Cycling and fireworks on city council agenda

The doors to the City of Cornwall council chambers. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Tonight’s city council meeting will be chock-full of presentations.

Council will hear a presentation from the Active Transportation Group and the Share the Road Cycling Coalition about building Cornwall and SD&G as more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

There will be also a presentation of Cornwall’s Bicycle Friendly Community Award it received at the Ontario Bike Summit in April.

The Incredible Edible Food Festival and Tomato Tasting by the Food Action Group of Transition Cornwall+ is also one of the presenters.

Alex de Wit from the Social Development Council will ask council to develop a Poverty Reduction Strategy and set out steps to make it happen.

As far as business, council will decide whether to endorse a resolution, adding its voice to objectors of a nuclear waste storage system in the Great Lakes Basin.

Proposed changes to the city’s fireworks bylaw will also be discussed.

General sales of fireworks have been banned since 2004. The Fence Depot on North Pitt Street is asking for the bylaw to be reevaluated because most of its clientele is from outside the city and it “limits business prospects.”

The Monday council meeting starts at 7 p.m. at 360 Pitt Street. Follow the council meeting on Twitter @cwlnewswatch.

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