Council Meeting Highlights

imageThe following summarizes the November 5, 2015 Regular Council meeting. This information is provided in accordance with Council’s Strategic Priority – Governance and is in keeping with the City’s commitment to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability.

Delegations
Representatives of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 162 appeared to advise of Veteran’s Week, November 5- 11, the Annual Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day activities.

Rob Seiler appeared to speak about the proposed North Harbour moorage rate increases.

Proclamations
Mayor Formosa proclaimed Louis Riel Day November 16, 2015.

Fitness Equipment Donation by the Sunrise Rotary Club
Council approved acceptance of the Sunrise Rotary Club donation of outdoor fitness equipment and directed placing the equipment in the Rotary Club’s preferred location.

Crossroads Village New Library Short Term Borrowing
Council approved borrowing of $1,400,000. for a period not to exceed 5 years to cover the shortfall in the purchase and development of the new library at Crossroads Village until the Library Board raises the amount.

Live Streaming Meetings
Council approved entering into an agreement with Laston Lastoff Productions to a maximum of $18,000, funded from Mayor and Council general budget, to stream Committee of the Whole and Council meetings for a period of one year, after which the City will re-evaluate the service.

Council Policy 255 – Reserve Funds
Council approved Council Policy 255 – Reserve Funds, a policy that sets the objectives and guiding principles for the City’s reserves and surpluses.

November 17 Committee of the Whole meeting time change.
Council approved changing the November 17 Committee of the Whole meeting time to 2:00pm. The meeting takes place in the Max Cameron Theatre at Brooks School.

Report on UBCM Annual Convention
Mayor Formosa, Councillors Brewer and Palm reported on their attendance at the 2015 UBCM Annual Convention held in Vancouver in September.

Report on Mayor’s trip to China
Mayor Formosa reported on his September 25 – 28 trip to China.

Report on Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City
Mayor Formosa reported on his attendance as a panellist at the Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Salt Lake City October 15 – 19.

Development Cost Charges Amendment Bylaw 2382
Council adopted Development Cost Charges Bylaw 2230, Amendment Bylaw 2382, 2014, a bylaw to remove the 50% provision for infill development.

Development Cost Charges Amendment Bylaw 2397
Council adopted Development Cost Charges Bylaw 2230, Amendment Bylaw 2397, 2014, a bylaw that changes the definition of building permit to authorize development and construction of LEED Silver, Gold or Platinum building category development or Built Green Gold or Platinum building category development.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2429
Council gave first and second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2429, a bylaw to rezone the City-owned vacant parcels located at the corner of Marine Avenue and Alberni Street from MX: Mixed Use Park to PK: Parks and Playing Fields. Council resolved that the Zoning Amendment Bylaw proceed to the public hearing process.

Crossroads Village New Library Temporary Borrowing Bylaw 2430
Council gave first, second and third reading to Crossroads Village New Library Temporary Borrowing Bylaw 2430, a bylaw that allows the City to temporarily borrow the funds for the new library until the Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) issues its spring funding of loan requests. MFA only funds long-term borrowing twice a year so Bylaw 2430 is a temporary borrowing bylaw to allow the City to proceed with the purchase and renovations of the new library. Long term borrowing Bylaw 2391, 2014 was approved after last year’s referendum and will be submitted in the MFA spring funding.

South/Westview Harbour Rates and Regulations Bylaw 2431
Council gave first, second and third reading to South/Westview Harbour Rates and Regulations Bylaw 2431, a bylaw to establish the rates and regulations for the operation of the Powell River South/Westview Harbour.

North Harbour Rates and Regulations Bylaw 2432
Council gave first, second and third reading to North Harbour Rates and Regulations Bylaw 2432, a bylaw to establish the rates and regulations for the operation of the City of Powell River North Harbour.

Willingdon Beach Campsite Amendment Bylaw 2433
Council gave first, second and third reading to Willingdon Beach Campsite Bylaw 2413, 2015, Amendment Bylaw 2433, a bylaw that amends Willingdon Beach Campsite Amendment Bylaw 2433 by addressing issues and concerns expressed by the public.

Call for Action on Energy and Climate in the Building Sector
Council directed that the Pembina Institute “Call for Action on Energy and Climate in the Building Sector” be posted on the City’s website for public input and be brought to the next Council meeting for Council’s consideration.

Motion to go In Camera
Council resolved to go In Camera to discuss a legal matter under section 90(1)(i) of the Community Charter.

If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603 or email mclaxton@cdpr.bc.ca. These highlights are provided to summarize the Council meeting and are not the official record of the meeting. The minutes of this meeting will be posted on the City’s website once adopted.

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