Council Corner Update - December 4th and 11th Meetings

December 12, 2017

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Update from Council Meetings — December 4th + 11th

 

DECEMBER 4th, 2017

 

  • Council directed staff to liaise with KITEARS regarding a City-led application for the Rural Dividend grant application to conduct engineering and design for the future upgrade of McClymont Park Trail.
  • Council passed a series of Community Enhancement Grants for 2018, amounting to $1.17 million including funding contracts with key service providers. This amount is in line with the allocated amount from the 2017 year.
  • Council approved several capital works and purchases for 2018—including, but not limited to the replacement of the public works building with modular units, resulting in a $3 million savings; improvements to the Doug Kerr baseball field; replacement of the hot tub at the Recreation Complex; continuation of the landfill expansion; planned upgrades to the water supply, as well as other community projects. 
  • Council approved a Development Permit for Pembina’s proposed  small-scale propane facility on Watson Island.
  • Council released from a Closed Meeting an approval for a grant application to UBCM for $15,000 in funding to support Emergency Social Services volunteer attraction and retention, training, and supplies.
  • Council gave First reading to a proposal to Amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 3420, 2017 to Permit Supportive Housing at 333 – 11th Avenue East. The applicant will hold a Community Information Meeting mid-January to further explain the project. This will be advertised by the applicant in the local newspaper prior to the event.  
  • Council gave First, Second and Third reading to the 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3421, 2017. This amendment approves a future accounting transaction transferring a portion of Watson Island from Inventory for Sale to Tangible Capital Assets.

 

DECEMBER 11th, 2017

 

  • Council authorized the submission of an grant application for funding to the BC Rural Dividend Program to fund engineering/design for the McClymont Park Trail Development Project, as requested by Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society at the previous meeting.
  • Following the Public Hearing, where no members of the public came forward, Council gave final reading to the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3419, 2017 to Temporarily Establish Commercial Marijuana Operations as a Prohibited Use in all Zones. This bylaw is an extension of the bylaw passed earlier this year as a response to the Federal announcement regarding their legalization strategy for marijuana. The extension is provided in order to give adequate time for legislative changes to take effect.  
  • Council released from a Closed Meeting a resolution approving a new 4 year Collective Agreement with CUPE 105 and the City.
  • Council gave final approval to the 2017 Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3421, 2017.