Flood mitigation, Memorial Centre renaming on council agenda Monday

Red Deer city council will tackle a number of issues on Monday, including the possible renaming of the Memorial Centre and flood mitigation.

Red Deer city council will tackle a number of issues on Monday, including the possible renaming of the Memorial Centre and flood mitigation.

Council will hear a request to change the Memorial Centre’s name to the Memorial Arts Centre.

The Central Alberta Theatre is asking for the change to better reflect the use of the facility as an arts centre.

The Heritage Preservation Committee does not support the naming request. The facility was developed to be a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Second World War.

Administration recommends tabling the request for up to eight weeks to allow Community Services to consult with select veterans groups.

Last year, the city applied to three provincial flood mitigation grant programs. The details of the programs and submissions were not known before the 2014 capital and operating budgets were passed. As a result, the projects will be presented together instead of at separate meetings. The city filed applications for projects totalling about $69 million.

So far, the city has received $267,000 for a McKenzie Trail berm extension project, $400,000 for the wastewater treatment plant lagoon berm project and $414,239 for flood readiness supplies and equipment.

Administration will seek council’s approval for the proposed projects, supplies and equipment.

The city has received some funding for the projects and expects more after anticipated project screening and analysis.

Other items on the agenda include passing resolutions for the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and considering first reading of a land use bylaw that would developers to build small lot homes with front attached garages (R1G) city wide after a successful pilot project in Lancaster/Vanier East.

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