St. John’s city council live blog, April 16, 2012

The St. John’s city council liveblog: where council meets twitter since 2009.

Andrew Harvey here to bring you the play by play of council matters 140 characters at a time.

There is a delegation here for national youth week. There is a youth arts show in city hall opening May 2nd at 7pm.

O’Keefe is highlighting how the 4 staff here from the city are from CBS, Mount Pearl and St. John’s. There’s regional cooperation!

A public meeting on the rezoning of land on Topsail Rd for the new West End HS was cancelled because they had no written representations.

Yes, they will do this. Definitely write in if you feel strongly about anything going to a public meeting.

O’Keefe says he will be bringing an amendment into Confederation building tomorrow morning (re development above 190m contour line)

The Mayor’s Advisiory Committee on The Status of Person with disabilities has named their NextUp rep. Congrats Nick Mercer!

Council has approved just over $1 mil in community group grants. Breen also notes try still have $100k left for things that “come up.”

On the go-around already, they want to get out into the nice weather I guess.

Also to note, O’Leary and Hanlon are missing. Everyone else here.

Galgay is noting that the cities ecclastical district is in the finals for a competition for Canada’s most interesting places.

O’Keefe says that the city needs to look into lighting up these churches at night. He says they will call a meeting with a the church groups

After the most recent water break on Portugal Cove rd Breen says staff are looking at a plan to replace a large section of these mains.

Breen: “I’m looking forward to some good news in the [provincial] budget next week.” On the cities need for provincial money.

Hann says that 75% of youth aged 15-24 volunteer in some way. They’re not all skeets and hooligans I guess.

Hickman is encouraging people to get out and clean up their neghibourhood in the nice weather.

Duff: “I will be brief because it is too nice to be in here.”

Duff also encourages artists to come out to the session in the Foran room Thursday at 7pm re: the multipurpose arts space study.

Meeting adjourned. 27 min total. Rogers tells me the record for the shortest meeting ever is 15 min!

That’s all for this week, tweet ya next week. Andrew Harvey out.


  1. Gary · June 11, 2012

    Does anyone know which provincial department is responsible for the regulation concerning the 190 m contour?

  2. Steve · June 11, 2012

    The Department of Municipal Affairs.