Monday, March 22, 2021

City Council Preview: Monday, March 22, 2021

City Council members host the second and final of the Regular City Council sessions for the month of March tonight,  a Zoom session set for a 7PM start.

The evening will begin with an opportunity for comment on the 2021 Budget Process, with the City's Financial Officer Ms. Corinne Bomben relaying for Council any comments and/or questions she has received to date as part of the city's email correspondence plan for consultation in 2021.

Planning themes will dominate much of the discussion tonight it appears, with six reports set to be delivered to Council by the city's contract planning firm iPlan.

Included on the list is a reveal of the proposed location for the Ecotrust led Urban Garden project, which has been listed as at 225/227 Second Avenue West, which is the site once used by Farwest Bus Lines many years ago, a stretch of downtown that has been vacant since they left.

The iPlan planners, will also share their findings on consultations in the community towards proposed Bylaw Amendments

Council will also receive a report from their Operations Manager as Richard Pucci seeks Council's permission to apply for funding towards a civic plan for an organically based wetland system to be used to treat the community's liquid waste 

With Public Orders in place towards Social Gathering, a note posted to the Agenda Page for tonight's session indicates the this evening's meeting once again will be a remote participation affair, with no members of the public allowed into the Chamber.

"In accordance with current Provincial Orders, scheduled Regular Council Meetings have moved to a remote format for public access. In the interests of public health and safety, at this time no one will be permitted into City Hall to view in the gallery, in order to ensure we can maintain physical distancing requirements. Staff and Council attendance is also limited, with most calling in via conference. Thank you for your understanding." -- An update on the process ahead for Council sessions from the Agenda Page for Prince Rupert City Council

Tonight features an opportunity for participation in a modified Committee of the Whole, with a presentation from a delegation from Ecotrust Canada among the items listed on the Agenda.

Those with an interest in tonight's council session can view the Live Feed from the City website, or on Cable Television from CityWest Cable Channel 10/310.



Adoption of Agenda and Past minutes -- The Mayor or Acting Mayor will review the agenda for the evening and Council will adopt the minutes of past meetings.

Petitions and Delegations

Opportunity for Comment on 2021 Budget -- Chief Financial Officer Corrine Bomben will review any comments that have been forwarded by email to the City related to the 2021 Budget process

Reports and Resolutions

Report from Planning --  A verbal report from iPlan Ltd related to a Temporary Use Proposal ... (details not listed)

Report from Planning --  A verbal report from iPlan Ltd related to a Development Variance Permit ... (details not listed)

Reports from Planning  -- Council will receive reports from planning related to two addresses in the community.

250 Parker Drive  (See page 7 of the Agenda)
608 6th Avenue East (See page 11 of the Agenda)

Report from Planning -- Council will receive a report from planning related to a Temporary Use Permit for property at 225/227 Second Avenue West, with the land across from 7-11 proposed by Ecotrust Canada for use as a Temporary Urban Garden in the community. (See page 15 of the Agenda)

Report from the Director of Operations -- Richard Pucci will provide council with a report towards seeking out grant funding for a proposed organically based wetland system to be used to treat the community's liquid waste. (See page 19 of the Agenda)


Report from Planning -- Re: Zoning Bylaw -- Council will review the findings from consultations hosted by the city and contract planners iPlan Ltd towards Zoning Bylaw Amendments (See page 20 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  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 21, 2021 session can be reviewed here .  

While our archive of all sessions for 2021 for Council is available here.   

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