The City Council meeting was this evening with MLA Lori Carr in attendance. Mayor Roy Ludwig says, "I was very happy that Lori Carr came this evening and we had a lot of very good questions for her and we look forward to Lori getting back to us with those answers."
A few of the questions that were asked to MLA Lori Carr were in regards to the Carbon Tax, the health system and the wait on results from scans, and there were questions regarding the liquor and off sale licences.
City Controller Trudy Firth and now been appointed to City Treasurer. Ashley Stradeski is Representing Estevan and a few other cities as the City Clerk MEPP Commissioner.
The tender for the waterline is being disregarded, Mayor Ludwig explains, "Unfortunately because they were so high, we have to disregard all of them and that legally gives us the opportunity to talk to the lowest bidders and to try and re-negociate."
"We hire these professionals to give us a very good line of where the dollar amount should be; we tender accordingly; we got the province and federal government to come to the table accordingly, because its 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 and now to be out that much we're very disappointed."
"So now its not totally back to square one. we'll go back and talk to the lowest bidders and we may have broken it up now, still looking at getting the pipeline done but not the pump house; and we'll have to look at getting the pump house done separately and rebuild and go through all that which is unfortunate and will cost us more money."
The council also gave first reading to a bylaw to allow semi-detached housing on Siller Street. The public is asked that any concerns be forwarded to city hall or council.