The second meeting of April for Weyburn City Council will be held tonight, in chambers at City Hall. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. 

The meeting will start with a pair of proclamations – the proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Week, and the proclamation for Day of Mourning. After the proclamations, the council will receive the report from the Police Commission, and the report from the Public Works Department.  

There will then be a pair of RFPs presented to the council. The first will be for the recycling contract in Weyburn. The contract is currently with GFL Environmental but is up for renewal in June. Two companies have submitted bids – GFL as well as Goliath Disposal.  

Then, the council will talk about three projects under the Infrastructure Revitalization Program. The projects that were under the up for RFP were the milling and resurfacing of 4th Street south from 6th Avenue to 10th Avenue South. Excavation, rebuilding base and installing new asphalt along an 80-meter section of 4th Street in front of River Park and crack filling and pothole patching on primary and secondary streets across the City of Weyburn. 

There will be two bylaws before the council, but they will be covering one topic – taxation. Councillors will gove the first readings to the bylaw for the mill rate factors, base tax and the rates of taxation for the year. This bylaw is passed annually to comply with the provincial Cities Act.  

New business before council includes a request to waive the fees for Fido’s Place in its application for a contract zone, to allow the business to function where it is located. As well, discretionary use development permits will be tabled. This includes the permit for the Young Fellow’s 100th-anniversary concert on June 30th in Jubilee Park, an electronic billboard near the intersection of Highway 39 and Government Road, and an expansion of a tire repair shop on 1st Avenue Northeast. 

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