Council Corner Update - June 11th, 2018

Mon, June 11, 2018

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Council Corner Update - June 11th 2018


Update from Council Meeting — June 11th, 2018 

  • Council received a presentation of the Annual Report from City Manager Robert Long. Council voted to make the Report available for public comment, with final consideration at the Regular Meeting of June 25th, 2018. Copies of the Report are available at City Hall, the Recreation Complex, the Public Library, and online. 
  • Council heard a presentation from Mayor Lee Brain and Northwest Community College’s Ken Shaw on their proposed suite of 2030 Sustainable City policy objectives. Council voted to accept the draft document and move forward with the development of a public engagement strategy to complement the planned renewal of the Official Community Plan in 2019. 
  • Council heard a report from the Director of Recreation and Community Services regarding the rehabilitation of the hot tub, and voted to award the contract for the project to Rupert Wood ‘N Steel Construction, as per staff recommendation.
  • Council received the April 2018 Financial Variance Report from the Chief Financial Officer, who noted additional costs to the Parks  Department due to the high number of trees downed by the significant windstorm that month.  
  • Council voted to approve the 2017 Statement of Financial Information. 
  • After Councillor Randhawa recused himself due to possible conflict of interest, Council gave First and Second readings to Vehicle for Hire Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 3429, 2018. If passed, this Amendment Bylaw would extend the timeline for Chauffeur permitting and RCMP Record Checks from one year to two years. This change was supported by both the local RCMP and Skeena Taxi, and is now open to public feedback ahead of the the Third Reading at the July 23rd Regular Meeting. If it passes Third Reading, it will proceed to Final consideration in August. 
  • Council received a report from Corinne Bomben, Chief Electoral Officer, regarding Elections Voting Procedure and Automated Counting System Authorization Bylaw No. 3428, 2018, and gave First, Second and Third Readings to the Bylaw. This update will bring Prince Rupert’s Election Bylaw in line with recent changes to Provincial elections regulations.