Sunday, February 24, 2013

City Council Preview for February 25, 2013

The final regular February session of Council is set for Monday evening, starting with a Committee of the Whole night, which will provide an opportunity for the public to pose questions of the Mayor and Council prior to the night's regular City business.

Once the public participation phase is complete on the night, the regular agenda items will provide for a variety of discussion points for Council to consider.

Among some of the items of note from the Council Agenda for Monday night is the continuation of the process of presentations from local groups, with Council receiving a report on activities from the SPCA, The Special Events Society and AFFNO (L'Association des Francophones et Francophiles du Nord-Ouest), all providing information in relation to their Community Enhancement Grant requests.

Council will also review an application for a Development Variance on Bill Road, as well as receive a report on Derelict properties.

They will hear word of the upcoming North Central Local Government Association convention, with Council to discuss with the recommendation to approve a draft resolution.  The topic of which is to amend the Community Charter and Local Government Act so that a municipality's clear tittle to a property as a result of the operation of the Municipal Tax Sale Process cannot be disputed in a court of law or other tribunal.

The complete review of that particular item can be found on the City Council agenda (pages 24 and 25)

As well City Council will apparently receive the opportunity to discuss a topic that came up in passing at the last Council session of February 12th.

At that time as we outlined on the blog earlier this month, City Council reported that they had moved forward to provide funding for the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds show.

A topic of which was discussed in a closed session of council, a process that raised a few eyebrows in the community.

Council has the topic back on the agenda list for Monday, seeking formal approval this time around of the Community Enhancement grant of $7,000 to the Snowbird Organizing Committee. Offering up the chance for all councillors, including those absent from the last meeting, to weigh in on the discussion and share their thoughts on the topic in public session.

You can review their discussion points on the night from the Info to Council package (page 26)

The full City Council Agenda can be found here, (click on the items in Boxes on the right for more information)

The Info to Council package that all councillors receive can be viewed here.

Council will also feature another of their Special Sessions of Council, which are closed to the public, the short note on that particular item of the night's business can be found here.

Our archive for the February 25th session can be found here.

The Archive of Past City Council sessions can be viewed here.

You can view the City council session for February 25th from the live stream on the City Website.

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