Monday, June 13, 2016
City Council Preview, Monday, June 13, 2016
cancelling the planned Public Hearing set for tonight, a hearing that was related to the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw. A note added to the cancellation notice advises that the rescheduled date will be announced at a later date.
With that cancellation, the work load on the evening also gets shortened quite a bit, as the City tables for consideration until a date in the future the adoption of the City of Prince Rupert Impact Assessment Bylaw and the Adoption of the City of Prince Rupert Quality of Life Official Community Plan Amending Bylaw.
As well, the city will table first, second and third readings of the proposed Park Dedication Removal and Disposal bylaw, putting that process on hold in order to obtain required information.
With those procedural issues out of the way, the rest of the evening will feature a range of reports, resolutions from Closed meetings and Bylaw issues to consider.
The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Revised Agenda for the Regular Council Session for June 12, 2016, the Original version with active links to the various components can be viewed here.
Council will also host a session at 5 PM closed to the public, to address items related to:
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 Communications Manager on the 2015 Annual Report -- Council will receive an overview of the 2015 Annual Report and set a date of June 27th for a Public Meeting to allow for public comment on the document. (see page 10 of the Original Agenda)
Report from the City Planner for an Application for a Development Variance for a property on Ambrose Avenue -- Council will receive information related to the request for the variance and the recommendation to move it forward to the public notification process. (see page 72 of the Original Agenda)
Correspondences for Action
Resolutions from Closed meetings -- Council will release information from the May 9th Council session re-appointing Dale White, as wall as to appoint Heather Rose, Andrea Wilmot and Jagdev Uppal to the Prince Rupert Library Board.
In addition to the Library Board announcement, Council will release information from the May 30th Council session awarding the contract to build the 2016 Custom Pumper Truck for the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue Department to Rocky Mountain Phoenix (Rosenbauer) and approved the financing of the truck through the Municipal Financing Authority
Bylaws mark the next item of the Agenda on the night and makes for a short list of items to be addressed.
Report from the City Planner -- City of Prince Rupert Impact Assessment Bylaw, to establish Policies and Procedures for requiring development approval information (consideration of the bylaw to be tabled until after the rescheduling of the Public Hearing) (see page 83 of the Original Agenda)
Report from the City Planner -- Details of the Quality of Life - Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3394, 2016 - A Bylaw to Permit Impact Assessment (consideration of the bylaw to be tabled until after the rescheduling of the Public Hearing) (see page 86 of the Original Agenda)
Report from the Fire Chief -- Background on the Emergency Management Program Bylaw No. 3392, 2016 ( see page 88 of the Original Agenda )
Report from the Director of Recreation and Community Services -- A review of the Recreation Fees and Changes Amendment Bylaw ( see page 92 of the Original Agenda )
Report from the Director of Operations -- Background on the Building Amendment Bylaw ( see page 113 of the Original Agenda)
Report from the Corporate Administrator -- Proposed Park Dedication Removal and Disposal Bylaw-- (consideration of the bylaw to be tabled until after the required information has been obtained)
The evening then moves on to Additional Items from Council members, as well as Reports, Questions and Inquiries from Members of Council.
Council will also hear an update from the Mayor on the Housing Committee.
Councillor Thorkelson is scheduled to introduce a motion to Council seeking a resolution from Council to write the NEB and Federal Government asking them to reject the request for an extension to Enbridge Northern Gateway Project sunset clauses. At the same time Council will also be asked to include in that correspondence it's intention to inform the NEB and Federal Government of the City's support for a legislated ban on oil-tanker traffic through Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound in British Columbia ( see page 117 of Original Agenda )
The Live broadcast of the City Council session can be found here, a video archive of past sessions is available here.
Our archive of items related to the June 13th session can be found here.
While our archive of all sessions of 2016 for council is available here.