Monday, June 23, 2014

City Council Preview, Monday, June 23, 2104

Council's final public meeting for June offers up a fairly short agenda of items for consideration.

Included during the evening session, a presentation from a number of representatives of Woodside Energy to update council on their plans for an LNG facility at Grassy Point.

As part of the evening's work, members of the public will have the opportunity to make comment on the City's 2013 Annual Report.

Council will receive a a pair of reports from City staff, with the Engineering Coordinator providing details of a stratification request for a property on 1st Avenue West, as well as reports from the Financial officer and Corporate Administrator.

A variety of zoning issues will be reviewed and Council will outline what Draft Resolutions they plan to take to UBCM in the fall.

The session wraps up with any items of note from the City's Councillors as well as the Mayor's Report.

Before they take to the Monday night session Council will once again take to behind closed doors, with  a Closed Session of Council to take place in the early evening.

The notice for the June 23rd version of the Closed Session provides for a topic which offers up little as to the nature up for discussion, but provides for an item which Council feels cannot be discussed in open session.

That the meeting be closed to the public under Section 90 of the Community Charter to consider items relating to one or more of the following: 

90.1 (e) 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. - Watson Island, Lot 444

When Council is finished with its Closed Session business, they will then reconvene at 7 PM for the Committee of the Whole session (see Agenda here) which features the opportunity for public participation with a question period in place for members of the public to ask questions of Council if they wish.

 Following the Committee of the Whole session, Council then convenes for their Regular session.

The full listing of Monday night's Agenda can be found here.

A guide to the night's content can be found below, the corresponding page number listed in red.

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

Monday is presentation night with a large delegation from Australia's Woodside Energy to provide Council with an update on their plans for an LNG Terminal facility at Grassy Point.

Following the presentation, Council moves on to one more look at their 2013 Annual Report, providing opportunity for the public to make comment on the document.

Council then addresses any unfinished business.

The next item on the night is a Report from the Engineering Coordinator who will outline the nature of an Encroachment agreement regarding a property at 1st Avenue East (page 10 of the Agenda)

The Engineering Coordinator will they offer up a Report on a request for the Stratification of Inn on the Harbour on 1st Avenue West, providing background on the request with the recommendation that the stratification request be approved (page 11 of the Agenda)

The Chief Financial Officer will provide a Report on the 2013 Annual Report, having heard public comment Council will be asked to either approve  the report or provide direction to staff regarding any amendments Council may have for it. (page 13 of the Agenda)

The Corporate Administrator will provide a report on a a Recommendation for a Committee Appointment, advising council of the need to appoint an alternate representative to the Municipal Insurance Association, to fill the position vacated by Councillor Rice when she resigned from Council (page 14 of Agenda)

Requests and then Correspondences for Action are next on the Agenda for Monday.

Any resolutions from Closed Meetings will then be reviewed.

Followed by a required attention to the Bylaws and Development Permits requests for the evening.

Application for Development for a Variance permit for a property on 8th Avenue East (page 15 of the Agenda)

Application for a Rezoning and Development Permit to allow a Multiple Family Development on Ambrose Avenue (page 24 of the Agenda)

Zoning Bylaw Amendment to Adjust the Downtown Development Permit Area Boundary (page 34 of the Agenda)

Any additional items for the night then will then be discussed.

One item posted to the Agenda is for a review of the City's proposals on UBCM Draft Resolutions that the city wishes to introduce at the fall gathering of municipalities (page 38 of the Agenda)

The evening then wraps up with Reports, Questions and inquiries from Members of Council, as well as the Mayor's Report, which is then followed by adjournment.

Council next meets in Regular public session on July 7th.

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 June 23rd session can be found here.

While our archive of all sessions of council this year is available here.

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