Council Corner Update - May 14th, 2018

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Council Corner Update - May 14th, 2018

 

Update from Council Meeting — May 14th, 2018

 

  • Council heard a report from the Cow Bay Marina Manager on the installation of a new kayak  launch that will be free for public use. The launch is anticipated to open the week of May 22nd after the installation of a step letdown is completed this week.
  • Recent MBA graduates Kristi Farrell, Chris Armstrong, and Karen Sawatzky came forward to present their research on the need for a recruitment and retention strategy in Prince Rupert and Port Edward.
  • Council approved the Audited 2017 Financial Statements as presented by the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Council received the Chief Financial Officer’s March 2018 Financial Variance Report for information purposes.
  • As per a request from Child Find BC, Council declared May 2018 as National Missing Children’s Month in Prince Rupert.
  • Council voted to direct staff to write a letter of support in response to Nathan Cullen, MP Skeena-Bulkley Valley, request to the Federal Government for improved passenger transportation, including VIA Rail services.
  • Council released board appointments made in the April 23rd, 2018 Closed Meeting of Council. Gloria Rendell, Kelly Sawchuk, and Knut Bjorndal were appointed to the Airport Authority Board for 2-year terms; Rosa Miller was appointed for a 2-year term to the Prince Rupert Small Business Advisory Council; and, Joy Sundin, Sheri Pringle, Bruce Watkinson, Ralph Weick, Joyce Charlton, and Anna-Marie Prohaska were appointed to the Recreation Commission along with Councillor Wade Niesh who was appointed as Chair.