Council Meeting Highlights – December 03, 2015

image The following summarizes the December 03, 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.

Council Policy Review
As part of the ongoing Council Policy review, Council reaffirmed Policy 246 – Asset Management Policy, a policy that articulates Council’s commitment to asset management and guides staff using the policy statements. Council rescinded a number of historical infrastructure related policies that have been implemented or replaced by operations, bylaws or changes to legislation.

Board Structure for City Owned Corporations
Council approved a general board structure for City owned corporations, which provides consistency in board members selection and appointments.

Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw 2423
Council gave first, second, and third readings to Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw 2423, a bylaw that sets out the proposed expenses and funding for the general, water and sewer funds, transfers to and from surplus and reserves, payment of debt and acquisition of capital assets for the years 2016 – 2020.

Sewer User Rates Bylaw 2424
Council gave first, second, and third readings to Sewer User Rates Bylaw 2424, a bylaw that sets the 2016 fees for use of the City’s Sanitary Sewer System. Generally, sewer rates and charges are increased by 1%.

Sewer Treatment and Disposal System Bylaw 2427
Council gave first, second, and third readings to Sewer Treatment and Disposal System Bylaw 2427, a bylaw that establishes the 2016 frontage tax rates for repayment of construction and operation costs of the City’s Sewage Treatment and Disposal System.

Sewer Collector System Bylaw 2428
Council gave first, second, and third readings to Sewer Collector System Bylaw 2428, a bylaw that establishes the 2016 frontage tax and charges for the Sanitary and Storm Sewer Collector System.

Waterworks Regulations and Rates Bylaw 2425
Council gave first, second, and third readings to Waterworks Regulations and Rates Bylaw 2425, a bylaw that provides for the installation, operation and management of the City of Powell River Waterworks system and the collection of fees and charges for water. Generally, water charges are increased by 2% for residential and commercial properties.

Motion to go In Camera
Council resolved to go In Camera to discuss personal information about an identifiable individual and a land matter.

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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