Council Corner Update - May 11th, 2020

Tue, May 12, 2020

Please see below for a summary of the main items discussed at last night's Council Meeting. 

Council Summary:

  • Council approved a Development Variance Permit for 1514 Jamaica Avenue.
  • Council approved a Development Permit for 240 Kaien Road.
  • Council voted to request more information from the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers (ACCRES), who have requested an endorsement for their letter to Minister Farnworth Calling for Modification to BC Cannabis Retail Regulations as presented by ACCRES.
  • Council  voted to approve a letter of support for Tourism Prince Rupert to their Application to the Marketing Initiatives Program offered by Northern Development Initiative Trust for a grant of up to $20,000 for their Northwest BC Regional Marketing Campaign.
  • The City Manager reported on COVID-19 response:
    • Essential services are continuing, with safety of the employees and the public continuing to be a priority.
    • The City is taking its lead from the Province to create a reopening plan.
    • The City is reviewing options to reopen City Hall by appointment to ensure physical distancing and safety requirements set out by the Province.
    • The City of Prince Rupert’s recreation spaces continue to remain closed. The Recreation Department is in contact with communities throughout BC as well as the British Columbian Recreation and Parks Association and viaSport to develop safe reopening procedures.
  • The Mayor made note of the Small Business Recovery Task Force that has been formed with Tourism Prince Rupert and the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce with the City’s Economic Development Office
  • The Mayor noted that it was announced Monday that the City will receive a $6.5 million Northern Capital grant from the Province in 2020 to be directed towards future infrastructure renewal