It will be a packed agenda for Weyburn City Council when they meet Monday night at City Hall for their first meeting of the month.  

The meeting will start off with a pair of proclamations, with the proclamation for National Legion Week and Rail Safety Week. Councillors will also receive regular reports, such as the cash activity report and the report from the Building Department. 

Among the motions on the agenda are the appointment of a development officer, appointments for board vacancies on various committees, a request for quotes for the installation of a new HVAC system at the water treatment plant, and the timeline for the 2024 budget.  

If the timeline proposed by the administration is approved by the council, the budget for 2024 could be tabled and passed before the end of the year, in December.  

There are three bylaw amendments and one new bylaw for the council to discuss. The amendments include one that is back before the councillors for a second and third reading – the amendment to rezone Townsgate Way from Residential Semi-detached to Residential Multiple Housing, correcting a clerical error from the 2020 Zoning Bylaw.  

The Building Bylaw will be back in front of the council, after being originally passed in February. This is due to feedback from the provincial government concerning the bylaw, stating they are of the opinion the bylaw conflicts with the province's Construction Codes Act.  

An amendment to the Official Community Plan and the Zoning bylaw will also be discussed. The proposed changes are to allow for the subdivision and development of a commercial shop on 1st Avenue NW.  

Two discretionary use applications are before the council. The first will be for the Weyburn Humane Society’s new location. The second is for a downtown business to be able to set up a patio of sorts along 3rd Street. There is also a rural water hookup application for the council to vote on.  

We will have full coverage of Monday night’s meeting, on-air and online, starting Tuesday.  

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