Council notebook: Making way for the off-leash dog park in bylaws

Lisa Goudy
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Council is pictured at the June 9, 2014 meeting.

Two dog bylaws were amended to allow for the off-leash dog park.

At Monday’s council meeting, the dog bylaw was amended to allow dogs to run without a leash at the dog park that will be at Hamilton Flats. The dangerous dog bylaw was also amended to ban dangerous dogs from the off-leash dog park.

Coun. Heather Eby asked when construction of the dog park is expected to begin. Jody Hauta, director of parks and recreation, said the city is in the process of preparing tenders and it is hopeful construction will begin in the fall.

Eby also asked about the bike skills park.

“The bike skills park, some work has been done by the Moose Jaw Police Association. They’ve got a contractor hauling some dirt to the site in preparation for the construction,” said Hauta. “I’m not sure what their exact date is for the construction itself.”

Other items considered at Monday’s meeting:

• Councillors received and filed the decision of the development appeals board to allow the construction of a residential addition on the property at 1213 Willow Ave.

• Council received the minutes of the youth advisory committee, the cultural diversity advisory committee and the municipal planning commission.

The only items requiring council approval were in the municipal planning commission minutes.

The first item was the approval of a proposed subdivision for the second phase of NewRock Development’s multi-family residential housing development in Grandview. The applicant would like to subdivide the existing land into four parcels, a road and a municipal reserve parcel. The development will consist of 11.59 acres of land.

It recommended that city administration complete the review process. Other conditions included not receiving any negative comments; that the applicant pay a monetary settlement to satisfy the 10 per cent municipal reserve requirement; that all water, sanitary, storm and traffic infrastructure be constructed and designed to the Ty Stokes’, director of engineering, satisfaction; that the developer be responsible for all costs with construction of the reserve land; and that the developer be responsible for all costs related to completing the recommendations in the South Hill Traffic Impact Study dated November 2012.

The second item was approval of a subdivision in West Park as long as no negative comments are received. The applicant will pay for all expenses.

The final item was the rezoning of 93 Diefenbaker Dr. from M3 Mixed Use Business Park Industrial District to C3 Vehicle-Oriented Commercial District. The other part of that recommendation was to amend the official community plan future land use map. All expenses will be borne by the City of Moose Jaw.

Council approved all three items. The minutes were received as presented.

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Organizations: Moose Jaw Police Association

Geographic location: Grandview, South Hill, West Park Moose Jaw

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