It is not budget season at Regina city hall just yet, but you wouldn't know it based on Monday night's city council meeting. Councilors spent the evening debating a long list of spending items.

Council approved a $37 million proposal to purchase the old Saskatchewan Transportation Company bus depot and renovate it and the current Regina police headquarters.

The much debated Glockenspiel will also make a return to Regina. Council voted in favour of $350,000 to restore it.

Another big ticket item that was approved was a $45 million upgrade to the electrical system at the Buffalo Pound water treatment plant. The plant currently does not have backup generators. Staff says when the power goes out, the plant stops producing water.

The U-Pass program will soon be expanded in Regina. Currently, students at the University of Regina have access to the program, which gives all students a transit pass as part of their tuition. The program will soon be expanded to the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology.

Council also voted in favour of spending $50,000 in an attempt to bring the National Volleyball Championships to Regina.