What's up at Monday's council and budget committee meetings

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City hall is seen on Monday.

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

•  Coun. Brian Swanson will make the following motion: “That the zoning requirements for front, side and rear setbacks and maximum site coverage for development on streets facing Crescent Park be subject of a report to Executive Committee.”

• Mayor Deb Higgins will present the report on the outcome of the Saskatchewan City Mayors’ Caucus meeting held in Regina from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

• Council will review the recent reports of the personnel and executive committee meetings.

• Councillors will discuss the recent minutes of the youth advisory committee, municipal planning commission, special needs advisory committee and the heritage advisory committee. There is one item requiring council approval in the municipal planning commission minutes. It is for a proposed subdivision plan for 85 Brigham Rd.

In the special needs advisory committee minutes, the item requiring council approval is the recommendation for new or upgraded traffic lights to be equipped with audio signals as part of the anticipated upgraded traffic light program.

In the heritage advisory committee meeting minutes, there is one item requiring council approval. It is the request for council approval to allocate the remainder of the funds as of Dec. 31 in the heritage advisory committee’s account for the Natatorium Project Fund.

• Council will consider a traffic bylaw amendment and a dog bylaw amendment.

• Immediately following the council meeting will be a budget committee meeting. On the agenda for that meeting is the operating budget approval process, a report on the Moose Jaw Downtown and Soccer/Field House Facilities 2014 operating budget submission and a request from the Moose Jaw Canada Day Committee for additional funding from the operating budget.

Budget committee will also discuss a letter from Marilyn Braun-Pollon, vice-president of Prairie and Agri-Business with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) regarding the CFIB’s views on the city’s 2014 operating budget.

There are five referred matters to be discussed as well. Those include the 2014 operating budget estimates, the police service operating budget submission, the public library’s operating budget estimates, the parks and recreation advisory committee’s recommendation to re-examine funding for the installation of Christmas lights on trees in Crescent Park and the internal transit review/route review.

Following Monday’s budget committee meetings, the next budget committee meetings are scheduled for Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organizations: Executive Committee, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Natatorium Project Fund Field House Facilities Moose Jaw Canada Day Committee

Geographic location: Crescent Park, Saskatchewan, Regina

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