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Councillor- City of Brandon
Ward 4 – University.

Meeting agenda for Monday, February 4, 2019

The sixth formal meeting of council takes place Monday, February 4, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers.

Tonight’s meeting has a number of items of significance to Brandon residents. One item in particular is the public hearing being held of the City of Brandon’s option to borrow 16 million dollars for updating at the water treatment plant.

City of Brandon Water Treatment facility, Google Maps

The City of Brandon has, for some time, needed to do upgrading at the water treatment plant. Originally constructed in the late 1800’s, with the last update happening in the 1970’s, the facilities at the water treatment plant are needing upgrades, along with some operational changes to improve safety for staff and residents.

The proposed borrowing would allow for the construction of a new chemical building and upgrades to chemical delivery (including the switch from the use of chlorine gas to sodium hypochlorite to disinfect the water). This switch allows for the use of a much less volatile substance for disinfectant of the city’s water supply. The modern use of sodium hypochlorite is essentially a stronger concentration of bleach, as opposed to the chlorine gas which is used as the main substance currently. This will modernize the delivery of water in the city and is part of a phased approach to increase capacity longterm for the city’s water supply. The hearing is open to the public and takes place during the council meeting. Barring any major opposition to this, the city can move forward to the next steps of the phased upgrade to the facility. Knowing this is right in the heart of the ward, I welcome any questions you may have about this upgrade. Feel free to call or email, and I will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.

Also during this meeting, we have some board appointments to make and some structural changes to the Police Board. Most notably, the appointment of Mark Sefton as Chair of the Police Board, and his worship, Mayor Rick Chrest as Vice-Chair. Mr. Sefton will replace Mark Frison, President of Assiniboine Community College (who has concluded his term).

We will be discussing whether the City of Brandon will withdraw from the Brandon and Area Planning district. Both the neighbouring RM’s have already signalled their intent to leave so it will be incumbent on the City of Brandon to work through the logistics of the end of the district (sometime in 2020).

Lastly, we will hear a couple of presentations regarding the Food Truck Warz and the Tim Horton’s Brier.

All in all, a fairly busy evening. It all gets started at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. If you are unable to make it out, feel free to watch it in the comfort of your home on YouTube or on WCGtv.

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