The Dec. 19, 2016, Regular Meeting of Council included:
Amendment to Alarm Services Bylaw
Council approved changes to the Alarm Services Bylaw. The changes support Administration’s recommendations for an escalating penalty structure which will discourage false alarms received by the Calgary Police Service and will enhance the accountability of alarm agencies and permit holders. These changes have been endorsed by the Calgary Police Commission.
City Centre Cycle Track Network
Council approved recommendations to make the City Centre Cycle Track Network permanent. Council also approved Administration to use the $1.65M savings from the pilot project to make improvements to the network which include making temporary traffic signals permanent, continuing to improve traffic operations and parking/loading access for businesses. The 6.5 km cycle track network was approved as a pilot project in April 2014. The cycle tracks were piloted on 12 Avenue S., 5 Street S.W. and 8/9 Avenue S., with a shared space along Stephen Avenue and Olympic Plaza block.
Designation of the Pugh Residence as a Municipal Historic Resource
Council approved the designation of the Pugh Residence as a Municipal Historic Resource. The Pugh Residence is a Craftsman style house built in 1912 and located in the community of Inglewood. The property has been determined to be significant by the Calgary Heritage Authority, for its symbolic value, providing a tangible reminder of the historical development of Inglewood as Calgary’s main industrial centre and residential area. The residence also has style value, being an example of the modest Craftsman style homes typical of Calgary’s original working-class neighbourhoods. Protecting Calgary’s historic resources is an identified objective of The City.
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