Monday, February 23, 2015

City Council Preview, Monday, February 23, 2015

The Final Council Session of February will provide for the delivery of a number of reports to Council, with the Corporate Administrator to outline a proposed change of venue for March 9th for public consultation on Budget issues.

As well Council will review a report from the Economic Development Officer, who will outline the nature of a request for a letter of support from Fishernen's Hall.

Councillor Joy Thorkelson will also provide a report to Council, offering up further background and her Terms of Reference related to her proposal for two Council committees on issues related to Housing.

The remainder of the Council meeting will feature the usual listings of items from the Agenda for Regular Council sessions.

A late addition to the Council Agenda provided notice that Corinne Bomben, the City's Chief Financial Officer would make a presentation related to the 2015 Budget at the session.

Prior to the Regular Council Session, Council will then hold a Special Closed session of Council at 5 PM.

While not specific in nature, the City provided a short synopsis of the nature of the Tuesday evening plan of action: negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of  municipal service that are at their preliminary stages, an item which Council by using Section 90 of the Community Charter, believes could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.

You can review the notice of Special Meeting Closed to the Public here.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Agenda Package for February 23.

Below we'll highlight the different elements of this evenings work, for further background on each item, the page number from the Agenda is listed in red.

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

Petitions and Delegations
The City's Chief Financial Officer Corinne Bomben, will provide a presentation on the 2014 Budget (see report here)

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed Reports and Recommendations , which provides for a number of topics on the evening.

Report from the Corporate Administrator -  Re: Change of Location for the March 9th Council meeting  (see Page 8 of the Agenda)

Report from the Economic Development Officer - Re: Request for a Letter of Support from Fisherman's Hall, seeking funding for the Raise the Roof project ( See Page 9 of the Agenda)

Report from Councillor Joy Thorkelson - Re:  Terms of Reference for the Prince Rupert housing Committee (see page 14 of the Agenda)

Following those Reports Council then moves on to other business from the Agenda including:

Requests and Correspondences for Action, and Any resolutions from previous Closed Meetings of Council will then be provided.

Bylaws mark the next item of the Agenda on the night.

The evening then wraps up with and Additional Items from Council members, Reports, Questions and inquiries from Members of Council.

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 February 23rd session can be found here.

While our archive of all sessions of 2015  for the newly installed council  is available here.

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