Highlights from the April 28 meeting of Estevan City Council:
*The Transit Assistance for People with Disabilities program will fund most of the purchase for a transit vehicle in Estevan. The grant will cover 75 per cent of the costs, to a maximum of $55,000. The City of Estevan will pay for the remaining 25 per cent.
*The monthly report from Regens Disposal shows that 4,112 blue carts were emptied in Estevan in March, and that 41,850 kilograms of materials were recycled. The average weight per cart was 10.4 kilograms.
*Council tabled a request to have fees waived at the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the 17 full-time and part-time EMS employees in Estevan. The Leisure Services board will study the request, and report back to council.
*A two-year-old bylaw that restricted street sweeping in March and April has been repealed. The bylaw called for street cleaning to begin mid-May. Estevan's street sweeping program is expected to be broader this year. It will begin with pressure washing the concrete and paved boulevards, then move to arterial and downtown roads, and then shift to residential roads.
*Twenty-three building permits, with a total value of $2.298 million, were issued in March, bringing the total permit numbers to 41 with a total value of more than $5 million. Twenty of the March permits were for singe-family residential permits, thanks to ongoing work in The Ridge subdivision at the south edge of Estevan.
*Second and third reading was given to a bylaw to allow a four-plex to be constructed in the 800 block of Valley Street. One neighbouring resident, Kendra Reid, objected for several reasons, citing concerns over parking, privacy, increased traffic, drainage, a nearby fire hydrant, and a blind corner at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Valley Street.
*Three readings were given to a bylaw that will prevent motorhomes, truck campers and other similar vehicles from being used as a dwelling unit or a primary temporary residence in the city. They can only be situated on a site for storage or temporary overnight accommodation for four days in a 30-day span.