Council Corner Update - January 15th

January 16, 2018

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Update from Council Meeting - January 15th, 2018

 

January 15th, 2018 

 

  • Council heard a presentation from the Chief Financial Officer regarding proposed amendments to the Cow Bay Marina fees and charges bylaw. Council passed the first three readings of the amendment, which proposes to update the bylaw to include an updated fee category for superyachts, as well as an increase to monthly moorage rates during the peak months from June through August in order to better enable the Marina to capture itinerant (temporary) traffic. It was also reported that Marina traffic brought an estimated $1 million in economic spinoff benefit to Prince Rupert in 2016, and $1.5 million in 2017.
  • Council heard a presentation from the new Recreation Director, David Geronazzo, on a proposed minor amendment to the Recreation Fees and Charges Bylaw.  The amendment will reduce the fees for rental of parking spaces, and cap the charge for chair rental at the Recreation facilities to a maximum of 4 days. Council gave the first three readings to the amendment bylaw.
  • The Mayor provided a brief update on advocacy surrounding Highway 16 safety. City staff has met with staff from the Ministry of Transportation to discuss safety concerns, and a further meeting will be held in the coming months with Council to review options for improving safety.