Two home-based businesses were approved by City Council Monday night and City Manager Roy Hardy said it's becoming a common trend.

"Since the beginning of the year there have been a number of small business occupations come up," said Hardy.

Hardy said council ensures that the home-based business does not have a negative impact on the neighbourhood in which it operates by imposing rules regarding signage and advertising, as well as parking. The City notifies all those who live within 75 metres of the applicant prior to approval and proceeds as long as there are no objections.

"Some people are trying to find some ways to earn some money, be it a second occupation or third occupation, to have some home-based businesses and we have some general rules around it and, again, I think it's a good sign that people are wanting economic activity within the city."

Tracy Hockridge was approved to operate a holistic solutions business from her home on Dieppe Drive. Trent and Anne Schnell were approved to operate a skate sharpening business from their home on McGillivray Drive. Neither were in attendance to answer any questions.

Councillor Dick Michel requested that going forward, those applying for home businesses be asked to attend the council meeting so councillors could have a chance to ask any questions.

Also during the meeting, a bid to repair two culverts along Highway 39 was awarded to NT Excavating and the Development Levy Bylaw was finally passed by council. More information about the Development Levy Bylaw can be found HERE.

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