US Embassy off the hook

A motion by Ottawa city councillor Alex Cullen to charge an annual $111,690 fee for the United States Embassy's encroachment on Sussex Drive and MacKenzie Avenue was defeated at the transportation committee on April 7, reported the CBC. The concrete barriers are to be replaced next year with rigid posts, under terms of an agreement between the US, the federal government, the city and the National Capital Commission. These would take up a lane of traffic on each road. The city usually charges $306 per day for encroaching on a road.

Published: Wednesday, 04/14/2010 12:00 am EDT

A motion by Ottawa city councillor Alex Cullen to charge an annual $111,690 fee for the United States Embassy's encroachment on Sussex Drive and MacKenzie Avenue was defeated at the transportation committee on April 7, reported the CBC. The concrete barriers are to be replaced next year with rigid posts, under terms of an agreement between the US, the federal government, the city and the National Capital Commission. These would take up a lane of traffic on each road. The city usually charges $306 per day for encroaching on a road.

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