Plenty of note in Monday’s city council agenda

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Between four public hearings and appeals, one presentation to city council and various other potential points of debate and conversation, Monday’s meeting is poised to be a big one.


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The elected officials’ Tuesday, May 20, executive committee meeting set the stage for the public forum meeting on Monday.

During the executive committee meeting, Prince Albert Historical Society president Dennis Ogrodnick presented an ambitious historical riverfront development plan.

By moving the historic Nesbit Church and Block House from Kinsmen Park to the riverfront in downtown Prince Albert the city would make better use of the underutilized space, he reasoned.

On top of that, a tipi would add First Nations representation the riverfront -- more so than the totem pole currently does (a symbol more commonly seen on the west coast).

Ogrodnick will repeat his presentation at Monday’s public forum city council meeting, scheduled to begin at city hall in downtown Prince Albert at 5 p.m.

The following noteworthy items will also be discussed at Monday’s meeting.

• Custodial care facilities are always a point of debate at city council, and on Monday the city’s elected officials will consider whether to pass second and third readings of a bylaw that serves to allow the facilities on M1 -- heavy industrial zones.

Custodial care facilities serve as half-way houses for the temporary detention or open custody of people pursuant to the provisions of the Young Offenders Act, Summary Offences Act, Corrections and Conditional Release Act and Community Training Residences as defined in the Corrections Act.

• The minimum garage setback is set to increase from 1.5 metres from the rear lane to 2 metres, as per the latest National Building Code. 

Garages must also be located at least eight metres from the opposite boundary of the lane or flanking street -- an increase from the current 7.6 metres.

This bylaw is up for second and third readings on Monday.

• The rezoning of a parcel of land on Guy Drive to accommodate the Caleb Group’s $24 million 94-unit seniors condominium-style development will be up for a public hearing.

• A development permit for a 24-unit high-rise apartment/condominium project at 2800 Lakeview Drive will be considered at a public hearing.

• Relay for Life -- an annual all-night cancer fundraiser -- will take place at the Max Clunie Field in Prime Minister’s Park on Friday and Saturday, May 30 and May 31.

Council will consider whether to allow all terrain vehicles to operate at the field during the event, as well as whether to allow a noise bylaw exemption for the event.

Organizations: Prince Albert, Prince Albert Historical Society, Nesbit Church Block House First Nations Caleb Group

Geographic location: Kinsmen Park

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