Tuesday, September 1, 2015

City Council Preview, Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Prince Rupert City Council returns to the Council chamber this evening, with the first regular session for September as Council returns to the more familiar schedule with the summer season now behind us.

A fairly light agenda for the most part greets the Council members to ease them into their fall routines, with a number of Variation Permits, Bylaw requests and Reports to address through the evening.

The prospect for lengthy conversation however does exist, as Council will once again wade into the issue of Housing Committee matters, a topic which has delivered some spirited debate of late.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Regular Council Agenda for September 1, 2015

Prior to the Regular Council session, Council members will conduct a Closed Session at 5 PM, where they will hold discussions related to: negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service 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 Regular  Council session starts off with the 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 City Planner -- A Development Variation Permit for a property on Piggot Place heads towards final consideration  (see page 13 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the City Planner -- Application for a Development Variance Permit for a property on Atlin Avenue --  Council will consider the recommendation to send the Permit to Public Notification ( see page 28 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer --  Monthly Financial Report for July -- Council will receive the report for information purposes  (see page 45 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Regarding Permissive Property Tax Exemption Consideration -- Council will consider a report to direct to staff at to the rates and term of the next permissive property tax exemption bylaw ( see page 51 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Corporate Administrator -- Regarding Cities fit for Children Provincial Summit Cost -- Council will receive the report for information purposes and consider the recommendation to authorize the Mayor and interested Councillors to attend the Cities Fit for Children Summit in Vernon on November 12 and 13 ( see page 55 of Agenda package)

Requests follow next in the night's timeline.

Followed by any late Correspondences for Action

Resolutions from Closed meetings

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

Report from the City Planner -- Regarding a Proposal to Use a Portion of the Masonic Lodge at 180 -6th Avenue for storage -- Council will consider the recommendation to give second reading to the Bylaw amendment and schedule a Public hearing prior to the next Council session on September 14th (see page 64 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.

On the latter theme, Council members have indicated that more discussion related to the City's Housing Committee will take place at this time.

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 September 1st session can be found here.

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

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