City council preview: future pay and cell phone gaps

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – City councillors have a relatively light agenda tonight (Monday) for their only July meeting.

They will accept a petition on replacing a sidewalk on Amelia Street and a request from the humane society to address people leaving pets in vehicles in the summer.

Both requests will be given to city staff for upcoming reports.

Council is also expected to give direction on the mayor and councillors’ pay for 2018-2022 – something it’s required to do by the provincial government.

It’s also expected to pass a resolution to walk back the plan to turn part of the Cornwall Civic Complex into an arts center and establish the former BMO location on Pitt Street as the future arts center location.

There are two presentations on the agenda.

Rose Desnoyers will sign the book of recognition receiving an award as an international art show competition in Massena, N.Y. Members of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network will make a delegation to council on improving cellular connectivity in the region.

The city is being asked to make a $296,000 donation toward the cell gap project, which is conditional on senior government funding.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m.