Monday, June 9, 2014

City Council Preview, Monday, June 9, 2014

Council's first public meeting for June offers up a fairly short agenda of items for consideration. Including a much anticipated appearance from a representative of Pinnacle Pellet, the company having responded to Council's request for an appearance in Council Chambers.

Council will receive a a pair of reports from City staff and consider a request for a letter of support for Seafest activities from Prince Rupert's Helijet.

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 9th 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.

That will be the second Closed Session in the last five days, the City website outlines that a Special Council Session took place on June 5th, seemingly to discuss issues on the same theme as this evening's Special session.

When Council is finished with its Closed Session business, they will then reconvene at 7 PM 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.

The Pinnacle Pellet presentation, marks one of the first items of business on the night, as Mr. Vaughn Bassett, the Senior Vice President of Sales and Logistics will provide Council with an update on the Pellet plant project on Prince Rupert's western waterfront.

In addition Mr. Bassett will address a variety of Public concerns, as well as what no doubt will be a few contributions from members of Council.

Council then turns its attention to Any Unfinished Business that Council may have.

With Reports and Recommendations next on the night's to do list.

The next item on the night is a Report from the City Manager who will recommend that the City's Engineering coordinator, Richard Pucci be appointed to the Mainland Solid Waste Management Committee (page 10 of the Agenda)

The Chief Financial Officer will provide a Report on the 2013 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI), one of the final steps in the City's financial reporting process for the year. (page 12 of the Agenda)

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

Council will consider a Request for a letter of support from the Prince Rupert base for  Helijet. Seeking Council's support for a public viewing and flyover performance at this year's Seafest celebrations. (page 28 of the Agenda)

Any resolutions from Closed Meetings will then be reviewed.

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

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

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 June 23.

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 9th session can be found here.

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

No comments:

Post a Comment