“Council has reviewed the applicability/usefulness of maintaining a Nuclear Free Zone Policy,” a staff report to the August 22 meeting states.
“Given that Council has no role in the regulation of radiopharmaceuticals, radionucleotides, or radioisotopes, this Policy is not required as it is more aspirational/advocacy based in nature and therefore falls outside of Council’s new Policy Framework.
“Council can advocate in regards to this matter in other ways.”
Interim administrator Dick Persson (pictured) rejected the idea when asked to revoke the policy during his tenure, saying he saw no need to do so.
Council staff are now asking Administrator Rik Hart the same question.
At the February 8, 2021, meeting, Mr Persson listened to two speakers who asked him to keep the policy. He said he agreed with everything the speakers said, and that it was a silly idea to put up the proposal.