Council Corner Update - October 21st, 2019

Tue, October 22, 2019

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Please see below for an update from Monday's Council Meeting. For past meetings, check out Council Corner Archive.

Update from Council Meeting — October 21st, 2019

  • Council heard a presentation from Joe Griffith from the BC SPCA during the Committee of the Whole Meeting. For more information on how you can volunteer with the BC SPCA, contact them at (250) 624 2859 or
  • Following a report from the City Planner, Council voted to issue a Development Variance Permit  for 2040 Kaien Road. 
  • Following a report from the City Planner, Council voted to issue a Development Variance Permit to 1144 7th Avenue East.
  • After Councillor Blair Mirau excused himself, Council voted to approve two letters of support for  applications to NDIT for the Gitmaxmakay Nisga’a Society for two projects—a hydroponic greens project at Rupert Lawn and Garden, and an application for a cruise modernization project for their Nisga’a Hall facility
  • Council also voted to approve a letter of support for the Curling Club application for NDIT funding for facility renovations and upgrades.
  • Council voted to proclaim October 24th World Polio Day at the request of the Prince Rupert Rotary Club.
  • Council released two motions passed in Closed Meetings—the appointment of Rosa Miller as Corporate Administrator for the City, and the appointment of Hans Seidemann and Tanya Ostrom as City representatives on the North Coast Regional District Regional Recycling Committee for a two year term.  
  • Council passed First  and Second Reading of a Zoning Amendment bylaw to rezone 604 Pillsbury Avenue from RM1 to RM2, which, if approved will increase allowable density on the property to permit the owners to convert a duplex to a triplex. A public hearing will be scheduled for November 25th  at 7 pm before the Regular Council Meeting. 
  • Councillor Cunningham made a Notice of Motion to be brought forward at the next meeting directing staff to send a letter to the Ministry of Transportation requesting a ‘residents rate’ for North Coast residents.

Council Corner - October 21st, 2019