Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Last-minute objection stalls lane closure request

  • Print
Dieter Scheffer, owner of Frank Motors, wants the city to close the back lane at 575 Notre Dame Avenue because he said it's attracting sex-trade workers, drug users and increasing traffic in the lane near his business. A public hearing on the matter is set for Feb. 18.

JOE BRYSKA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Enlarge Image

Dieter Scheffer, owner of Frank Motors, wants the city to close the back lane at 575 Notre Dame Avenue because he said it's attracting sex-trade workers, drug users and increasing traffic in the lane near his business. A public hearing on the matter is set for Feb. 18. Photo Store

A public hearing to consider closing a public lane north of Notre Dame Avenue was unexpectedly adjourned to next month.

Councillors were told Tuesday night that a last-minute objection had been filed to the closure and delay was requested to make a proper presentation.

Dieter Scheffer, owner of Frank Motors, wants to close the portion of the laneway behind his garage, citing in part the nuisance caused by vehicle traffic attracted to the lane by sex-trade workers and drug dealers.

The hearing was adjourned to Feb. 18.

Scheffer wants to buy the laneway from the city once it’s been closed.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Weather for final Fringing weekend

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Winnipeg Free Press 090528 STAND UP...(Weather) One to oversee the pecking order, a pack of pelican's fishes the eddies under the Red River control structure at Lockport Thursday morning......
  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should the city grant mosquito buffer zones for medical reasons only?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google