The only meeting of Weyburn City Council for the month of July, 2022 was held last night in Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. 

Council approved the recommendation from the City's Engineering Department for paving of a new section of pedestrian pathway be completed by Genco Asphalt for $80,475.03 plus applicable taxes, to be completed by September 30th, 2022. 

In 2021, the Parks Department constructed a new granular walking path located in a green space, east of Coteau Avenue. The East Trail construction fits within the Tatagwa Master plan, which calls for a paved pathway to connect to the northeast Loop of the 5th Avenue North by Highway 13. Following the first phase of the East Trail construction, the Leisure Services Department received $90,000 in conditional funding through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund to complete 1,982.5 square metres of asphalt paving on the new pathway. This addition will bring the Tatagwa Trails system to about nine kilometres of paved paths.

The City of Weyburn's employees, paid on-call firefighters, and elected officials will now be getting easier access to leisure services at Weyburn's facilities. This means free non-taxable Leisure Services Super Pass memberships for employees, paid on-call firefighters, and elected officials, and a 50 percent discount on all Super Pass, or Leisure Pass memberships to the immediate family members of all employees, paid on-call firefighters, and elected officials.

City employees, paid on-call firefighters, and elected officials also get a 20 percent discount on specialized programs, but will have to pay the full rate for swimming lessons and facility rentals. The new rates go into effect on September 1st, 2022.

Director of Leisure Services with the City, Andrew Crowe, said this will encourage employees, paid on-call firefighters, and elected officials to take better advantage of the many options for wellness, and won't cost the City anything upfront in order to accommodate the new discount. He added the previous discount plan, of reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the leisure services receipts, was underutilized by staff.

Due to heavy rainfall events taking place over the past few months, the Engineering Department has requested and received Council's approval to obtain an engineering consultant to conduct a hydraulic assessment of the City's main wastewater system in order to properly allocate 2023 funds for the required wastewater infrastructure upgrades.

In addition to the Building Report and the Cash Activity Report, Council also received reports from Weyburn Fire Services, the Water Treatment Plant, and Public Works.

During the inquiries and announcements portion at the end of the relatively brief meeting, Councilor Jeff Richards congratulated Monica Osborn on her new position as Executive Director with the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce and Weyburn Regional Economic Development. Read more HERE.

Mayor Marcel Roy noted the Young Fellows Centennial Celebration concert was a success, and he also said he has received numerous compliments from people about Weyburn's spray parks.