Did you miss Monday night's Council Meeting? See below for our Council Corner summary of the main items from the meeting.
Update from Council Meeting — March 25th, 2019
- During the Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting, the CFO presented on the 2019 Public Budget and heard feedback from the public as part of the final in-person budget consultation opportunity. Residents may still fill out the survey, available at engage.princerupert.ca or at the front desk of City Hall until Friday, March 29th at 4 pm.
- During the COW, Council also heard presentations from Colleen Fitzpatrick and Des Nobles from Prince Rupert Environmental Society on rail concerns, Cay Hulsen regarding Prince Rupert’s Community Paramedicine Program, and Sarah Dantzer from Transition Prince Rupert Society on Proposed Activities for Sustainability Month in April.
- During the Regular Meeting, an opportunity was provided for residents to speak to a Development Variance Permit application for 1089 Ambrose Ave. After no residents came forward regarding the application, the application was approved.
- After hearing a report from the Manager of Community Development & Civic Innovation, Council voted to provide a positive referral to an application for a Cannabis Retail store to be located at 528 3rd Avenue West, which will now be sent to the Provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for final consideration.
- Council approved a Development Variance Permit Application at 1034 1st Avenue West to move to public comment.
- At the request of Transition Prince Rupert Society, Council proclaimed April 2019 to be Sustainability month in Prince Rupert.
- Council gave first, second and third reading to the proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment to a property located on Ridley Island Road, and set a public hearing for April 29th, 2019 at 7 pm prior to the Regular meeting.
- Council gave first, second and third reading to the proposed OCP and Zoning Bylaw Amendments to 1051 Chamberlin Avenue, and instructed the applicant to hold a Community Information Meeting.