Monday, October 5, 2015

City Council Preview, Monday, October 5, 2015

With a week behind them used to recuperate from a busy September, Prince Rupert City Council returns to their regular Council session schedule tonight, with what would appear to be a fairly light workload for the evening ahead.

For the most part Council will be reviewing a pair of applications for Development Variations, as well as to receive a Report from the Chief Financial Officer and to put in motion the 2015 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw.

As well, Council will hold a discussion on the latest efforts from the Housing committee.

And while not on the agenda, if past years are an indication, those Council members that attended the UBCM gathering in Vancouver might be inclined to share some of their thoughts from their five days of discussions with other municipal leaders and those from the provincial government.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Regular Council Agenda for October 5, 2015

Prior to the Regular Council session, Council members will conduct a Closed Session at 5 PM, where they will hold discussions related to two topics that Council believes requires the exclusion of the public :

personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality;

the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;


 negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.

Below we'll highlight the different elements of this evenings work from the Regular session Agenda, for further background on each item, the page number from the Agenda is listed in red.

The Regular  Council session starts off with the adoption of agendas and minutes.

Petitions and Delegations

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed by Reports and Recommendations

Report from the City Planner -- Regarding an Application for a Development variation permit for a property on Prince Rupert Boulevard (see page 9 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the City Planner -- Regarding an Application for a Development variation permit for a property on Ambrose Avenue (see page 21 of the Agenda Package)

Requests follow next in the night's timeline.

Followed by any late Correspondences for Action

Resolutions from Closed meetings and Resolutions from Closed Meetings

Bylaws mark the next item of the Agenda on the night.

Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Regarding the Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw -- Council will review the details of the report and then discuss and consider the recommendation to Adopt the Permissive Property Tax Bylaw ( see page 34 of the Agenda Package)

The evening then wraps up with Additional Items from Council members, as well as Reports, Questions and inquiries from Members of Council.

On the latter theme, Council members have indicated that more discussion related to the City's Housing Committee will take place at this time.

The Live broadcast of the City Council session can be found here, a video archive of past sessions is available here.

Our Archive of the October 5th session can be found here.

While our archive of all sessions of 2015  for council  is available here.

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