Anti-idling policy on idle

An anti-idling policy for the city is being put on hold until next year.

  • Feb. 3, 2011 7:00 p.m.

An anti-idling policy for the city is being put on hold until next year.

A city staff report recommending an anti-idling implementation strategy revolving around educating the public was on the table for Tuesday night’s council meeting.

But before the report could be debated, Coun. Andy Adams made a motion to defer the issue for one year.

“I think there are more important things to focus our attention on and in light of Ms.Ciarnello’s (city manager of corporate services) report last week on the taxation consequences of the Catalyst closure, I think we should hold off on this,” Adams told councillors.

All members of council supported the motion to wait a year with the exception of Coun. Roy Grant and Mayor Charlie Cornfield.

The policy would ban idling for more than three consecutive minutes but would likely have exempted idling due to heavy traffic, idling in drive-thrus and idling because of mechanical problems.

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