Monday, May 8, 2017

City Council Preview: Monday, May 8 2017.

Reports and updates dominate much of the Prince Rupert City Council session for this evening, with a number of city departments putting together briefings for council members.

A second proposal for Seniors housing will make for some of the theme to this evening's City Council session, with the City Planner set to recommend that a proposal for the old Neptune Motor hotel from Macro properties move to the public hearing phase for review.

The Neptune proposal makes for the second Seniors housing initiative that council will have considered in the last two weeks, at the April 24th Council session, City council members reviewed the background to the proposed Elders/Seniors Village proposed for the city's east side by the Metlakatla Development corporation

Council will also receive a fairly extensive overview of the city's Community Energy and Emissions program, that report to be provided by the City's Manager for Community Development.

The City's Financial Officer will co-host a presentation with an accountant from Carlyle Shepherd and Company to present the city's financial statements for 2016. The City's Community Planner will also seek to move a request for a variance permit for a property on 5th Avenue East to the final consideration stage.

You can review the background documentation for tonight's Regular Session from the Agenda Package for May 8th available here.

Council also is holding a Closed Session at 5 PM. The meeting has been closed to the public as council plans to consider the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, with council considering that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality.

The Regular  Council session starts off for the evening with the adoption of agendas and minutes.

Following that requirement, the line up for the night looks as follows.

Petitions and Delegations 

Any Notes on Unfinished Business will follow that presentation.

Reports and Recommendations is next on the Agenda listings.

Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Steve Kietzmann, accountant from Carlyle Shepherd and Co. on the 2016 Audited Financial Statements  -- Council will receive the final overview of the Financial statements for 2016. (Page 12 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Community Planner -- Application for Development variance Permit for a property on 5th Avenue East -- Council will review the report and the recommendation to move the process to Final consideration.

Report from the Manager of Community Development -- Re: Update to the City of Prince Rupert Community Energy and Emissions plan (CEEP) -- The will hear some background to the city's plans for environmental sustainability and be asked to approve the update to the City's Community Energy and Emissions plan.

Correspondences for Action -- Any correspondences received by Council will be considered.

Resolutions from Closed Meetings  

Any resolutions to be released will be addressed at this time.

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

Council will receive a report from the City Planner related to the proposal to convert the Neptune Motel on Chamberlain Avenue to Housing for Seniors to be known as the Hill Top Lodge. -- The recommendation to Council is that Council provide second reading to two elements of the process and schedule a Public Hearing for June 12th, prior to the Regular Council Session that night.

The evening then moves on to Additional Items from Council members

The evening will come to an end with Reports, Questions and Inquiries from Members of Council.

Where Council members will 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 May 8th session can be found here.

While our archive of all sessions for 2017 for Council is available here.

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