Council Corner Update - April 9th, 2018

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Council Corner Update - April 9th, 2018

 

Update from Council Meeting — April 9th, 2018

  • Council moved a Development Variance Permit to vary the setbacks at 228 8th Avenue East to proceed to public notification.
  • Council received a report from the Director of Communications, Fire Chief, and IT Manager regarding the launch of a new Emergency Alert System and mobile application. Subscription to the Emergency Alert System and mobile application are both free of charge, and subscription can be accessed at princerupert.ca/emergency, and at participating locations - including the Recreation Complex, Library, City Hall, and more. For more information on the new program and mobile app, see the release on the City’s website:  http://www.princerupert.ca/cityhall/news/april-10-2018-city-launches-emergency-alert-system-and-mobile-application
  • Council heard a report from the CFO regarding direction for the 2018 Budget. It was noted in her presentation that, after receiving final BC Assessment values, Council could proceed with no increase to the municipal mill rate in the 2018 budget.
  • At the request of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Council proclaimed May 2018 as MS Awareness month in the City of Prince Rupert.
  • Council released two volunteer board appointments from the Closed Meeting of March 26th—John Farrell has been appointed for another 3 year term with the Port of Prince Rupert, and Alison O’Toole was appointed to the Board of the Lester Centre for a 2 year term.
  • CFO Corinne Bomben, who is also appointed Chief Elections Officer, advised Council that there is no legal requirement to hold a by-election for the vacant Council position formerly held by Councillor Kinney. Council voted that the vacant position not be reassigned until the general election on October 20th, 2018.