There may not be a lot on the agenda at tonight's City Council meeting, but there will be one issue that is sure to generate a lot of discussion. 

"Probably the biggest thing that we'll be discussing," shared Estevan's Mayor Roy Ludwig, "is the cannabis legislation coming up here in July."

"We will be discussing the option of one or two outlets. We've got the recommendation coming from the Police Board to have one at this time."

"I'm sure we'll have that discussion at council but usually we take fairly seriously the recommendations of the police board. I know the Chief and the police board have spent quite a bit of time on this. And with it being new, they thought it might be the best option to see how it works out moving forward and then maybe down the road, if everyone is satisfied with the way it's working out, then maybe we could look at two. But have one initially."

He noted that simply deciding the number of outlets is not the end of discussions. 

"Along with the cannabis legislation, we'll have to look at zoning requirements because any outlet cannot be close to a school. so we'll have to look at zoning requirement as well as bylaw changes where that is impacted."

A Pest Control Bylaw will have its first reading tonight as well as a way to update the bylaw. 

"Overtime we look at the bylaws and our managers look at them and we update them as needed."

City Council will meet tonight at 6 pm at City Hall. 

 

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