Monday September 01, 2014

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Council green lights next phase of Dominion Heights

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Estevan City Council has given the green light for Phase 4 of the Dominion Heights subdivision in north-central Estevan to proceed.

Council gave second and third reading to a bylaw at their January 20 meeting. The bylaw was needed for the next phase of Dominion Heights to happen.

The project will include 19 standard size single-family residential lots; 10 narrower lots to accommodate semi-detached residential dwellings; and two parcels for the development of multi-family dwellings.

The subdivision, which occupies 8.42 acres, has a project 74 housing units, and will be able to accommodate 170 people.

Trimount Developments, which has been developing land in Dominion Heights since 2012, will pay the City $52,500 per acre in Phase 4, so the total purchase price will be $442,050, plus GST.

Other highlights from the meeting were:

*The latest recycling report from Regens Disposal shows that a total of 3,288 blue carts were emptied in December, and the total weight of the recycled materials was 36,280 kilograms (about 40 tonnes). The average cart weight was 11 kilograms. Meanwhile, 10,318 garbage bins were emptied in December, with a total weight of 175,532 kilograms.

*Melissa Evert has stepped down as the City's payroll clerk. Evert had been on maternity leave, and has decided not to return to work.

*Council approved the committee appointments for each councillor and for the mayor for the first four months of 2014. The committee responsibilities will be shuffled after the April 23 by-election to fill the vacant seat on council. Each member of council sits on a number of City and community committees.

*In his report for December, water/waste water treatment plant manager Kevin Sutter said a total of 153 million liters of water was treated, and 126 million liters into were pumped into the distribution system. There were no plant issues, and all regulated parameters were below government regulations.

*Three readings were given to the new City manager bylaw. It cleans up some of the language in the old bylaw, which council viewed as out-of-date.

 


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