City Council had a short meeting this evening as there were only a few items on the agenda. The Royal Heights Memorial Park washroom facility tender was brought to the council where it was accepted and approved.

Rod March, Parks and Facilities Manager for the City of Estevan explains more on the Royal Heights Memorial Park washroom facility tender, "We got two tenders in for this project, they both were between sixty-nine and seventy thousand dollars so we took the lower of those two tenders, two qualified bidders. The project is estimated at $69,000."

"Royal Heights specifically has gone through major upgrades in the past 3 or four years. We are very fortunate to have a partnership with the Rotary Foundation here in Estevan who came forward with a financial contribution to make this a possibility."

"We will start as early as tomorrow, October 2nd, depending on the weather because we will be dealing with concrete and that sort of thing. Depending on the weather it will be 5-6 weeks of construction, having said that it won't be open till next year because we have to tie into the sewer and everything in the spring."

Their goal is not to interrupt the summer season when the kids are using the spray park or to shut down the park completely.

Council appealed the Land Development Board Appointments and approved the appointed people to the board.

Council gave the first reading to regulate the snowmobile bylaw to change the snowmobile route. The first reading was passed and the second reading will be at the next council meeting on October 22. For more on that and the route outline, click here.

The last item on the agenda for the council was the second and third reading to amend the Economic Development Bylaw. Mayor Roy Ludwig, "We gave it first reading for up to two weeks and basically what we did there was we updated so now with Dwight Bramble, our Economic Development Officer, now we've made the necessary changes. It was a few years ago when we had this last bylaw so now we've updated it."

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