Monday, April 27, 2015

City Council Preview, Monday, April 27, 2015

Prince Rupert Council puts a wrap on April with a trio of public events for the final session of the month.

The evening starts with a  Public Hearing on the proposed zoning change for the old Baptist Church property on India Avenue, scheduled to be redeveloped into executive suite apartments. Following the opening presentation, 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, Council will host a session of the Committee of the Whole, which will feature three presentations on the evening.

See Committee of the Whole Agenda here

The first a presentation from Kathleen Palm, who leads a community group that is concerned about the state of public broadcasting in the region. She will outline her group's Goals and objectives, with a focus on their quest to have CBC broadcasting restored and maintained in the Prince Rupert region. (see page two of the Committee of the Whole Agenda)

The second presentation on the evening will come from Antonio Vera, who will offer some background on an event for May 8th from the BYU Living Legends Dance Company.

The final presentation for the Council of the Whole segment will come from Michelle Mintenko, the chair of the 205 Grad Parents Executive, she will be explain the Grad Parent's request for a grant in kind to offset the cost of the Civic Centre facility rental for this year's Grad Prom.
(see page three of the Committee of the Whole Agenda)

Following the presentations, any member of the public with comments or questions for Council will then have opportunity to make a statement or ask questions of City Council.

At the end of the public comment period, Council will then turn to its Regular Agenda for the evening.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Agenda Package for April 27.

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

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed by Reports and Recommendations

Requests and Correspondences for Action, follow next.

Resolutions from previous Closed Meetings of Council.

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

With the Public Hearing into the planned redevelopment on India Avenue complete, Council will move forward with three Bylaw requests related to that development. The first features a report from the City Planner regarding the application for the Zoning amendment.  ( See pages 24-45 of the Agenda package)

The second portion of that review will involve a Report from the City Planner Application for a Zoning Amendment and Variance Permit  for the property at 1433 India Avenue ( See pages 46-54 of the Agenda package)

The third and final part of the process for the India Avenue development is a Report from the City Planner related to the Application for Development Permit ( See pages 55-63 of the Agenda package)

Report from the City Planner on an Application for a Development Variation  Permit for Edward Avenue ( See page 64 )

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 27th session can be found here.

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

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