Council consented to Sergeant Paul Klassen’s request asking for a permanent exemption for the Special Olympics Street Toll. The request was to allow the street toll to continue to take place under the Cornelia St overpass.
This is the 15th year for the Special Olympics tolling. The Cornelia St. overpass was chosen for its safety; the centre two lanes are safety lanes, participants are well-identified with high visibility clothing, and orange traffic cones line the area.
The permanent exemption will allow the request not to be asked for each year. The consensus around the table was to allow it.