A Belleville councillor wants some action on what he calls an “excessive number” of money-lending establishments in the city.
Councillor Paul Carr told the committee he’s concerned about the number of pay-day lending establishments in the city.
He said there’s been a proliferation of them in the last while. He finds it “excessive on a per capita basis.”
Carr has called for a staff report to determine if something can be done through the planning regulations.
He pointed out the senior levels of government are investigating the financial angle.
Another solar panel issue
Belleville councillor Paul Carr who has been fighting against the city supporting solar projects didn’t speak out as another application came before the city’s planning committee last night.
Belleville’s Planning Committee is recommending that city council support the application by Solar Power Network for a rooftop solar project at 180 Haig Road under the province’s Feed In Tariff program.
Councillor Jackie Denyes told Quinte News the project had been approved previously by city council, didn’t make the FIT program, and is now reapplying.
Carr told the media he would make his objections known when it comes before city council next week.
New businesses coming to the city
Belleville city council will be asked to approve rezoning to allow plans for two new businesses to move ahead in Thurlow ward.
Monday night, the planning committee decided to recommend a proposal to change zoning to highway commercial, for the creation of an auto parts warehouse and day nursery.
The request for the auto parts site is 1.6 hectares, while the day nursery would be 2.94 hectares.
The area is north-east of the new Settler’s Ridge subdivision, just off Maitland Drive.