Tuesday, May 23, 2017

City Council Preview: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Prince Rupert City Council moved up their regularly scheduled meeting of the 29th to tonight, the agenda for the evening offering up a short list of items to be considered for the last regularly scheduled meeting of the month.

When Council members gather this evening at 7 PM, they'll be reviewing a request for a letter of support for a trail project, hear some short notes on a pair of financial items from the Finance Department and consider a pair of proclamation requests.

They will look to address the final stages of a disposition of some land off of Graham Avenue and Councillor Mirau will also present his motion for consideration related to the nature of Council's Closed meetings process.

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

As it is also a Committee of the Whole night, and the public will have opportunity to ask questions of Council members at Tuesday's session.

Council will also host a Closed Session starting at 6 PM.

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 

Mr. Steve Millum, Vice-President, Kaien Island Enhancement and Recreation Society - Update on the McClymont Park Trail Upgrade project -- Seeking a a letter of Support for funding applications. (Page 10 of the Agenda Package)

Any Notes on Unfinished Business will follow that presentation.

Reports and Recommendations is next on the Agenda listings.

Report from the Chief Financial Officer  -- Ms. Corinne Bomben the City's CFO will provide the Financial Variance Report for April  (Page 11 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Ms. Bomben will also provide some background to a Service Provider Agreement between the City of Prince Rupert and Tourism Prince Rupert for the purpose of Liability Insurance Coverage by the Municipal Insurance Association (page 16 of the Agenda Package)

Correspondences for Action

Council will consider two requests for a letter of support from North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society seeking two proclamation request.

One to Declare June 1st as International Day in the City of Prince Rupert, the second to proclaim June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the City of Prince Rupert  (Pages 20 and 21 of the Agenda)

Resolutions from Closed Meetings,

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

Council will receive a report from the Corporate Administrator  regarding the Park Dedication and Removal and Disposal Bylaw for an area off of Graham Avenue. The bylaw is required to all for the disposition of the subject lands. (Page 22 of the Agenda Package)

The evening then moves on to Additional Items 

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

Councillor Mirau will introduce a topic for further discussion, allowing Council members to weigh in his motion that would direct Staff to develop an In Camera communications policy, incorporating the recommendations from the Ombudsperson's best practices guide: (see the Agenda package for the full listing of those elements under review)

Council members can also take advantage of the period to 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 23 session can be found here.

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

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