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Update from Council Meeting — March 13th, 2018
- Council held the first public consultation session for the Proposed 2018 5-year Financial Plan Bylaw (municipal budget). The meeting began with a presentation from the Chief Financial Officer. As mentioned at the previous meeting, staff are proposing a 0% increase to the residential mill rate. For more information on the proposed 2018 budget, check out the public document online or printed copies at City Hall, the Recreation Complex or the Library . The next public consultation will be held March 26th, at 7 pm in Council Chambers, the public is invited to speak to Council regarding the proposed budget.
- Council passed a motion to forward a request to the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to support the application of policies applying to the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec to also be applied to the fishing industry in BC. These policies would be included as part of a review of the Fisheries Act, and are intended to retain a greater proportion of the value of the fishing industry for local communities. Council also resolved to send this request to other coastal communities, the Regional District, and Province for support.
- Mayor and Council thanked organizers and participants at the 3rd Annual Rupert Rubbish Round-up, a community wide clean up that occurred over the weekend. The City Operations Department provided support for the clean up by providing the bins and picking up larger discarded items around town.