Monday, October 26, 2015

City Council Preview, Monday, October 26, 2015

The October workload for City Council comes to an end tonight, with the second of the month's Council session an evening which  also plays host to the Committee of the Whole meeting for the month.

For the most, part much as they did at the meeting earlier this month, Council will be reviewing a number of applications for Development Variations, as well as to receive a Report from the Chief Financial Officer and to put in motion the 2015 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw.

Council will also review a report from the Director of Operations regarding the awarding of the rehabilitation work on Third Avenue sidewalks to Rupert Wood'n Steel,  a five year project that will see all of the 3rd Avenue sidewalks replaced from McBride to 8th Street.

Council will also release information from a previous Closed meeting to announce that Broadwater Industries Ltd., has been awarded the contract to commence work on the Seal Cove Retaining Wall Project.

A report from the City's Chief Financial Officer will also be reviewed, that will provide details related to financial information from the August monthly Financial report. Council will also receive a request from the Special events society on the topic of the City's Civic Recognition Awards.

As well, Council will hold a discussion on the latest efforts from the Housing committee.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Regular Council Agenda for October 26, 2015

Monday is also a Committee of the Whole session, offering an opportunity for residents of the community to approach Council members with items of concern or to seek further information on any questions they may have,  the Agenda for the Session can be found here.

Prior to the Regular Council session, Council members will conduct a Closed Session at 4 PM, where they will hold discussions related to two topics that Council believes requires the exclusion of the public :

the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;


 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 -- Regarding an Application for a Development variation permit for a property on Prince Rupert Boulevard (see page 7 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the City Planner -- Regarding an Application for a Development variation permit for a property on Ambrose Avenue (see page 30 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the City Planner -- Regarding an Application for a Development variation permit for a property on 6th Avenue East  (see page 46 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Director of Operations -- Regarding the award of the Sidewalk Rehabilitation project (see page 62 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- August 2015 Monthly Financial Report  (see page 63of the Agenda Package)

Requests follow next in the night's timeline.

Followed by any late Correspondences for Action

Letter from the Prince Rupert Special Events Society -- Regarding the Civic Recognition Awards (see page 68)

Resolutions from Closed meetings and Resolutions from Closed Meetings

Announcement of the approval of the recommendation of the Director of Operations to wood the Seal Cove Retaining Wall Project to Broadwater Industries Ltd.

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

Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Regarding the Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw -- Council will review the details of the report and then discuss and consider the recommendation to Adopt the Permissive Property Tax Bylaw ( see page 69 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 October 26th session can be found here.

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

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