Council Corner Update - September 11th, 2017

September 12, 2017

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  • Council voted to move an Development Variance Permit Application for 508  8th Avenue East to proceed to public notification.
  • Council voted to move a Development Variance Permit Application for 1408 7th Avenue East to vary the height of a backyard storage out-building from 3.6 m to 6.7 m to proceed to final consideration.
  • The Chief Financial Officer presented to Council on the July 2017 Financial Variance report. The City’s finances remain on budget.  
  • Council authorized the borrowing of a 5 year loan of $890,000 from the Municipal Finance Authority for a Custom Fire Pumper Truck. This capital expense was authorized in the 2016 budget. Due to project delays, the truck was delivered this year.  The Municipal Finance Authority requires authorization from Council as part of the application for financing.
  • Council approved the recommendation of the Director of Operations and Sperling Hansen Associates Inc., and award the Landfill Electrical and Earth Work Project to Coast Industrial Construction. 
  • At the request of Prostate Cancer Canada, Council proclaimed  September 2017 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Prince Rupert. 
  • Council gave the first three readings to the 2018 – 2019 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Amendment Bylaw. If passed, the Bylaw would include KITEARS Rushbrook Trail as a tax exempt property. The Bylaw is now proceeding to public comment.
  • Council resolved to have a letter from the City sent to Greyhound and the Provincial Ministry of Transportation to advocate for the continuation of passenger bus servicing of Greyhound along Hwy 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George.

 

 

Council Corner Update - September 11th, 2017