The Final Council session for May arrives tonight, with a wide range of items of note ahead of the city's elected officials, among them a 6 PM Public Hearing where those who may have comments or observations on the proposed Distillery for Fraser Street will have a chance to have their say with Council.
The Regular Council session features a report on the City's response to community concerns over cannabis grows in the downtown area and other parts of the city, as well Council members will receive a report towards submitting the city's rebranding work for a potential UBCM award.
A variance for a downtown window front and then consideration of the results of the Public Hearing for the Fraser Street business proposal will make for the wrap on the session.
It being a Committee of the Whole night, Council will also receive a presentation from Susan Crowley of the Prince Rupert Hospice Society.
An advisory at the top of the Council Agenda Page notes of the return of proceedings to the Council Chambers and offers up guidance for the public on how they can participate with the civic process.
Tonight's Council session starts at 7PM and can viewed by way of the Live Feed from the City Website, or on Cable Television from CityWest Cable Channel 10/310.
The session is normally posted to the City's YouTube archive within 24 hours of the session concluding.
Council will also host a Special Council Session
The 5:00 PM meeting is closed to public for the elements of the Community Charter cited below:
The acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interest of the municipality;
the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
That meeting tonight marks the Tenth Closed Session hosted this year by Council to date.
The outline of Council's work ahead for the evening can be reviewed below:
REGULAR SESSION OF CITY COUNCIL
Adoption of Agenda and Past minutes -- The Mayor will review the agenda for the evening and Council will adopt the minutes of past meetings.
Reports and Resolutions
Report from Communications Re: Application to UBCM Awards for Branding project -- Council will receive a report from the Communications Office that outlines the plan to submit the City's Municipal branding program for consideration as part of the UBCM Awards process. (see page 8 of the Agenda package)
Report from Planning -- Re: DVP 22-12 -- Council will receive a report from Planning related to a proposal for window signs for a property at 255-257 Third Avenue West (see page 10 of the Agenda package)
Report from the Corporate Administrator - Re: Cannabis Regulation -- Council will receive a report from the Corporate Administrator related to the research and preparation of bylaws to regulate, prohibit or impose requirements on controlled substances and to lobby the Federal government to address the issue of regulation through Federal legislation (see page 17 of the Agenda package)
City of Prince Rupert Zoning Amendment By-law 3492-2022 -- Having held a Public Hearing earlier in the evening, Council will consider a proposed amendment for the zoning of a property on Fraser Street to allow for a Distillery and Tasting room (see page 20 of the Agenda package)
The evening will come to an end with any Additional Items as well as Reports, Questions and Inquiries from Members of Council.
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 May 30th session can be reviewed here.
While our archive of all sessions for 2022 for Council is available here.