Monday, January 14, 2019

City Council Preview: Monday, January 14, 2019

It's back to work for Prince Rupert City Council tonight, as Mayor Lee Brain and the six members of the Council host their first Regular public meeting for 2019, the first held since December 10th of last year.

As those that live in the community know it's been an eventful few weeks since the council membership last met, with the City put under a boil water notice on December 14th an official edict which remains in effect as Council members prepare to gather tonight.

The ongoing nature of the Boil Water Order has certainly roiled the political atmosphere in the city and could deliver a fairly interested crowd to this evenings session, one which the Mayor noted in a Facebook Post earlier this month would include a technical report from city staff members related to the ongoing issues that are facing the city's drinking water supply.

That particular report is not officially listed on tonight's Agenda, a document which is rather light on the work load for the first night back for 2019.

There are only two items of note listed on the Council task list for the evening, consisting of two presentations planned from City Staff.

One an application for a grant under the business facade program; while the other will detail the plans for an application for a grant for some infrastructure work at the Recreation Centre.

City Council members will also host their first behind Closed Doors meeting for the year,  with a Special Closed Session planned for 5PM, the Council membership citing one element of the Community Charter for the closed session.

(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.

You can review the Full Agenda Packages for the Regular Council Session from the City's website 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

Unfinished Business

Reports and Recommendations

Report from the Manager of Transportation and Economic Development: Re: NDIT Grant Application - Business Facade program 2019  -- Mr. Paul Venditelli will outline the nature of an application to the Northern Development Initiative Trust program for a grant of up to $20,000 for the Business Facade Improvement program. (see page 5 of the Agenda)

Report from the Director of Recreation and Community Services -- Re: Recreation and Culture Energy Efficiency and Risk Management Upgrades project --  Mr. David Geronazzo will outline what the Recreation and Community Services department has planned for infrastructure funding should the prove successful in an application to the Federal infrastructure program. (see page 6 of the Agenda)

Correspondences for Action 

Resolutions from Closed Meetings


The evening will come to an end with any Additional Items as well as 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 January 14th session can be found here

While our archive of all sessions for 2019 for Council is available here.

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

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