Monday's council meeting and budget committee meeting

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The following items are on the agenda for Monday’s regular council meeting at city hall:

• Coun. Don Mitchell will bring forward a motion proposing the mayor and council express their opposition and concern over the announced plans to sell 114 of 124 family housing units in the city to be replaced by apartment projects.

• Brad and Sandra Stewart will address council regarding the 2013 A-Moose-ing Race fundraising event on July 6 with requests to approve 180 free day bus passes for the event and to deny the extended transit services for July 6 for Westmount and Sunningdale routes. They will also request for the event to have authorization to use city-owned facilities and parks pending approval as well as A-Moose-ing Race representatives be responsible for approaching third-party facilities such as Mosaic Place for appropriate approvals.

• Jody Hauta, director of parks and recreation, will provide the monthly update for Mosaic Place and YaraCentre.

• Council will consider a report regarding the decisions of the development appeals board.

• Bob Lys will address council regarding opposition to the proposed zoning bylaw to rezone 722-10th Ave. S.W. to a high-density residential area.

• Michel Labonte will speak to council about Bill C-45 (First Nations Treaty Rights and United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). He will request council write to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to respect the treaty rights of First Nations in regard to Bill C-45 or any other Bill affecting them. He will also ask council to write to Premier Brad Wall requesting he does what he can to ensure treaty rights of First Nations peoples are respected as well as the protection of the environment.

• Council will discuss a letter from Jim Engel, vice-president of Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) regarding a role for municipalities in determining operation hours for liquor permitted premises.

• Council will consider a report regarding notice of the next development appeals board meeting on Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. at city hall.

• Council will consider the appointment of Walt Yakiwchuk as a citizen-at-large to the Palliser Regional Library board for a term of office to expire Dec. 31, 2014.

• Council will review the minutes from recent meetings of the personnel committee, the budget committee and the executive committee. One of the items from the executive committee minutes that has undergone a lot of debate is the request for council to approve executive’s decision to amend the city’s agreement with Spring Creek Properties Ltd to waive the development levies if specified development is completed by Dec. 31.

• Council will review the reports from the recent meetings of the special needs advisory committee, the heritage advisory committee, the cultural diversity advisory committee, the youth advisory committee and the municipal planning commission.

• Council will consider a proposed bylaw to replace Bylaw No. 5347, the downtown facility and soccer/field house bylaw, with a bylaw to refine certain provisions to the original bylaw.

• Council will give third reading to Bylaw No. 5434 to the proposed zoning bylaw to rezone 722-10th Ave. S.W. from community service to a high-density residential area.

• Council will be provided with answers to two written enquiries, one regarding the Juno’s and the other regarding multiplex fundraising.

• Immediately following Monday’s council meeting, there will be a budget committee meeting to consider funding requests from third party committees, boards and organizations. Budget committee will hear from the public library board, the downtown facility and field house and any other third party groups. Budget committee will also receive an operating budget update from the financial services department.

Organizations: First Nations Treaty Rights, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, Palliser Regional Library Creek Properties

Geographic location: Westmount, Sunningdale

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