Monday, November 25, 2019

City Council Preview: Monday, November 25, 2019

With but two scheduled public meetings left on the calendar for 2019, Council's thoughts may soon be turning to Christmas cookies and seasonal cheer, rather than the recitation of bylaw changes and new projects coming near.

As they put the wrap on their November work, the length of the meeting tonight may be determined by how talkative their guests are: with a Public Hearing , presentation from the Golf Course Society and a public comment opportunity from the public all set for just before the regular council session gets underway.

The evening will start with the Public Hearing for proposed zoning change for a property on Pillsbury Avenue.

Next up will be the Committee of the Whole session and included in the Agenda for that segment of the evening's work is an update from the Lester Centre of the Arts, with Ross McNish of the Prince Rupert Golf Society set to deliver the review of things at the course.

The Committee of the Whole will also feature the regular opportunity for the public to ask questions or make inquiries of the members of Council.

The Full Committee of the Whole Agenda can be viewed here

The Agenda for the Regular Council Session makes for a fairly light document, with the City's Financial Officer to provide for a report on the Community Enhancement Grant process and the City Planner making note of a request for a Development variance permit for a property on Eighth Avenue East.

Council will also consider a request for Correspondence related to Crime Stoppers Month,

And with the Public Hearing on the Pillsbury Avenue property having been held earlier in the evening, Council will then consider third reading for the zoning change request.

The evening wraps up with Council Members offered the opportunity to raise in public forum,  any items of interest or concern that they may have.

Prior to the Regular Council session of Monday evening Council members will also host a Closed Door Session planned for 5PM,  the Council membership cites two elements of the Community Charter making for the necessity for the closed session.

(c) labour relations or other employee relations

(f) law enforcement, if the council considers the disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the conduct of an investigation under or enforcement of an enactment

The Closed session for this evening, marks the sixteenth Closed Session that has been scheduled/advertised so far in 2019.

You can review the Full Agenda Packages for the Regular Council Session from the City's Website here.


Introduction of the Public Hearing process related to a properties located on Pillsbury Avenue.

Council will hear a report on the topic from City Panner Zeno Krekic and then receive comments from the public if they wish to make them to the Council members.


Adoption of Agenda and Past minutes -- Mayor Brain will call the meeting to order and then will review the COW agenda for the evening and Council will adopt the minutes of past meetings.

Petitions and Delegations

Presentation from Mr. Ross McNish, Prince Rupert Golf Society, with an update on recent events and plans of the city's golf course.

Question Period from the Public

The Public can speak to any issue they wish.

Reports, Questions and Inquiries from members of City Council

Adjournment to reconvene to the regular Council Meeting



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 City Planner, related to an application for Development Variance Permit for a property on 8th Avenue East. (see page 7 of the Agenda)

Report from the Chief Financial Officer   -- Council will hear a report from Ms. Corinne Bomben that outlines the details of the Community Enhancement Grant process. (see page 18 of the Agenda)

Correspondences for Action 

Council has one correspondence to review on the evening.

That a request from  Mr. David Cook, Chairperson of Prince Rupert Crime Stoppers, asking for the city's support towards declaring the month of January 2020 as Crime Stoppers Month. (see Page 22 )

Resolutions from Closed meetings


Report from the City Planner: Re: Pillsbury Avenue

Council will hear a report from the City Planner related to a proposed rezoning amendment for a property located on Pillsbury Avenue. ( See Page 24 of the Agenda)

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 November 25th session can be found here.

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

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