Council passed on first reading a bylaw to rezone the portion of Main Street from the former Co-op building down to Super K from Residential single family dwelling to Central Commercial Zone. Mayor Cal Huntley noted this does not change things for residential buildings already in that area but opens up opportunities for business properties to be developed in the area should the opportunity arise.
Council accepted the Fire Chiefs report for October indicating five incidents during the month. Fire Chief Jason Kuras reported there were two structure fires, a shed on Bellevue and garage on Terrace with damage at each estimated to be five thousand dollars, a hydro pole fire on Dadson Row, a false alarm and a smoke alarm set off by cooking. Fire fighters received training in working with energized electrical lines, air bag operations and vehicle stabilization and vehicle extrication scenarios.
Mayor and Council representatives will be attending the Association of Manitoba Municipalities annual meeting next week in Brandon. Mayor Huntley noted they meet with other Councils in the province but also get to meet with government ministers to discuss issues they want brought to the provinces attention.