two week since Mayor Herb Pond announced that the state of the Belmont Hotel site would soon be changing, with plans for removal of debris from the fire noted at the end of the June 12th Council Session.
The work seemingly only awaiting the signature of Corporate Administrator Rosa Miller for things to move forward.
However, those who may be passing by the Third Avenue debris pile probably have noticed little indication that the work is approaching, the site looks much like it did once the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue teams rolled up their hoses over a year ago.
So, hopefully a more fulsome timeline towards the debris removal work can be outlined tonight.
At the June 12th session, Mr. Pond also spoke to the appearance of the rest of the downtown core and the key storefront accessory of late of plywood, the return to glass storefront windows seemingly delayed by a lack of glaziers for the community,
Since the Mayor's notes of two weeks ago, the sales of Plywood went up in the city, with one more storefront now behind panels of Plywood, that owing to a police warrant enforcement action of last week.
An effort which saw the City declare the Building a structure not to be occupied.
That situation, as well as a general account of the policing of the downtown core, could make for a question for Council members for Sergeant Gerry Walker the head of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment who will be speaking to Council at tonight's session.
More notes related to tonight's Council Session can be reviewed from our Council Session archive.