Monday, February 26, 2018

City Council Preview: Monday, February 26, 2018

Prince Rupert City Council comes together tonight for their final
meeting for February.

If the Agenda posted for this evening is any indication, Prince Rupert's Mayor and Council members won't be facing a very hectic workload on the night, that as the City's elected officials head into the fourth public Council meeting of the year, set for a 7 PM start.

Depending on how chatty the public gallery may be with the Committee of the Whole session, the line up for the night may not break the 42 minute mark that has been the benchmark so far, when it comes to wrapping up the city's business in public sessions.

Monday night features a pair of reports, one zoning amendment review from Community Planner and the other from the City's Financial Officer, who will speak on the schedule ahead for the 2018 Budget presentation, those two elements making up for the early portion of the night's workload.

Some Bylaw work related to the proposed Supportive Housing facility on 11th Avenue East is also to be reviewed, a segment that will bring the listed items for the evening to an end.

In addition to those notes, Councillor Cunningham will once again seek the approval of his partners on Council to develop a schedule for community presentations.

With invitations to be appear at Council to be offered to a number of taxpayer funded organizations, as well as a range of services provided to the City of Prince Rupert, including Police and Fire operations.

As mentioned, tonight is also a Committee of the Whole Night, which offers the opportunity for interested citizens to appear at the public forum to ask questions, or provide their comments of issues of concern to them.

Council Members will also meet in a Closed Session at 5 PM, with Council choosing to close the doors as they consider 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. 

The Agenda for the Regular Council session for February 26th can be accessed here.


Adoption of Agenda and Past minutes -- Mayor Brain will review the agenda for the evening and Council will adopt the minutes of past meetings.

Petitions and Delegations make for the first item of business on the evening, with none indicated for the Monday session to this time.

Any Notes on Unfinished Business will follow that presentation.

Reports and Recommendations is next on the Agenda listings.

Report from the Community Planner -- Council will receive a report related to a request for a variance permit for a property on 9th Avenue East.
Page 7 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Council will hear the background to the 2018 Budget Presentation and the timeline for consultation with the public on Budget themes.

Correspondences for Action follows

Resolutions from Closed Meetings makes for the next element should Council have anything to disclose.


Report from the City Planner  -- Council will review the Report related to a Zoning amendment for a special care residential zone at 333 11th Avenue East
( Page 19 of the Agenda Package)

Report from the City Planner -- Housing Agreement Bylaw -- Council will review the elements of the proposed Housing Agreement bylaw between the City of Prince Rupert and the proponents of the Supportive Housing facility on 11th Avenue East
(Page 39 of the Agenda)

The evening then moves on to Additional Items 

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

Council members can also take advantage of the period to offer up any items or concerns that they have for consideration on the night.

One item listed on the Agenda for that portion of the evening will be for Council to consider a recommendation fro Councillor Barry Cunningham to invite a range of taxpayer funded organizations as well as the RCMP and Fire Service to provide regular updates to Council as part of the Committee of the Whole process.
(See page 49 of the Agenda Package)

The Live broadcast of the City Council session can be found here, a video archive of past sessions is available here.

Our items of note related to the February 26th session can be found here.

While our archive of all sessions for 2018 for Council is available here.

To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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