Cannabis zoning is set to be a topic of discussing at tonight’s public hearing at City Hall. Some of the amendments to Zoning Bylaw Number 8770 by city administration is to introduce and define two new land uses, cannabis retail store and cannabis production facility, to prohibit cannabis related activities from being a home based business and establishing a minimum separation distance of 160 meters with the exception of the Broadway District where the distance will be 60 meters between cannabis retail stores and schools, parks, public libraries and child care centres. If the Broadway District was to be enforced by the 160 meter distance, the area wouldn’t be able to be able to be home to any cannabis related shops given the proximity to nearby schools in the area. Tonight’s public hearing begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
City Councillors are set to discuss a proposal from the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival in regards to fundraising and constructing a permanent venue theatre at it’s current location. Shakespeare is proposing that a permanent concrete base for the stage built as well as two permanent pavilions, one for dressing rooms and the other for a gift shop and box office. The planning, development and community services committee in it’s report to city council is recommending council approve the proposal and that a city solicitor prepare an MOU between the city and Shakespeare based on details discussed at the previous committee meeting. Today’s meeting gets underway at 1 p.m. at City Hall.
The memorial for victims of impaired driving to be placed in the north lawn area of City Hall is set to be voted on at today’s regular council meeting. Earlier this month the committee on planning, development and community services voted in favour of building the memorial that will hold engraved names of all those killed by impaired drivers in Saskatchewan. Today’s council meeting begins a 1 p.m. at City Hall.