Posts Tagged ‘city of sarnia’

Sarnia helps with Northern Ontario forest fire situation

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The City of Sarnia is making its presence known in evacuation programs for those displaced by the Northern Ontario forest fire situation. The city has provided one of our four trailers of cots, blankets, and pillows for the Town of Dorchester (near London) that is using its Community Centre for evacuees. “We have the capacity [...]

City Council votes to put brakes on plan to sell former hospital ‘as is’

No city asset may be more visibly significant and potentially fraught with complications than land that occupies a former hospital. Just ask Windsor, which is still dealing with its closed Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital after plans to develop the site fell through. In the case of Sarnia, which is dealing with issues around the now-closed Sarnia [...]

City to buy rubber-tired wheel loader

The city of Sarnia is buying a rubber-tired wheel loader at a bid price of $158,122.03, which was the lowest bid submitted. The vehicle will be purchased from Nortrax Canada, which was the lowest bidder in a range of bids that were as high as $187,071.50, which was still lower than the $190,000 budgeted by [...]

City adding plastic containers to list of ‘approved’ items to be recycled

A request from City Council for a list of items that could be recycled has resulted in the city adding several materials to the program, including all plastic containers coded 3 to 7. The city will still not recycle foam containers or plastic bags. An expansion of Entropex last year resulted in the ability for [...]

City will partner with Sarnia Braves for work on Erroll Russell Dugout project

The city of Sarnia is kicking in $25,000 from its Planning Reserve Fund to partner with the Sarnia Braves Baseball Club for the completion of work at the Errol Russell Park. The Braves, who received $81,100 to upgrade Blackwell and Errol Russell Park from the Trillium Foundation, have completed most of the work on Errol [...]

Henderson Builders awarded lowest cost tender for watermain construction

The city of Sarnia has awarded Henderson Builders a $506,409.33 tender for the construction of watermain construction on McGregor Road to Dugan Street. The next highest bidder was Clarke Drainage Construction, which said it would charge $628,034.74 for the work. Murray Mills Excavating came in with a proposed charge of $974,797.32 for the work.

City approves minor rezoning of subdivision as developer opts for single-family only

Sarnia City Council has approved a minor rezoning of the Rapids Parkway Developments Inc. property that will see reduced lot size single family dwellings on a cul-de-sac originally planned to have condominiums. The property being rezoned is at the northwest corner of The Rapids Parkway and Sandpiper Drive. City of Sarnia staff told council that [...]

Sarnia Police have busy weekend

Sarnia Police say they were kept very busy between Friday July 15 at 5 PM up to Monday morning, July 18, 2011, responding to more than 200 calls for service in that time period. The biggest category was liquor related, where there were 27 calls for service. Police said they responded to nine property related [...]

City waives tipping fees for storm debris at compost site

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As a result of the wind damage incurred to many Sarnia properties from the storm last Saturday, the city has decided to waive the tipping fee for large sized and quantity of brush, including tree limbs, delivered by residential property owners only to the Compost Site on St. Andrew Street. The fee will be waived up [...]

City gets free WiFi during business hours

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The city of Sarnia has added WiFi to the services it provides to the public, at least during an extended business hour window of 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. In making the announcement ahead of Monday's regular city council meeting, Manager Lloyd Fennell attached a new public wireless policy that absolves the [...]