Monday, April 9, 2018

City Council Preview, Monday, April 9, 2018

Prince Rupert City Council comes together tonight 
with a fairly light Agenda for their first meeting of April 

Reports and Appointments make up the bulk of the work load for council members at tonight's Prince Rupert City Council session.

The Reports will deliver a look at an application for a variance permit for a property on 8th Avenue East, as well as details on the launch of a New Emergency Alert system and City Mobile Application feature for cellular and mobile devices.

The Finance Department will also ask for guidance and direction as part of the final bit of procedure for the Budget process.

As well appointments to the Board for the Port of Prince Rupert and the Lester Centre Society will be released as part of the council work on the night.

The final item on the agenda is the final reading for the city's revised development procedure bylaw.

Council Members will also meet in a Closed Session at 5PM, 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 range of Agendas for the Regular Council session, Committee of the Whole and Public Hearing for April 9th 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  

None listed at this time

Any Notes on Unfinished Business will follow that presentation.

Reports and Recommendations

Report from the Community Planner, related to an application for Development Variance Permit for 228 8th Avenue East (see page 11 of the Agenda)

Report from Communications Manger Veronika Stewart; Fire Chief Dave McKenzie and IT Manager Marko Kessler -- related to the launch of New Emergency Alert System and City Mobile Application. ( see page 23 of the Agenda)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer, related to the 2018 Budget and Direction from Council -- The City's CFO will seek the instruction of Council members on the 2018 Five year Financial Plan  Bylaw and 2018 Property Tax Bylaw ( see page 30 of Agenda)

Correspondences for Action follows

Letter from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada -- Council will consider a request to proclaim May 2018 as MS Awareness  Month in the City of Prince Rupert (see Page 35 of the Agenda)

Resolutions from Closed Meetings

Two Announcements from the March 26th Closed Council Session:

Appointment of John Farrell to a second, three year term to the Prince Rupert Port Authority Board of Directors.

Appointment of Ms. Alison O'Toole to a two year term on the Performing Arts Centre Society Board.


City of Prince Rupert Development Procedure Bylaw -- A review of the updated City of Prince Rupert Development Procedure Bylaw (See page 37 of the Agenda Package)

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 April 9th 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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