Monday, June 11, 2018

City Council Preview: Monday, June 11, 2018

Prince Rupert City Council comes together tonight 
 for their first meeting of June

Public presentations and the release of the 2017 Statement of Financial Information make for the main focus of this evening's City Council session, with a few other items for the Agenda making for the business to attend to on the night.

What will most likely gain the most allotment of discussion time on the night will be a presentation from Mayor Brain and Ken Shaw, with both appearing in front of Council as "citizens of Prince Rupert" to provide a review of their  First Draft of a 2030 Sustainable City initiative.

Mr. Shaw, the current President of Transition Prince Rupert and Mr. Brain who was one of its founders will  outline the goals they have for their plan as well as the process of providing funding towards it and to start council and community engagement in it.

Council will also receive a number of reports from Administration, with the City Manager to deliver the annual report for the City, while the Chief Financial Officer provides the annual review of City Council salariescivic employee salaries and civic purchases from 2017.

Council will also hear background from the Recreation Department related to work to take place at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre.

As well Council members will review plans to change the licensing requirements for taxi drivers and vehicle for hire operators in the city, as well as to receive a report from the Chief Elections Officer related to the upcoming civic elections of the fall.

Members also have the opportunity to raise questions or concerns as part of the final stage of the Council meeting on the evening.

Council members will also meet in a Closed Session at 5 PM

Council has chosen to close the doors for the following criteria: 90.1 (k) 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, 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 -- Ken Shaw and Lee Brain, Citizens of Prince Rupert: Re 2030 Sustainable City Policy Objectives -- The pair will provide some background to their draft plan for the Sustainable City 2030 initiative, with Council to hear the recommendation to design a consultation process with staff, as well as associated budget cost, with approval to be decided at a future Council meeting. As well, they will hear a recommendation related council workshops and public engagement. (see page 8 of the Agenda)

Unfinished Business

Reports and Recommendations

Report from the Director of Recreation and Community Services: -- Re: Hydro Pool Replacement Project  (see page 38 of the Agenda)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Re: April 2018 Financial Variance Report (see page 39 of the Agenda)

Report from City Manager -- Annual Report, The City's annual compilation of achievement and overview of civic departments will be presented to Council (see page 44)

Report from the Chief Financial Office -- Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) -- Ms. Corinne Bomben will deliver the annual report on Council salaries, civic salaries and other spending related to services and goods provided to the City of Prince Rupert (see page 112)

Correspondences for Action follows

Resolutions from Closed Meeting

Bylaws and Additional items

Report from the Corporate Administrator -- Re: Vehicle for Hire Regulations Amendment Bylaw -- Council ill look to revise the regulation related to the taxi industry, extending the annual permit from an annual requirement, to a two years permit process   (see page 155 of the Agenda)

Report from the Chief Elections Officer -- Re: Elections Voting procedure and Automated Vote counting system authorization bylaw (see page 178 of the Agenda

Bylaws and 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 June 11th 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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