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Digging into the issues

Digging into the issues
Jason Kerr/Daily Herald Ward 2 Coun. Terra Lennox-Zepp speaks with some of the attendees during Thursday’s neighbourhood planning meeting at City Hall.

With another ward neighbourhood meeting in the books, city administrators are turning their attention to tackling some of the problems identified on Thursday, and in some cases it’s a complicated process.

That’s especially true for Ward 2, which held their first neighbourhood meeting of the year on Jan. 12 at City Hall. The ward is the largest and most diverse in the community, and while that has it’s benefits, it also brings some challenges

“You’ve got a real rural part north of the river, so that’s very much a different flavor,” city planning director John Guenther said. “It’s an not an urbanized area, it’s a rural area.”

Guenther said it’s good for city’s to have as much variety as possible, but fixing some of the ward’s concerns may take some time.

In particular, questions raised about the state of Little Red River Park will have to wait until November, which the city officially presents its Parks and Recreation Action Plan.

“We’ll have a committee or structure that’s reporting to council that will help implement (the plan),” Guenther explained. “That will happen later in the year. You don’t want to jump ahead of those things too quickly.”

For more on this story please see the Jan. 14 print or e-edition of the Daily Herald.