Monday, June 27, 2016

City Council Preview for Monday, June 27, 2016

The last of the two a month Council meetings takes place tonight as Prince Rupert City Council prepares to slip into summer season mode and a calendar that features only one council meeting per month through July, August and September.

Tonight's public session offers up a chance to comment on the City's Annual Report which will also be up for formal adoption by Council this evening the Committee of the Whole session also provides residents a chance to ask questions or raise concerns that they may have to Council members.

The Regular Agenda features a number of items including the vote to approve the Annual Report and review a pair of variance permit requests for properties in the city, including a change in the required number of parking spaces for the proposed Wantage Road work camp site.

Council will also review a pair of Reports, one of some interest to the community will be a request from the School District and to approve and offer support for the installation of new equipment at Ecole Roosevelt Park.

Another item that should generate some interest is the review of a report that recommends the naming of the park land behind the old Westview site in dedication to Mr. Odd Eidsvik.

The remainder of the evening is left to consider two bylaw recommendations, one of which will put in place the new Fees and Charges recommendations for recreational services, as well Council will hear a report from the Mayor on the latest developments with the Housing Committee.

The full review of the evening ahead can be reviewed here from the Agenda for the Regular Council session for June 27th.

Monday's Committee of the Whole Agenda can also be found here.

Council will also host a session at 5 PM closed to the public, to address items 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 Communications Manager on the 2015 Annual Report -- Council will receive an overview of the 2015 Annual Report, with the public having been offered an opportunity for comment in the Committee of the Whole session, Council will then vote to approve the Annual Report (see page 10 of  the Agenda)

Report from the City Planner for an Application for a Development Variance for a property on Ambrose Avenue -- Council will receive information related to the request for the variance and the recommendation to move it forward to the public notification process. (see page 11 of the Agenda)

Report from the City Planner regarding an application for a Development Variance Permit from Horizon North -- Council will review information and consider the recommendation to move the process to the Public Notification process (see page 23 of the Agenda)

Report from the Director of Operations regarding an request from the School District related to the installation of New equipment at the Ecole Roosevelt Park -- Council will review the report and the recommendation to approve the School District request (see page 36 of the Agenda)

Report from the Corporate Administrator regarding the naming park land at the Westview School site in dedication of Mr. Odd Eidsvik -- Council will review a report that outlines the land under consideration to be named in honour of Mr. Eidsvik's contribution and commitment to the City of Prince Rupert (see page 38 of the Agenda)

Correspondences for Action and any 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 -- Background on the Building Amendment Bylaw with Council to vote on the recommendation that it adopt the bylaw ( see page 41 of the Agenda)

Report from the Director of Recreation and Community Services -- A review of the Recreation Fees and Changes Amendment Bylaw and consideration of the recommendation to adopt the new Fees and Charges amendment bylaw ( see page 43 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.

Council members will also offer up any items or concerns that they have for consideration on the night.

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 June 27th session can be found here.

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

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