Monday, July 28, 2014

City Council Preview, Monday, July 28, 2014

The dog days of summer City Council style, with a lengthy break of July now coming to an end, Council sits in session Monday night with mostly a housekeeping agenda on the evening.

Council opens the 7 PM hour with a pair of Public Hearings on zoning issues, the background of which you can find from our blog item of last week.

This being the last meeting of the month, Council will also hold a Committee of the Whole session, which offers up the opportunity for residents to ask any questions of Council regarding issues of concern.

Reports make up the bulk of the Regular Agenda, with the Financial Report for June, notice of Civic Recognition Awards, as well as Reports on Atlin Pay Parking and Landfill concerns providing for the bulk of the review.

The night will also feature another presentation from City Planner Zeno Krekic, this one on the Land Base indicator inventory.

Bylaws and Development permits will also find space on the nights agenda.

The evening wraps up with any additional items of concern from Council members and 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 July 28 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 Council hereby declares that the meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014 is to be closed to the public and that the basis of that closure is that the item(s) on the agenda of this meeting comply with the following closed meeting criteria specified in Section 90 of the Community Charter: 

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. - Sale and/or Leasing of City property.

When Council is finished with its Closed Session business, they will then reconvene at 7 PM for the Public Hearing Session (see here) , followed by the Committee of the Whole Council session (see Agenda here).

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

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

The session starts off with the regular adoption of agendas and minutes. Followed by Mr. Krekic's presentation on the Land Base Indicator Survey.

Council will hear a report from the Chief Financial Officer with the Monthly Financial Report for June (Page 10 of the Agenda)

The Corporate Administrator will then offer up some background on the Civic Recognition Awards, with the nomination period set for August (Page 16 of the Agenda)

The Engineering Department will provide a report on the topic of the Atlin Parking Lot, with the recommendation that Council remove the Pay Parking aspect of the lot and reinstate the 2 hour parking limit to the area.  (Page 26 of the Agenda)

The Engineering Department provides a second report for the evening, this one on the issues surrounding the Landfill Development, with a recommendation to council to approve an overage payment on the current Landfill Development Contract. (Page 28 of the Agenda)

The Landfill area also is the focus of a third presentation from the Engineering Department, with a report on the future of the Landfill site and a recommendation of approval to utilize 1.5 million dollars out of the Gas Tax Fund to go towards future Landfill Development (Page 30 of the Agenda)

Requests, Correspondences for Action and any resolutions to be made public from the Closed sessions of Council will be addressed next.

Followed by a trio of Bylaws for consideration on the night.

A Report from the City Planner regarding Rezoning to Allow A multiple Family Development on Ambrose Avenue  (page 37 of the Agenda)

A Report from the City Planner on a Zoning Bylaw to Amend and Adjust the Downtown Development Permit Area Boundary ( Page 48 of the Agenda)

And a Report from the City Planner regarding an application for a Development Variance Permit for a residence on 8th Avenue West (Page 52 of the Agenda)

Any Additional Items from Council Members is next on the night

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.

Following tonight's session Council takes another three weeks away from the grind of municipal governance, next meeting in Regular public session on August 18th.

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 July 28th session can be found here.

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

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