Below is a video from the Monday, May 6, 2019, meeting of council.
This was a more lengthy meeting, with the city spending considerable time providing the final review and then subsequently adopting the Recreation Master Plan. This document was over a year in the making and is a comprehensive document examining recreation opportunities over the next twenty years.
There is a lot to be excited about when it comes to this document. As a council member, I was pleased to see the level of resident engagement undertaken as part of the consultation process preparing this document. It is heartening to see how important recreation is to the residents of our city. The document in its entirety is available here.
On a personal note, when I first learned of this I was still chair of Valleyview Community Centre (prior to my council run), and I must say it was an absolute pleasure working with Maureen Douglas and the team at HTFC on this document. It is a document we as a city should be proud of, and I look forward to working with my council colleagues on striving to implement a number of the proposed recommendations.
Some other meeting highlights include approval of a number of city tenders for construction work to be undertaken this summer. I was pleased to see the wide scope of sidewalk work that will be completed this summer. If you recall at the 2019 budget deliberations, I was happy to introduce a motion to increase the budget for sidewalk work by $75,000. One of the sidewalks scheduled for replacement this summer is 27th Street from Victoria to Louise Ave. As you may remember, portions of this have been completed already, this accomplishes further work on this much-needed area. Another item approved in this portion of the meeting was the extension of Pacific Ave. from 26th Street to 23rd Street. This will see work completed in the ward this summer on both those projects (among many others).
Lastly, a fairly lengthy debate on some proposed changes to a development agreement to four lots on Limestone Road. The proponent, Westman Asphalt, is proposing an asphalt facility expansion in the area.
All in all a good healthy debate around each of these items. If you ever have any questions on this or any other item, feel free to let me know. Call (204) 724-0334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org