Monday, April 13, 2015

City Council Preview Monday, April 13, 2015

The first Regular Council session for April  provides for a lengthy list of items for review on the evening, as Council looks over a number of development related issues, as well as a range of Bylaw considerations.

The evening starts with a  Public Hearing on the proposed zoning change for the old Canadian Freightways property, the Hearing will review the relocation plans from Quickload Terminals and what they have in mind for the property in question. The public will then have time to offer comment if they wish, regarding the change and any impact it may have on them.

Following that session, Housing will be the topic as the Regular Council session is scheduled to start with a Presentation from Mr. Geoff Greenwell, the CEO of the 2G Group of companies, who will provide background on the status of the India Avenue Bethel Baptist Church housing development proposal.

Council will also receive a report from City Staff  regarding Rushbrook Parking and other related issues to that area.

The City will consider a Request for a letter of support from the Port Authority regarding the BC Hydro Shore Power Rate for Fairview Container Terminal.

Council will review a pair of resolutions from Closed Meetings regarding the Lester Centre of the Arts and the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre.

While the Bylaws portion of the evening will be taken up by eleven different items on a range of topics. Included in the review of Bylaws, Reports on a number of zoning issues, road closure notices and items related to adoption of the bylaws related to the Five Year Financial Plan, Property Tax Bylaw and Statutory Reserve Fund.

Prior to the Regular Council Session, Council will then hold a Special Closed session of Council at 5:00 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:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality;

(c) labour relations or other employee relations.

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 April 13.

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 Mr. Geoff Greenwell, CEO 2G Group of Companies -- A review of the plans for development of the property the Bethel Baptist Church on India Avenue, with the new development to be known as the Mountain View Executive Suites  (see page 11 of the Agenda)

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed by Reports and Recommendations

Council will receive a report from the Assistant Operations Manager of Public Works who will provide a review of the Rushbrook Parking situation and outline the city's plan for upcoming work at that site ( see pages 12 -14 of the Agenda )

Requests and Correspondences for Action, follow next.

With the city receiving a request for a Letter of Support from the Prince Rupert Port Authority, with the Port looking for the city's support regarding a BC Hydro Shore Power Rate for the Fairview Container Terminal (see pages 15-16 of the Agenda)

Resolutions from previous Closed Meetings of Council.

Council will consider two resolutions from Closed meetings, included are:

A Board appointment to the Lester Centre for the Performing Arts -- the appointment of Alexander Hembroff to the Performing Arts Centre Society’s Board for a 2-year term.

A contract award to Eby and Sons Contracting for a re-roofing project at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre

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

With the City Planner providing a Report on an Application for a Development Permit for 1620 Prince Rupert Boulevard.  ( See pages 17 -57 of the Agenda package)

A Report from the City Planner Application for a Zoning Amendment and Variance Permit  for a property at 1433 India Avenue ( See pages 58-100 of the Agenda package)

Report from the City Planner on an Application for a Development Variation  Permit for Edward Avenue ( See pages 101-126)

Report from the Engineering Coordinator Regarding a Road Closure at Annunciation School (See Pages 127-130 of the Agenda)

Report from the Corporate Administrator regarding the Kaien Road closure bylaw ( See Pages 131-137 of the Agenda)

Report from the Corporate Administrator regarding the Cow Bay/Atlin Uplands Road Closure Bylaw (See pages 138 - 142 of the Agenda)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer regarding the Bylaw for the 2015 5 year Financial Plan ( See Pages 143 - 155 of the Agenda)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer regarding the 2015 Property Tax Bylaw ( See Pages 156 - 159)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer Regarding an Amendment to the Statutory Reserve Fund
(See Pages 160 - 164 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 April 13th session can be found here.

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

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