Council Highlights

imageThe following summarizes the February 4, 2016 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. City of Powell River Website: www.powellriver.ca

Delegation
Daniel Rajala appeared to request the City to provide public transportation to Vancouver at least to Sechelt or Langdale.

Proclamation
Mayor Formosa proclaimed the week of February 8 – 14 as Variety – The Children’s Charity Week to mark the 50th anniversary of helping children with special needs throughout the province.

Replacement of Boiler Systems
Council approved replacing boiler systems at City Hall, Dwight Hall, Public Works Service Centre and Cranberry Training Centre at total cost of $291,000 funded from the Gas Tax Reserve.

Development Variance Permit 189
Council approved Development Variance Permit 189 issued for 3610 Marine Avenue to permit accessory buildings within the front yard setback of lot 2 of a proposed subdivision.

Development Variance Permit 190
Council approved Development Variance Permit 190 issued for 4637 Willingdon Avenue to permit an additional accessory building within the front yard setback subject to the provisions that the applicant registers an easement agreement with the neighbouring property owner at 4645 Willingdon Avenue to secure legal access to their property; and the applicant confirms the provision of a 1.8 metre setback from the north property line to address the fire access concern by the Fire Chief.

Municipal Library Operating Budget cost Sharing Agreement
Council approved entering into the Powell River Municipal Library Operating Budget Cost Sharing Agreement dated December 2015 with the Powell River Regional District. The Agreement reflects the new library location and increased costs due to the new location.

Strategic Priorities Review
Council directed staff to develop a detailed plan on the convening and hosting of a roundtable for each of the four strategic community priorities of Sustainability, Community Engagement, Economic Re-vitalization and Social Planning and Action.

Social Public Procurement
Council directed to staff to investigate and report back on options to adopt and implement a social public procurement policy.

Community Celebration Honouring Dr. Elsie Paul
Council approved $2,000 funded from Mayor and Council Meeting Expenses budget for the Community Celebration honouring Dr. Elsie Paul on March 4, 2016.

OCP Amendment Bylaw 2436
Council gave first and section reading to OCP Amendment Bylaw 2436, a bylaw to redesignate a portion of a vacant parcel on Marine Avenue from Agriculture to Employment Centre and directed that the amendment bylaw proceed to public hearing.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2437
Council gave first and second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2437, a bylaw to rezone a vacant parcel on Marine Avenue from Large Lot Rural Zone A2 to Institutions NT and directed that the amendment bylaw proceed to public hearing.

If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603 or email info@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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