Highlights of Aurora town council meeting of Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Aurora Town Council approved an Offer-First Policy for all Town facilities and Town-run special events that will ensure plastic straws are provided to customers only when required. People with a range of disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis, among others) depend on plastic straws to access water and other beverages.

Council approved a staff recommendation not to go ahead with a Train Whistle Cessation Program which would see no whistles be used at the street-level crossings located within the Town of Aurora and approved a motion put forward by Mayor Tom Mrakas directing staff to work with the Business Improvement Area to install a canopy of lights on Yonge Street from Wellington Street to Mosely Street.

Council passed a motion to cancel planned construction of sidewalks on Adair Drive, Bailey Crescent, Davidson Road, Browning Court, Johnson Road, Holman Crescent and Baldwin Road. Two petitions were submitted against the construction of the sidewalks with residents expressing concern over the loss of trees, challenges with winter maintenance and loss of driveway parking.

Council approved a motion put forward by Mayor Tom Mrakas directing staff to work with the Business Improvement Area to install a canopy of lights on Yonge Street from Wellington Street to Mosely Street, with a budget of $100,000.

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