Monday, March 23, 2015

City Council Preview, Monday, March 23, 2015

The Final Council Session of March, offers up one more opportunity for the public to offer up some comment on the City's Budget plan for 2015.

With council holding a public comment period as part of tonight's Committee of the Whole session, one of a number of items on the Agenda for the evening ahead.

As well as that public comment opportunity, Council will receive a presentation from the Chief Financial Officer, who is to offer a Response to Public Inquiry.

Council will also receive a report from the City Planner regarding a proposed Amendment Bylaw for a section of Park Avenue, related to a potential housing development for the area.

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

Prior to the Regular Council Session, Council will then hold a Special Closed session of Council at 3:30 PM.

While not specific in nature, the City provided a short synopsis of the nature of the Monday evening plan of action, Closing the meeting under Section 90 of the Community Charter, considering the following items:

c -- labour relations or other employee relations;

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;

k -- negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, 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 March  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
A presentation from the Chief Financial Officer -- Regarding a Response to Public Inquiry.

Following that presentation, Council will then suspend the Regular Meeting and Convene a Committee of the Whole meeting.

Once that business has been completed, Council returns to the Regular Agenda for the night.

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed Reports and Recommendations, Requests and Correspondences for Action, as well as any Resolutions from previous Closed Meetings of Council.

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

With the City Planner providing a Report on an Application for a Proposed Amendment Bylaw and Zoning Amendment Bylaw for a section of Park Avenue.  (See pages 3 to 26 of the Agenda Package)

The evening then wraps up with Additional Items from Council members, as well as 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 March 23rd session can be found here.

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

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