Monday, May 30, 2016

City Council Preview, Monday, May 30, 2016

Council members return to their public duties after a three week absence from the scheduled meetings, with the end of May session the first public gathering for the city's elected officials since May 9th.

Tonight's session for the most part is a light one, with a single public presentation and a number of Bylaw items making up the bulk of the work schedule.

Opening up the evening's proceedings will be a Committee of the Whole Session, which offers residents of the community to raise issues of concern to the Council.

The Agenda for the Committee of the Whole portion of the evening can be found here.

The Regular Council session features a presentation from a pair of Terrace based Conservation Officers with some background on the issue of wolves in Prince Rupert the topic of the discussion.

Four blyaws will make up the bulk of the evenings work for Council as they look at issues related to the a review of a Policy to require Development Approval Information, a report on the Official Community Plan, Emergency Management Program and a road closure bylaw item for a stretch of road access near the Besner Block.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Agenda for the Regular Council Session for Monday, May 30, 2016.

Council will also host a session at 5 PM closed to the public, to address items related to:

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;  

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 --  Terrace based Conservation Officers Mr. Tracy Walbauer and Mr. Ryan Gordon will make a presentation on the topic of Wolves within the City of Prince Rupert.

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed by Reports and Recommendations and any Correspondence For Action

Resolutions from Closed Meetings

Bylaws mark the next item of the Agenda on the night and makes for a short list of items to be addressed.

Report from the City Planner -- Background on the Bylaw to Establish Policies and Procedures to Require Development Approval Information (see page 7 of the Agenda)

Report from the City Planner -- Details of the Quality of Life - Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3394, 2016 - A Bylaw to Permit Impact Assessment (see page 11 of the Agenda)

Report from the Fire Chief -- Background on the Emergency Management Program Bylaw No. 3392, 2016 ( see page 15 of the Agenda )

Report from the Director of Operations -- Background on the Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw No. 3391. 2016 for a portion of 3rd Avenue West at the Besner Block ( see page 21 of the Agenda)

The evening then moves on to Additional Items from Council members, as well as Reports, Questions and Inquiries from Members of Council.

Council will also hear an update from the Mayor on 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 items related to the May 30th session can be found here.

While our archive of all sessions of 2016  for council  is available here.

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