Monday, June 22, 2015

City Council Preview, Monday, June 22, 2015

The final regularly scheduled meeting for June provides for a busy night for Prince Rupert City Council, beyond the normal agenda items of the Regular Session, Council will host a Committee of the Whole Session, which will offer up the opportunity for public questions of Council on any issue of concern to residents of the city.

As well, Monday provides for a number of Public Hearing items to be explored related to a pair of proposed zoning issues.

The fairly busy Monday evening listings follow a Special Closed Session of Council from 5 PM earlier in the evening.

The session that is closed to the public will consider two items:

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

And 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

Among some of the topics up for discussion on the Main Agenda of the Public Session, a pair of reports from the City's Financial Officer, a presentation from the proponents of a proposed development on Bill Murray Drive, as well Council will consider three zoning requests.

The evening will wrap up with a short review of of the latest work of the Housing Committee

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Regular Council Agenda Package for June 22

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 evening will start off with the Public Hearings for the evening, which will address the two zoning issues.

The first consideration of a zoning amendment related to the request for office Space at the Transition House, while the second will seek an amendment to the Quality of Life Official Community plan related to a proposed development on Park Avenue.

You can review those items from the Public Hearing Agenda package for this evening's meeting.

The Committee of the Whole portion of the evening follows the Public Hearing, in addition to the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of City Council, Judy Riddell of the Prince Rupert Hospice Society will make a presentation to Council.

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

Petitions and Delegations

Council will receive a presentation from proponents of a Development proposed for Bill Murray Drive. In attendance for the presentation will be Jeremy Towning, Vice-President and Franz Gehriger, CEO Swiss Real Group Canada, Frank and Cynthia Pyde, Owners/Partners in the Development and consultant Erminio Pucci.

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed by Reports and Recommendations

Report from the Chief Financial Officers -- Council will be asked to approve by resolution the 2014 Statement of Financial Information, that document provides a breakdown on the salary and expenses of Council members, a review of City staff and employee salaries above the 75,000 dollar a year mark and review of Civic Expenses and payments for 2014.   (see page 8 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer  -- Council will receive the Report and then be asked to approve the 2014 Annual Report, a copy of the Report is available for public review through the Agenda for the meeting (see page 25 of the Agenda Package)

It will also soon be added to the list of the past Annual Reports from the City Website, when it is posted there you can find it here.

Among some of the items for review, biographies of Council Members, a Message from the Mayor and a scorecard from the City Manager outlining the status of their 2014 objectives and a look at what Council has for Objectives for 2015.

Requests follow next.

Followed by Any late Correspondences for Action

Should there be any resolutions from pervious Closed meetings to announce they will then be outlined.

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

Report from the City Planner -- Regarding Proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3372 to Allow Office Space in all Multiple Family Residential Zones, Specifically for Non-Market and Non-Profit Facilities. (see page 96 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the City Planner -- Regarding Application to Amend the Quality of Life Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw at Park Avenue (see page 97 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the City Planner--  Regarding a Proposed Zoning Amendment to allow for an "Impoundment Yard in Light Industrial Zones   (See page 101 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.

One item scheduled for that portion of the Council session will feature a review of the recent developments with the Housing Committee.

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 June  22nd session can be found here.

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

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