Creighton council report: Community plan revisions pass

Councillors approved a set of changes to Creighton’s official community plan during the Sept. 11 town council meeting.

A public meeting was held before councillors discussed the measure. However, no members of the public turned up, leading to five minutes of casual conversation before the measures were confirmed. Later, once the regularly scheduled council meeting began, second and third and final readings were given to the changes.

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The changes include rezoning some portions of land in the community – seven of them, to be exact. Each of the seven locations are located on or near Creighton Avenue.

Three portions of land will be designated as for community service, along with two portions designated as land for recreation and parks, one as residential property and one for commercial purposes.

EDO

The three area communities’ Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC) will soon be without a regional economic development officer.

EDO Eve O’Leary tendered a letter of resignation to the REDC as part of the council meeting, informing councillors she intends to step down as of November 22.

“I appreciate the opportunities I have been given during my time with your company, as well as your professional guidance and support,” reads the letter.

It is unknown if the REDC or the Town of Creighton have begun the process of looking for a replacement for O’Leary.

Infrastructure

With summer turning to fall, construction projects in Creighton are beginning to wrap up.

Projects remaining under the purview of the town’s transportation, utility services and landfill committee include replacing a fire hydrant on Elander Avenue and digging down to replace a number of valves and hydrants at the Creighton trailer court.

The largest remaining project is the ongoing sidewalk replacement work along Creighton Avenue. Town administrative assistant Cindy Davis said work continued on the project, which is nearing its final stages.

“There’s going to be another small portion on the end of Creighton Avenue where they did the work for the [water and sewer] lines,” Davis said.

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