Dennis Hydamaka spoke to Flin Flon City Council last night about pedestrian safety on the sharp Hapnot Street Fifth Avenue corner. He says it’s been five years since he asked about putting a sidewalk there but said he now realizes that a sidewalk would be damaged every winter by snow removal. He suggested to Council there is an easy solution by installing watch for pedestrian signs at the Main Street and Glen Avenue entrances to the Street which Council felt could be a good solution to the problem.
Hydamaka also asked what action is being taken to prevent a water line freeze up that occurred during the winter when a hydro outage caused the city pumps to shut down. He was advised equipment has been ordered to prevent it from happening again.
Council received the Fire Chiefs report for April indicating 4 incidents during the month down from 11 in April last year. Councilor Ken Pawlachuk reported Fire Chief Chad Cooper has been appointed to a national committee along with Fire Chiefs from across the country studying how Fire Departments will operate in our changing world noting it’s quite an accomplishment for our Fire Chief to receive that recognition.