This is going to be one helluva busy Monday at city hall. And Tuesday will be busier still. There are back-to-back council meetings and the agendas are looooo-o-o-ong. Here are some highlights….
Monday, April 26
CITY COUNCIL (5:30 pm): The Recreation Facility Plan will be looked at and delegations from the Neil Balkwill Centre and the Regina Art Gallery will speak in support of a planned expansion of their facility. Also considering a recommendation to establish Queen Elisabeth II Court, Gordon Park and Al Pickard Park as pesticide free parks, and at setting aside funds for the enforcement of bylaws controlling open air fires.
Council will also have to deal with the (much) higher than expected tender results for the City Square Project (aka the Wow Project). Joe Couture at the Leader Post runs through what happened here very well. In short: surprise, surprise, the companies bidding on the City Square Project came in waaaaa-a-a-ay above what city admin were projecting. Possible reasons include the fact that the construction market is kind of crazy in booming Regina and the costs of building anything these days is skyrocketing.
Domed stadium proponents, take note of that.
A decision on what to do about the City Square Project will be tabled until council’s next meeting. Which, as it happens, is the following night so you won’t have to wait long to find out.
Lots more, like how much Pat Fiacco spent on his re-election campaign and who’s coming out to crank about the property tax hike, after the jump.…