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Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: March 14, 2022

Sidney, BC.;

Highlights from regular Council meetings provide a brief summary of some items of broad public interest. The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items. Please refer to www.sidney.ca for the full agenda, minutes, and webcast.

Council decides not to proceed with creation of fenced off-leash dog park in Resthaven Park

After reviewing public input, Council opted not to proceed with a proposal to create a fenced off-leash dog park in Resthaven Park. The proposal was put forward for public input in November 2021 to potentially meet a desire expressed during the Parks Master Planning process to develop an off-leash dog park on the east side of Sidney. Resthaven Park was considered after several other proposed east Sidney locations were explored and deemed to be unsuitable. The decision concludes efforts to develop an off-leash dog park on the east side of Sidney.

Staff Report Video (45:21)

Consultant selected to develop Active Transportation Plan for Sidney

Following a competitive bid process, the company Urban Systems was selected to develop an Active Transportation Plan for the Town of Sidney, including a detailed design of a North/South Cycling Corridor Design through the community. Both projects were identified in the Town’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. The consultant’s proposal falls within the total budgeted amount of $180,000 earmarked in the 2022 Budget, with $50,000 funded through the Province’s Active Transportation Network Planning Grant. The project will involve public engagement to begin in spring 2022. The targeted completion date for the Active Transportation Plan is March 2023, with the detailed design of the North/South Cycling Corridor to follow after the plan is adopted.

Staff Report Video (1:26:29)

Media Contact:

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith

250-656-1139, mayor@sidney.ca