There’s a bylaw in place but still no details on the lease agreement between the Senators American Hockey League team and the city of Belleville.
Last night city council approved the bylaw for a lease and licensing agreement to bring the Senators to the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre next year.
The details are still not public.
When questioned following the city council meeting, Mayor Taso Christopher said there are still some legal issues to be completed.
When asked about public speculation about the city loaning money to Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyck, Mayor Christopher said it’s the same as using money to bring industry to the city.
The only details that have come out are that the agreement is for eight years, with an option to extend.
Motorists will soon notice a change in speed regulations on Herchimer Avenue in Belleville’s east end.
Last night city council approved a 40 kilometere limit in the area south of Bridge Street that has a parking area serving St. Joseph’s elementary school.
Also last night, council approved a three-way stop a the intersections of Ashley Street and Frankford Road in Thurlow ward.
Three Belleville citizens were honoured by the St. John’s Ambulance at city council last night.
Mayor Taso Christopher presented the Awards for Life Saving to Lisa Butcher, Sharon Heenan and Quinte Broadcasting’s Tim Durkin for their part in saving the life of a man at the Craft Beer Festival at Empire Square last spring.
Butcher and Durkin were recently honoured by the Ontario Provincial Police as well.