Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Final Approval on fee increases and review of Community Enhancement Grants on Council Agenda tonight

Prince Rupert City Council heads back into its second special session of the week tonight, as the City government looks to wrap up a bit of work before the Holiday season gets into full swing.

A review of the full agenda for tonight's meeting can be found here.

As part of their work tonight Council will look to give final approval to a pair of Fee Increases proposed to Council on Monday evening, as we outlined on the blog earlier this morning, Council moved forward the plan to increase Recreation Fees for Recreation programs and facility use for 2015.

As well, Council will have the opportunity to put in place new Landfill fees for Non residents for the year ahead.

A third motion from Monday, which would have seen Council approve an increase to the Airport Ferry crossing fees was tabled for further study.

Beyond the Fee Increase motions to be voted on, Council will also hear a number of updates from a range of organizations which make use of Community Enhancement Grants.

Scheduled to speak this evening include:

Mr. Paul Venditelli from the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation
Ms. Crystal Lorette, the General Manager of the Lester Centre for the Arts
Mr. Joe Zelwietro the Chief Librarian of the Prince Rupert Library
Mr. Scott Farwell, the Chairman of Tourism Prince Rupert
Ms. Susan Marsden, the Curator of the Museum of Northern B. C.

Following those presentations, Council will then review a report from Staff on the topic of the 2015 Community Enhancement Grant process.

You can review the listings of the Grant requests that Council will consider from the agenda from pages 3-5.

Council will also consider a report from the City's Chief Financial Officer on the theme of Service Provider Agreements for both the Special Events Society and the Lester Centre of the Arts.

A property on 7th Avenue West that has been damaged by fire will be under review as well tonight, with a recommendation from the Building Inspector that the house be declared a nuisance and ordered destroyed.

Those interested in following the developments of the night can watch Council sessions through the City's Video stream starting at 5 PM tonight.

For more items related to City Council developments see our archive page here.

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