The City of Estevan is looking forward to working with a committee from the weight room in how to best move forward with the facility. However, what that committee will look is still unknown.

"Council made a motion to move forward with this process," explained City Manager, Jeff Ward. "We'll be looking for users to be part of a committee that will work with management and any third party consultants whether it's a fitness facility or supplier and come up with a proposal which will then be taken to council for review and comments and hopefully approval."

"During our Open House, there was a discussion in regards to users on this committee and that some of them felt that users should be appointed by the users. What we'll try to do and logistically I'm still trying to figure out exactly how we'll do this, but I believe we'll put up a sign-up sheet and hopefully, the users can come to a consensus on who they may want to represent them on this committee."

"If that doesn't work, I did indicate to Council that we'll then go to an application process and we'll have to set criteria at that point and either management or Council will be involved in maybe choosing that user group if they are not able to come up with one on their own accord."

Ward added that once the committee is formed, they will work closely with the City to come up with how best to upgrade the weight room. 

"There will probably be structured meetings whether it be monthly, biweekly or quarterly, we haven't decided that yet. We'll set up timelines, start throwing some ideas together and hopefully get some kind of overhead design of what the weight room setup will look like, what equipment is being used. Just gather as much information as we can and hopefully as a unit, a user group and management unit, we can come up with a decision on how to make that facility better, more efficient and get more users there."

"There will probably be something put up in the weight room next week and then we'll move forward with that process from there and see how it goes."

READ MORE: City Clears the Air on Weight Room Issue

More Local News

Bitter Winds Sticking Around

After some balmy temperatures and days to start the new year, more traditional Saskatchewan weather has moved in for the third week of January. Cold days and even colder nights with bitter winds is…

Snowplow Safety Important For Everyone

With the lack of snowfall we've seen in the southeast corner of the province, it's easy to forget about the drivers that keep the roads clear and drivers safe. Snowplow operators are often overlooked…

Accident On 13th Ave and King Street

A two-vehicle collision took place early Wednesday morning. "At approximately 7:45 this morning, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street," explained…

The Difference Between Norovirus and Influenza Explained

Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a number of cases of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting in the province. "Norovirus is a type of virus that affects the intestinal system," explained Doctor…

City's Proposed 2019 Budget Includes No Increase In Taxes Or Utility Rates

The city is planning some ambitious ideas for the proposed 2019 budget, but they won’t be including any higher taxes or utlility increases. The proposed budget was prepared by city administration and…

Pharmacies Running Out Of Flu Vaccine

It’s been a tough flu season in Canada and now some pharmacies in the Estevan area have been running out of the flu vaccine. Jeff Hilderman at the Estevan Pharmasave has seen his pharmacy run out of…

Three Ballots Needed Each for Police Board, Remuneration Board

At City Council's regular meeting Monday night, two boards needed people on it from the public at large - and the results were so close there were multiple ballots needed. It took three votes for…

Building Permits In City Down In 2018

Building permits for 2018 were down significantly from 2017, Estevan city council learned Monday night. The monthly building permit report gave an overview of how many building permits the city…

Festival Of Lights Shone Bright in 2018

The Festival of lights had a great turnout in 2018. They jumped from 11 participants in 2017 to 25 participants this year in 2018 and had an abundance of positive feedback from people driving through…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login