Brandon City Council will hear a presentation from a committee working to re-establish a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Full status has been attained and a build is planned for June 2014. Members of the steering committee will be introduced to council.
Also on the agenda is a motion to be put forward by Coun. Murray Blight (Victoria) regarding rail safety concerns. The motion is asking council to support the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ efforts and initiatives to address rail safety issues.
Coun. Stephen Montague (Richmond) will bring forward a motion that the City of Brandon request reimbursement of the bid application fee for the 2017 Canada Summer Games from the Province of Manitoba.
Roughly $250,000 was spent on Brandon’s bid preparation, travelling to the games in Halifax, as well as engineering and consulting reports. In January, the city’s bid for the Games was rejected.
Back in March, Mayor Shari Decter Hirst said the city was in contact with the provincial government in an effort to be reimbursed.
A bylaw to provide financial assistance to the Keystone Centre for capital improvements will also be read a third and final time. A bylaw to close and convey the remaining portion of Seventh Street located south of Princess Avenue and north of Lorne Avenue will be read a first time.
City council meets on Monday at city hall at 7:30 p.m.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 5, 2013