Sidewalk tables allowed for Esplanade

Village of Harrison to hold grand opening for upgrades on Friday

Tables, chairs and umbrellas are being allowed on the newly expanded sidewalk in Harrison Hot Springs, with a decision made just in time for the street’s grand reopening tomorrow morning.

A temporary sidewalk extension program policy has come before Harrison council numerous times throughout May and June, with some councillors hesitant on moving forward.

“Originally I was opposed,” Coun. John Buckley said at the June 2 meeting. “Conceptually I was impressed but concerned about the width of the sidewalk. But I’m willing to give it a try for the year.”

However, Coun. Zoltan Kiss continued to vote against the policy that will allow restaurants and stores to expand their services onto the sidewalk. He stated he believes it is against the Official Community Plan.

Businesses will have to apply for a temporary sidewalk extension, and pay a security deposit and license fee. Licenses will be granted from March 1 to Oct. 1 each year, with all accessories to be removed from the sidewalk by Nov. 15.

Nothing is to be physically anchored to the municipal sidewalk surface, and a site plan would have to be approved by municipal staff.

A grand opening for Esplanade’s improvements is planned for Friday, June 13 at 11:30 a.m., immediately following an opening for the Water Treatment Plant at 11 a.m.

news@ahobserver.com

 

Just Posted

Hope man receives letter of apology after being escorted out of Chilliwack library

Mike Wilson fears the same treatment he received Nov. 2 by security guards will happen to others

Kent, Harrison prepared for snow

Municipalities ready snow clearing strategies heading into colder months

Chilliwack school kids draw ‘don’t drink and drive’ messages on liquor store bags

Children from six elementary schools decorate bags as part of promotion created by local Mountie

Strong winds to hit B.C.’s south coast

Western regions may see winds of up to 80 km/hr

Duo robs Harrison Hot Springs gas station

Husky manager planning to tighten security

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

The highway is closed in the northbound lane

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Surrey boy’s birthday wish raises $13,500 for rescued farm animals

Matthew Farden received a large donation from the mister Blake Foundation towards a sanctuary farm.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

Most Read