Monday, October 28, 2013

City Council Preview for Monday, October 28, 2013

A rather light work load is once again on the agenda for Prince Rupert City Council, as their final meeting for October offers up only a few general housekeeping matters for discussion on Monday night.

However, Monday's work will start with another special session of Council, one closed to the public  a session set to discuss the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements to land.  As well, in closed session Council will review and discuss with municipal officials objectives, measures and progress on items leading up to the annual municipal report.

Once those items have been checked off the to do list, Council will reconvene at 7 PM for it's Public session, the full Agenda for which can be viewed here.

Following the usual adoption of agenda and past minutes, Council will receive any petitions and delegations and tackle any unfinished business.

They will receive reports from the Deputy Corporate Administrator regarding whether the city should provide comment or recommendations regarding a Liquor Licence modification for Java Dot Cup on 3rd Avenue West. That establishment is seeking to be allowed to host special theme nights. (particulars can be found on page 8 of the Agenda package)

Council will also receive a report from the Corporate Administrator regarding lease arrangements with the Prince Rupert curling Club. (Details on the lease and the recommendations can be found on page 30 of the Agenda package)

Council will receive correspondences asking for proclamations, asking that November 17-24 be declared Restorative Justice Week (A review can be examined on page 48 of the agenda),  as well as to declare Prince Rupert a Child Friendly City. (more background can be reviewed on page 50 of the agenda)

Council then moves on to Amendment Bylaws with the recommendation of approval to adopt the 2015 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 3335,2013. (The details on the bylaw are available on page 52 of the Agenda package)

Council then will introduce and give First, Second and Third reading to the Mayor and Council Indemnity Amendment Bylaw No. 3336, 2013 which would freeze the pay for Council and the Mayor  at 2012 levels for the year 2013. (More information on this bylaw can be found on page 54 of the Agenda)

Any additional items will then be up for review, followed by a report from the City manager.

The evening wraps up with Reports, Questions and Inquiries from Members of Council.

The next public session of Council will take place on November 12.

Our Archive of the October 28th session can be found here.

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