Monday, May 25, 2015

City Council Preview, Monday, May 25, 2015

The Final Council session for May  offers up an opportunity for public participation through the Committee of the Whole session prior to tonight's Regular Council Session.

That once a month opportunity to address concerns or ask questions Council members will provide for the start of the public portion of the Council night.

Once the Committee of the Whole session and public participation comes to an end, Council will settle in for a short agenda for the Regular Session.

Among the notes for the evening, a report on the Fraser Street Rehabilitation project, a request to borrow to pay for the new Fire Rescue Vehicle for the PRFD and the announcement of appointments to the Board of Directors for two local groups, the Prince Rupert Airport Authority and Tourism Prince Rupert.

Beyond those items, Council has little in the way of work indicated in such areas as Reports, Bylaws or petitions and delegations for tonight's session.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Agenda Package for May 25.

The Committee of the Whole agenda for tonight can be reviewed here.

And while the public session is fairly light in material, Council will once again also sit in a closed session this evening starting at 5 PM .

The session that is closed to the public will consider: negotiations and related discussion respecting the proposed provision of municipal services that are at 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

Below we'll highlight the different elements of this evenings work from the Regular session Agenda, 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

Report from the Engineering Coordinator on the Fraser Street Rehabilitation project -- With approval requested for the recommendations of the Engineering Coordinator and McElhanney Consulting Services and an awarding of a contract to Adventure Paving for Phase One of the Fraser Street Rehabilitation project (see page 14 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Chief Financial Office -- Authorization to Borrow $338,904.00 for Rescue Truck.  -- Authorization to borrow $338,904 from the Municipal Finance Authority for the purchase of a new Commercial Rescue Apparatus for the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department.  The repayment of the loan will be made over five years with no provisions for renewal (see page 16 of the Agenda Package)

Requests follow next.

With two Correspondences for Action listed:

A proclamation Request by the Community Response Network regarding World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ( See page 17 of the Agenda package)

A request for a letter of Support from the Friendship House of Prince Rupert -- The organization is seeking a letter of support in regard to their application to the Heart and Stroke Foundation for an onsite AED (PAD) Defibrillator (see page 19 of the Agenda package)

Resolutions from previous Closed Meetings of Council.

Two announcements from previously Closed Meetings

The City to Release the names of those members appointed to the Prince Rupert Airport Authority Board: They include,  Dave Smith, Michael Cote, Erminio Pucci, and Judy Fraser.  Each will serve a two year term on the Board.

The City to Release the names of those members appointed to the Tourism Prince Rupert Board of Directors: They include Scott Farwell and Jack Payne, each will serve a 2 year term on the Board.

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

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 May 25th session can be found here.

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

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