On Monday, Belleville made some changes in a bid to solve the historical parking problem in the area of Belleville General Hospital.
The history on trying to solve the problem of on-street parking around BGH goes back 10 years.
Traffic Committee Chair Councillor Mitch Panciuk said the idea is to reduce the restrictions from eight to four.
Councillor Paul Carr argued that a better idea would be to issue “resident parking passes” to residents of the area.
Councillor Miller pointed out the “real problem is the $4 parking fee at the hospital.”
The on-street parking restriction changes were approved on a 6-3 vote.
Get repairs done or face fines
Belleville is going to get tougher on property owners who fail to repair broken windows and doors on their properties.
Monday night, city council decided to ask staff for a report to amend the Property Standards bylaw allowing the city to board up any broken windows and doors as a temporary measure.
The property owner would have 30 days to comply and replace the temporary plywood or face fines.
Councillor Paul Carr who introduced the motion said “Some properties are in a perpetual state of disrepair.”
Helping the Community Resource Centre
Belleville will take a look at what it can do to assist the agency at the former Queen Mary school.
Councillor Jack Miller told council Monday night the Community Resource Centre of Quinte has lost a primary tenant at the building, which is owned by the city.
Miller said the downstairs area is not accessible and the agency is facing increased costs.
Council has asked for a staff report on the issue.