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Council unanimously votes in favour of an item at Monday's council meeting at city hall.
This year, the city is an endorsing partner with the Healthy Active Living Committee.
Council approved the city being an endorsing partner for the committee’s Communities Get Active regional project application for a community initiatives fund grant for $7,000.
After providing a letter of support from the city, the city doesn’t need to do anything else. A parks and recreation report said by endorsing the application the city is “accountable for ensuring that the nonprofit group delivers the program to meet the terms and conditions of the grant and for ensuring that program expenses are managed and accounted for appropriately.”
Further the parks and recreation department and the financial services department have a role in “ensuring necessary administrative tasks are completed and programs are managed as per the grant criteria.”
The $7,000 in grant funding would be used to hire a co-ordinator to build plans for the region to encourage physical activity in families. The co-ordinator would build teams in each community and work with them to make a plan.
The focus communities include South Hill, Sunningdale, Assiniboia and Craik.
Other items considered at Monday’s meeting:
• Council established a council meeting schedule for 2014. The first meeting in 2014 is scheduled for Jan. 12.
• Council approved the decision of the development appeals board.
• Jody Hauta, director of parks and recreation, presented the 38th monthly update of Mosaic Place and YaraCentre. Primary construction at Mosaic Place includes project close-out procedures and monitoring final deficiency items. At YaraCentre, completing project close-out procedures and rebuilding outdoor soccer fields and other site work are ongoing.
Funding in the amount of $281,492 remains in the project contingency.
• Council received and adopted the recent minutes of the personnel committee and executive committee.
• Council also received the minutes of the parks and recreation advisory committee, the cultural diversity advisory committee and the municipal planning commission. The parks and recreation advisory committee minutes had no items requiring council approval.
• Council appointed Deana Kempel as the representative of the Prairie South School Division to the cultural diversity advisory committee.
• Council approved the municipal planning commission’s recommendation that the city has comments relating to the approval of a proposed industrial subdivision within the rural municipality of Moose Jaw. Those comments are that no city water and sewer service connections will be provided and the city will accept sewage dumping from the subdivision according to city rates and conditions.
• Council approved a recommendation to authorize city administration to rezone a proposed subdivision area from R1 large lot low density residential to R4 core mixed residential district.
• Council approved beginning procedures to amend the zoning bylaw to add a “Note to Development Standard” for the front yard of one-unit units and semi-detached units for lots in Westheath.
• The final request council approved was rezoning lots directly south of the new 28-unit residential apartment building at the Main Street South and Maple Street intersection from R1 to R3 high-density residential district to build a four-plex.
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