Highlights from May 9, 2016 Council Meeting


By Town of Kindersley, May 10, 2016 

Council Meeting Highlights

Resident Frances Chandler addressed Council to inquire about the Town’s recognition of volunteers and to suggest to Council that more needs to be done to recognize those who contribute to the community in any way.

Council defeated a resolution to approve a requested 2-inch (50 mm) diameter water service connection line for the proposed Circle-K Convenience Store, located at 903-11th Avenue West since precedent identifies that a line of that size is to be solely for the purposes of fire suppression.

Administration was directed to add an amount not to exceed $18,750 to the 2016 Budget to represent the Town of Kindersley’s portion to complete paving of the Kindersley Medical Arts parking lot.

Council tabled a resolution to seek boundary alterations with the RM of Kindersley until its June 13 meeting so that further preparatory discussion can take place with the RM of Kindersley.

Council adopted Bylaw 03-16, the Council Procedures Bylaw, which regulates the proceedings of meetings of Council as well as Committees of Council. As per the Bylaw, commencing with the May 24 Regular Meeting of Council, the public session will begin at 7 pm as opposed to the current 6 pm start time.

Council declared May 15-21, 2016 as Bicycle Safety Week in effort to raise awareness of safe bicycle operations and to promote the Kindersley Bike Rodeo to be held on May 18, which provides skills and safety education to children aged 5 to 15 years old.

The week of May 30 to June 5 was declared Safe Kids Week 2016 in Kindersley in recognition of the 20th anniversary of Parachute Safe Kids Week and in an effort to raise awareness of what can be done to predict and prevent injuries for children.

Council proclaimed the first Saturday in June as National Health and Fitness Day to increase awareness of the significant benefits of physical activity and to join municipalities across Canada in promoting the health and fitness of their citizens.

Council resolved to submit an application for city status to the Minister of Government Relations, formally requesting that Kindersley be declared as the next city of Saskatchewan having reached a Government of Saskatchewan-recognized population of at least 5000 persons, and that formal designation take effect to coincide with the October 2016 municipal election.