BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION
Policy CL01-05 known as the Temporary Street closure - Special Events, dictates the manner under which the Council will review any request made for temporary street closure during special events. Chateau Cornwall have made application for such an event known as their Senior Star Day (Senior Idol), scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th, on Amelia Street, between First Street to the Lionel Chevrier Building Parking Lot.
The Policy endorsed, requires all organizations who need to have a temporary street closure to inform all merchants and businesses within the geographical area of the suggested street closure, including a proposed detour route. Those notified then have a 10 day window in which to provide any objection they may have.
Once all information is received, a final report is provided to the Council for approval. The ten day appeal period has expired . On May 10, 2007, Chateau Cornwall / Chartwell Senior Housing REIT's Organizing Committee informed merchants, businesses and residents of the Amelia Street surrounding area, of their wish to host a Senior Star Day (Senior Idol) contest on the indicated date, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., on Amelia Street between First Street to the Lionel Chevrier Building facing Water Street.
Municipal departments have responded their comments noted and will be forwarded to the Organizing Committee of Chateau Cornwall for review and action during the closure.
The following responses were received:
Parking and Bylaw Enforcement - Due to reduction of street parking, surrounding businesses, particularly occupants of the Lionel Chevrier Building should be informed .
Public Works - No objections.
Transportation Engineer - All affected residents must be notified in advance and signage must be arranged for the road closure/detour as well as for the temporary two-way traffic from Water Street to the Chevrier underground parking entrance.
A minimum of 3.5 m corridor along the closed portion of the road must be kept clear from any potential blockage such as vehicles, furniture, scenario, decoration, wiring etc. in the event of an Emergency Situation.
Cornwall Transit - Generally no concerns. The Community Bus route travels along First Street and Handi-Transit passengers can be dropped at the corner of First Street and walked in.
Emergency Services - Access for emergency vehicles must be ensured throughout the duration of the event as well as accessibility to fire hydrants and fire protection building connections (ie) sprinkler and standpipe.
SNC-Lavalin ProFac Inc. - Lionel Chevrier Building - Would ask that the same signage as installed in 2008 “two-way traffic signs at the corner of Amelia and Water Street to allow the tenants access the Lionel Chevrier Buildings underground parking garage”, while the street closure is in place.
The signage allows people to enter and exit the building from Water Street and minimizes disruption while the temporary street closure is in forced.
Notwithstanding the above information, the Clerk's Department recommends to the Council that they endorse the request to the Temporary Street Closure and that Chateau Cornwall Organizing Committee be informed of their requirements and conditions of the approval.