When Weyburn City Council meets tonight, it will be a packed meeting, with one key thing being discussed: infrastructure. The meeting, which will start at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, will see the councillors discussing RFPs for infrastructure projects, following a meeting on February 26th that featured several infrastructure projects as well.

Among the items on the agenda will be the RFP for the design of the reconstruction and rehabilitation project for 1st Avenue between Government Road and 13th Street. The project is expected to be done this year, with $1.2 million allocated for the work, with that amount including funding through the Urban Highway Connection Program.

For the work to get done, a geotechnical design of the project needs to be done independently of the construction, and before it can begin. The council will discuss the seven proposals that were received and evaluated by the administration.

Another infrastructure project will revolve around facilities in the city. Councillors will talk about baseline roof reports, which will help with preventative maintenance, repairs and future projects. The project has a budget of $50,000.

A bylaw will be back before the council as well. The rezoning bylaw for the Cottonwood residential development, which would see it rezoned from R3-Residential Multiple Housing to R1-Residential Detached, was given first reading on February 12th. Tonight, the bylaw will receive its second and third reading.

Another bylaw, which gets passed almost every year, will see the deadline for the tax assessment roll to be completed extended. The City of Weyburn has yet to receive the 2024 assessment roll from the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency, and the deadline to have it reviewed ahead of the preparation of the 2024 tax notices is April 1st. The bylaw would see the date extended to May 31st.

Councillors will also consider an offer of purchase for a parcel of land along 5th and 6th Streets Northwest, and a motion for a flag-raising on March 21st. The flag-raising is being requested by Southeast Newcomer Services in honour of Anti-Racism Day.

We will have full coverage of the meeting, on-air and online, starting tomorrow morning.