Monday, May 9, 2016

City Council Preview, Monday, May 9, 2016

Council members will be back in the Council chamber this evening for the first meeting for the month of May, with a fairly light agenda listed for the evening's work.

For some, tonight's session might offer up an opportunity to bring the public up to date on what discussions took place from the annual North Central Local Government Association meetings held in Dawson Creek last week.

Through his Facebook page, Mayor Lee Brain made note of the delegation that represented the city at the gathering which brings together municipal politicians and city staff to discuss shared issues of the North.

There's no indication on the agenda for tonight that an update will be offered up, but in the past attendance at such functions has resulted in a short snap shot of some of the highlights.

What is on the Agenda for tonight however is a look at the final Financial numbers for 2016, with the delivery of the 2015 Audited Financial Statements for the year.

That report offers another opportunity for council members to ask questions of city staff on behalf of the public to help make sense of the range of numbers and different categories and to highlight areas of particular interest or concern.

Council will also receive a correspondence for Action from Joanne Finlay, an Aboriginal Family Support Worker at Roosevelt Elementary and Pacific Coast School.

Two road closure recommendations make up part of Monday's to do list, it's also noted that the Mayor will provide for another Housing Committee update.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Agenda for the Regular Council Session for Monday, May 9, 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; and 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.

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 Chief Financial Officer -- Background and introduction of the 2015 Audited Financial Statements (see page 10 of the Agenda)

Correspondence For Action -- Letter from Joanne Finlay, Aboriginal Family Support Worker, Roosevelt Elementary and Pacific Coast School -- Regarding BC Poverty Reduction Plan  (see page 48 of the Agenda)

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 Director of Operations -- Outlining the details of a proposed road closure for a portion of Chamberlain Avenue (see page 51 of the Agenda)

Report from the Director of Operations -- Outlining the details of a proposed road closure in the Park Avenue and Five Corners area (see page 54 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 9th session can be found here.

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

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