Monday, March 12, 2018

City Council Preview: Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Judging by the brevity of the official Agenda for tonight's Prince Rupert City Council session, unless the public arrives with a helpful list of questions for civic officials, the members of Council may bring in tonight's regular public session in record time.

While the Agenda lists the various segments related to this evening's work, other than the Budget discussion notes, there are no actual items listed as up for discussion, something which could see Mayor Lee Brain reading out the opening notes and then asking for closing comments from council members almost all in the same breath.

The time to watch for  from Council when it comes to wrapping up work quickly, is the eighteen minute mark from the January 15th session,

One item that is noted for discussion on the night, is a review of the City's proposed 2018 Budget and the opportunity for the Public to provide comments related to Chief Financial Officer Corinne Bomben's financial plan for the year.

That public comment period will come at the beginning of tonight's session which starts at 7PM.

Council Members will also meet in a Closed Session at 5 PM, with Council choosing to close the doors for the following criteria: 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.

The Agenda for the Regular Council session for March 12 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 Corinne Bomben, the City's Chief Financial Officer to provide a short overview of the City's proposed 2018 Budget, with opportunity for the public to then provide observations and comments related to the budget plans.

Any Notes on Unfinished Business will follow that presentation.

Reports and Recommendations is next on the Agenda listings, with none indicated on the night.

Correspondences for Action follows

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


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.

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 March 12th 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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