City of North Battleford council has passed a street closure bylaw to close the abandoned portion on the east side of 99th Street bordering the west side of 100th Street.
This undeveloped street is located across from Valley Ford and was subject to a public hearing and considerable discussion at council last month. No objections were put forward at that time. That same night, council also approved a land sale agreement with Valley Ford for a portion of the land.
Passing the bylaw to officially close the undeveloped street was the last piece of business regarding that transaction.
City administration got the go ahead Tuesday from council to apply for a grant through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to assist with development and implementation of an asset management plan. Administration plans to apply for $50,000, and would commit $12,500 from the 2019 budget towards the grant.
Council has also endorsed the new Framework for Recreation in Canada. In a memo to council by Director of Leisure Services Cheryl DeNeire, described it as a philosophical commitment by the City that would allow the Department of Leisure Services to “remain relevant and connected to nationally and provincially endorsed priorities for the delivery and planning of its programs and services.” The framework focuses on five items: active living, inclusion and access, connecting people and nature, supportive environments and recreation capacity.
Oct. 7-13 was proclaimed Fire Prevention Week in North Battleford, Oct. 14-20 is Small Business Week and the month of October is United Way Month in North Battleford.
The next meeting of council is scheduled for Oct. 22.