Monday, July 7, 2014

City Council Preview, Monday, July 7, 2014

Council's first public meeting of July will have an early focus on LNG development, before the Six Council members and Mayor take to the regular business of the night.

Council will hear two presentations on the theme of LNG, one on the impact of development on the area of Lelu Island, the other an update of sorts on plans for a proposed LNG development along Tuck Inlet.

As well as part of the presentations to Council portion of the meeting, Council members will hear an update from the City Planner on Housing baseline indicators.

Along with those presentations Council will consider a number of reports followed by some work to be done on Bylaw items on the night.

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 7 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. - Mish-Aw Road,  Watson Island, Lot 444

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality - Insurance Claim

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

Included during the evening session  will be a presentation from Dr. Barb Faggetter, an Oceanographer and Biologist who will outline her findings on the Risks to Salmon when it comes to LNG in the Skeena Estuary.

Her presentation will be followed by a first look for the public at the prospect of LNG development from Imperial Oil, with Mr. Scott Pinhey providing  information on the West Coast LNG Opportunity for a site proposed for Tuck Inlet.

The presentations session for the evening however will start with an update from City Planner Zeno Krekic, who will provide council with some background on his Base Line Measurements as part of his Housing Indicator study.

Council then will address any unfinished business before moving on to their Reports and Recommendations section of the nights agenda.

Council will hear a report from the Engineering Department on the 17th Street Rehabilitation project (Page 13 of the Agenda)

The Chief Financial Officer will outline the background to the Gas Tax Agreement with the UBCM and its relation to the Community Works Fund (Page 14 of the Agenda)

Council with then hear Requests, attend to any Correspondences for Action and outline any resolutions that they can release from the Closed meetings.

Bylaws is next on the Agenda  with three for consideration on the night.

A Variance Permit for a property on Eight Avenue East (page 36 of the Agenda)

A Report from the City Planner to Allow Rezoning for a Multiple Family Development on Ambrose Avenue ( Page 46 of the Agenda )

A Report from the City Planner on a Zoning Bylaw to Amend and Adjust the Downtown Development Permit Area Boundary ( Page 56 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.

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 July 7th session can be found here.

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

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