As expected, North Battleford council has approved setting up a short term policy committee to develop a city-wide comprehensive memorial policy.
The committee will consist of two council members and two members of administration, with the goal of developing the policy that would be brought back to council by July 2021 for approval.
Mayor David Gillan and Councillor Kelli Hawtin have agreed to be the council representatives on the committee. For administration, the committee will include Director of Parks and Recreation Cheryl DeNeire and there is be one more representative to be named, likely to be one of the city planners.
The committee’s formation was prompted by a request to honour the late NHL player Colby Cave with a memorial and a street naming near the Access Communications Centre. The plan is to come up with a comprehensive policy where the city can honour individuals.
“I think we’re all in agreement to move forward with this,” was the comment from Mayor David Gillan. The motion carried unanimously.