Council to Dive Into Four Seasons Pool Issue
This evening Council will be asked to receive a report on the facility which lays out three options:
- Replacement of Four Seasons Leisure Pool (Est. Capital cost 33M)
- Replacement of Four Seasons Leisure Pool (Option 1) and Repair and Additions to Aquatic Centre (Est. Capital cost 63M)
- Leave Four Seasons Leisure Pool as-is and large expansion to Aquatic Centre (Est. Capital cost 37M)
In its report to Council, Administration is calling on Council to approve option one with the proposed replacement to be located within the downtown.
The approval at this stage would still need to be finalized when Administration presents its 2017-2021 Capital plan for consideration, That presentation is set for the February 1st Budget meeting.
Also on the agenda for this evening’s regular meeting of Council is a proposed sports tourism strategy. Sport tourism has proven to be an economic boost and the request calls for annual funding of $50 thousand dollars ( from the Major Events Reserve funds).
Bylaw Services will be presenting a report to Council, calling for approval to change the current animal control bylaw . The change would change the focus from targeting certain breeds of dogs, to focusing on responsible pet ownership for those who own dogs and cats. According to the report, labeling certain breeds of dogs as “dangerous” has had little effect in protecting residents, that the identified “dangerous” dogs were respondible for about one in four reported dog bite incidents.
Council will be asked to deny an application to make a change to the zoning for a property on Preston Road from residential to “commercial conversion”. The applicant is currently operating a business under a Temporary Use Permit to provide behavioural counseling and life skills training for children with developmental disabilities . That temporary use permit will expire on February 1st of this year.