Urban hens, Canada Games, borrowing bylaws on council agenda

Urban chickens living in Red Deer coops may be given a lifeline when city council considers extending the pilot project on Monday.

Urban chickens living in Red Deer coops may be given a lifeline when city council considers extending the pilot project on Monday.

The pilot, allowing up to six chickens but no roosters in backyards, was originally slated to wrap up on March 31.

But city administration wants to extend the end date until June 30. More time is needed to consult with the public.

A report on the pilot’s findings would come back to council on May 31. At this time, council will consider a possible bylaw or pilot extension.

Also on Monday, council will hear an update on the city’s bid to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

The bid committee recently submitted its technical package to the Canada Games Bid Evaluation Committee. Following the technical phase, communities vying for the games will enter the Bid Evaluation Phase of the process.

The short list of the bid cities in the running is expected to be announced sometime in February.

Red Deer lost its bid to host the games in 1995 to Grande Prairie.

Final bid proposals are due to the Canada Games Bid Evaluation Committee by the end of May. The winning community will be announced in September.

There will also be a report to council on the recent municipal election, including evaluations of the election process and recommendations.

Council will also consider seven borrowing bylaws for projects related to the North Highway Connector, the new Timberlands substation and transmission line, system-wide intelligent software and additional funding for the 53rd Avenue, north of Riverlands, sanitary trunk.

Two public meetings are scheduled, including one on the proposed rezoning to allow security suites at 7429 49th Avenue in north Red Deer and the proposed rezoning of Laredo to low density residential (R1) from agricultural district (AG) in northeast Lancaster/Vanier East.

Council meets at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall chambers every other Monday.


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