© Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
Council is pictured during the April 22, 2013 regular meeting at city hall.
Councillors have until Nov. 4 to make individual resolution submissions for the 2014 SUMA convention.
At Monday’s council meeting, council received and filed a city clerk/solicitor’s department report for potential resolutions for the 2014 SUMA annual convention to be held from Feb. 2 to 5 in Regina.
Council resolutions must be submitted by Nov. 22. Any individual suggestions will be presented for council review on Nov. 12.
Other items considered at Monday’s meeting:
• Council received and adopted the minutes of the recent meetings of executive committee, the youth advisory committee, the heritage advisory committee, the cultural diversity advisory committee and the municipal planning commission.
There were three items in the municipal planning commission minutes that required council approval.
Council approved the commission’s recommendation to approve the proposed subdivision at 22 and 26 Wellington Place be approved subject to a number of conditions. The review process will be completed by city administration and it will be approved if no negative comments are received. After that condition is met, the mayor and city clerk will endorse the proposed subdivision plan and issue an approval certificate. All costs will be borne by the applicant.
Council also approved the commission’s recommendation of a proposed subdivision to the east of 11th Avenue Southwest. The same conditions will apply to this subdivision.
Further, councillors approved a proposed zoning bylaw text amendment to begin procedures to add the term “retail stores” to the list of discretionary uses in the heavy industrial district. The amendment is to accommodate a business opened without zoning approval.
• Coun. Heather Eby was appointed deputy mayor, Coun. Dawn Luhning was appointed chairperson of executive committee and Coun. Don Mitchell was appointed chairperson of the personnel committee. All terms begin on Nov. 1 and end on Dec. 31.
• Councillors approved the rezoning of an area from R1 large lot low-density residential district to R4 core mixed residential district to allow for the development of an “apartment style senior citizen facility that could range from independent living to assisted living.”
Council also approved the rezoning of an area in the southwest part of the city to “allow for smaller front yards due to the shallow depth of existing lots.” The land hasn’t been developed and is part of Westheath Phase 4. It will be zoned R2 medium density residential district.
The final zoning amendment bylaw council approved was the rezoning an area from R1 large lot low-density residential to R3 high-density residential to allow for the construction of a 16-unit housing development.
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