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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 25, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press March 199o Ore other truck says councillor by Gloria Taylor the councillor for tache Ward wants the province to find out if garbage trucks could use a route other than Provencher Boulevard to carry refuse to a Transfer station proposed for Greg Selinger has asked de the engineering manager for the cites waste and disposal for a report on the viability and costs of using alternate roads to the Transfer station which is proposed for a 23 acre site on Fournier near panel in Selinger wants to see if trucks can avoid passing through residential areas by using a route like the Louise Selinger requested the report from Klassen who appeared before the vital Community committee to give an informational it does bother me that there going to increase the traffic on said referring to the expected increase of 40 trucks per Selinger said he would like to know the Impact trucks from All parts of the City travelling through the business District will have on the children often Cross Provencher to go to he the Boniface councillor also suggested the department come up with a de a City gives a presentation to local councillors on the garbage Transfer advisory group changes course the vital resident advisory group rag is Char Ting new directions for Long regarded by some people in the Community As a Static the which is legislated to advise and assist local Community commit is undergoing a revolution in the Way it does As the first step in the right co chairmen Jim Shapiro and Glen Hewitt All to their one formerly unclear bylaw which had to do with the groups involvement in political now the bylaw says we will not endorse any political party or political said members Are free to express their own personal views but they must clarify that they Are not representing the Shapiro says the group will be taking a proactive stance on other matters As instead of just Fielding an Agenda be fore each meeting to make notations on whether it supports or objects to a specific the rag will lobby councillors on issues which it feels will Benefit the comm one such Issue has to do with refuse col Lection and a matter on which the group will address councillors at the next meeting of committee on april Shapiro said this matter emanated from a recent because by no Means will the group be limited to addressing Only items listed on the part of the time will be spent on new we will flesh put these in other words we will advise and he Gloria Taylor also invites anyone who wants to discuss an idea with the rag to Call him at 255 one Way of generating these ideas will also come from a restricting of How the group Shapiro said unlike past meetings when everyone could comment on each is members of the group will now special it sounds but its actually a great committee agendas Are divided into several under such headings As streets and what the rag proposes to do is to Delegate one specific Section of the Agenda to one i divid in that members will become More conversant with one particular area enabling them to make informed decisions and lobby councillors Shapiro said i some members might even take it upon themselves to do some investigating and go to talk with individuals involved in a matter before making a the local rag will also be taking another interesting on March the group will be meeting with other rags in the City to discuss Mutual setting up of this communications net work could even have some beneficial Ripple effects which will Laud Only positive changes for All the cites resident advisory we want to make the group something that More than a rubber stamp or a Bridge club for the older Shapiro recommended route when it appears again before he didst oppose routing the traffic through were not saying dont go Down our Road we just want an exploration of the alternatives and the he construction of the Transfer station was delayed when City councillors Cut the million from this years capital works the province is hopeful the project will begin next under the smaller trucks will transport garbage to the Transfer station and larger trucks will then haul it to the Brady when the four Bay Transfer station is expected to save Money for both the to the tune of million in and private hauling Klassen said that for everyone there would be a million saving in a 20 year the City intends to Levy a tipping fee charge for Industrial and commercial users of the Transfer station to recover All the capital costs of the project and its anticipated operating the City has also stipulated that loads in the Large trucks be covered and to solve current litter problems near the Brady the Transfer station will accept refuse from As Well As companies and Large and could eventually incorporate a recycling Why Fly East when you can mama madrasas East Indian takeout Cul sir add spice to your life the Sheek Kebab specialists Masai Dosa vegetable Siryani on saturday a meal under 196 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