Legal pot dispensaries, sidewalk snow clearing and a possible underpass or overpass for the train tracks at Ring Road are all up for discussion at Regina’s city council meeting Monday night.
Council is expected to formally approve six retail permits allotted by the provincial government for legal marijuana stores in the city. As part of the motion, Mayor Michael Fougere has said he will ask the provincial government to share part of the revenue from legal pot sales with the city in order to make up for extra costs.
Two city councillors will ask for support for a motion proposing fines for homeowners who fail to clear sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall.
During the annual state of the city address, Regina’s mayor also brought up the idea of launching a feasibility study on building an overpass or underpass at the rail crossing on Ring Road near Winnipeg. The rail crossing has often caused traffic issues for drivers in the city and the issue was brought to the forefront after a semi crash damaged the signal lights at the tracks in early February.