Motorists strike pathway fence

Damage to a new pathway in Coldstream will soon be fixed and could end up costing motorists next time they drive into it

Damage to a new pathway in Coldstream will soon be fixed and could end up costing motorists next time they drive into it.

A guard rail on the Kidston Path was recently taken out by a motorist and some new options are being looked at to replace it.

“Every time one of those guard rails get hit it costs us a significant amount to replace it,” said Trevor Seibel, Coldstream chief administrative officer.

“If they hit one of those no-posts it costs them a lot.”

Meanwhile progress on the new section of the path is coming along with paving recently done from Kidston Elementary.

The project is scheduled to be completed for October.

“It’s looking very good,” said Coun. Gyula Kiss.

Taxes paid up

The taxman won’t have to hound too many Coldstream residents.

A significant number of residents have paid their property taxes, which were due July 2.

“As of today, we have about 93 per cent of taxes collected,” said Patricia Higgins, director of financial administration.

Under the Community Charter, the municipality must charge a 10 per cent penalty on late taxes, which is also applicable to the unclaimed homeowner grant portion of your taxes.

Building permit activity has also been higher through the first half of the year compared to 2014.

It is anticipated that revenue from building permit activity will exceed the budgeted amount by the end of the year.

So far, all projects, revenues and expenses are on target.