Developers working for Thompson Creek Metals, R. Radloff and Associates Inc., applied for a variance on the fencing for their parking lot.
The parking lot for staff, being built at the end of Douglas Ave. by TABA Enterprises right now, was initially meant to be a part of a larger subdivision by the company, however plans to develop the housing are now on hold, while the parking lot is still going ahead.
The variance Radloff has applied for would allow for the erection of a 2.4 m high fence along the side of the property facing Douglas Ave.
The chain link fence is allowed around the other sides of the property, but would need a variance to be able to put such a tall fence along what is considered the front of the property.
Councillor Riley Willick expressed concern the chain link security fence is getting away from a residential area to making it more industrial.
Mayor and council voted in favour of making the variance application a public process before approving the variance. No public meeting will be held, however property owners within a 100 m area of the property will be contacted and given a chance to submit comments before the next council meeting on Oct. 24. Then council will again vote on whether or not to approve the variance.