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February 24, 2015

Core Fire Hall Access Management Study report made public

Released: 9:10 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg today released the Core Fire Hall Access Management Study (also referred to as the Station No. 11 traffic study) as used in the development and planning of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service’s (WFPS) new Station No. 11, located at 1705 Portage Avenue. The report was prepared for the City’s Public Works Department by Stantec Consulting in April 2011.

The Core Fire Hall Access Management Study was used to identify potential traffic issues with locating the new fire hall at the interchange of Portage Avenue and Century Street,” said Michael Jack, Acting Chief Administrative Officer, City of Winnipeg. “Virtually all development adjacent to roadways requires some planning to address potential traffic impacts. To date, the proposed access management strategies noted in the Study that were accepted by the City combined with modifications to the facility made during the final design, have resulted in safe traffic flow and efficient operation of the station.”

The Study and supplemental documents are available at City of Winnipeg - Core Fire Hall Access Management Study.

Station No. 11 is one of the City’s largest fire paramedic stations and houses both firefighter and paramedic units as well as specialized equipment and teams such as HAZMAT and water rescue.

Finance Chair announces 2015 Budget Schedule

Released: 2:03 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Today, Councillor Marty Morantz, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance announced that the Preliminary 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets will be tabled at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015.

“As the Chair of Finance, I am pleased to announce that deliberations for the Preliminary 2015 operating and capital budgets have been completed and the documents are currently in the process of being finalized, to be presented to citizens and tabled next week,” said Councillor Marty Morantz. “There’s no doubt that creating a budget that is balanced, thoughtful and that provides strategic solutions in such a short timeframe - between the civic election and the provincially legislated deadline to pass a balanced budget - was an incredible undertaking and challenge. Now that our preliminary work is complete, the key is to ensure that we provide as much time as possible for open participation and engagement with Winnipeggers. We look forward to the discussion,” added Morantz.

After the tabling of the budgets on March 3rd, the Schedule of meetings to hear delegations and consider the Preliminary 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets include:

Friday, March 6, 2015,
Winnipeg Police Board Meeting (regular meeting)

Monday, March 9, 2015
Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services (regular meeting)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development (regular meeting)

Monday, March 16, 2015
Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (rescheduled from March 13, 2015)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Special Executive Policy Committee to hear delegations on Budgets

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Executive Policy Committee to consider Standing Policy Committee recommendations and table final recommendations (regular meeting)

Monday, March 23, 2015
Special Meeting of Council to pass Budgets

As soon as the Preliminary 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets have been made available on March 3rd, further information regarding details on how to register as a delegation for Budget participation will become publically available.

Last update: February 24, 2015