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Council Meeting Highlights - May 3, 2018

The following summary is provided in accordance with Council’s Strategic Priorities and is in keeping with the City’s commitment to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability.
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Delegations
Tom Koleszar from International Choral Kathaumixw appeared before Council regarding a request for raising the Kathaumixw flag at City Hall and use of City services during the Kathaumixw festival, July 3 to 7, 2018.
 
Proclamations

  • May 2018 was proclaimed MS Awareness Month for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
  • May 20 to 26, 2018 was proclaimed National Public Works Week
  • May 2018 was proclaimed Missing Children’s Month and May 25 was proclaimed Missing Children’s Day

 
Wastewater Treatment Plant Environmental Impact Study
Council voted that the Wastewater Treatment Plant Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Marine Receiving Environment be received. The EIS is part of the City of Powell River’s ongoing Municipal Wastewater Regulation registration process, and the City’s Consolidated Wastewater Treatment Project. The EIS was undertaken following the guidelines provided by the BC Ministry of Environment.
 
Development Permit 215 (Powell River Sunset Homes Society)
Council voted that Development Permit 215, to facilitate construction of a 34-unit Affordable Rental Housing facility for Seniors 55-plus, be issued subject to the following conditions:

  1. Submission of an engineering site plan to confirm location of proposed sidewalk and cycling lane on Field Street and link to existing infrastructure on Joyce Avenue to the satisfaction of the Manager of Engineering Services
  2. Submission of storm water management plan to the satisfaction of the Manager of Engineering Services
  3. Submission of a detailed landscape plan to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning Services
  4. Receipt of a security deposit to ensure that the approved landscape works are completed

The application is for a multiple-family project located fronting Joyce Avenue, just south of Duncan Street, where Max Cameron Secondary School was formerly situated.
 
Gender Neutral Washrooms in Civic Facilities
Council voted to approve the Youth Council’s recommendation to provide gender neutral washrooms at all civic facilities where feasible.
 
Bus Pass Lottery
Council voted that City Council approve the Youth Council’s recommendation to donate 25 semester transit passes to the “Youth Council Bus Pass Lottery” initiative.
 
City of Powell River Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw
Council voted that the City of Powell River Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw 2501, 2018 be read a first, second and third time. It is a bylaw for the City of Powell River Financial Plan for the period 2018 to 2022 inclusive.
 
City of Powell River Annual Tax Rates Bylaw
Council voted that the City of Powell River Annual Tax Rates Bylaw 2508, 2018 be read a first, second and third time. This is a bylaw for the levying of property tax rates for City, Regional District and Regional Hospital District purposes for the year 2018.
 
City of Powell River Sanitary Sewer System User Rates Bylaw
Council voted that the City of Powell River Sanitary Sewer System User Rates Bylaw 2461, 2017, Amendment Bylaw 2506, 2018, be adopted. The bylaw sets sanitary system user rates for the coming year.
 
City of Powell River Waterworks Regulations and Rates Bylaw
Council voted that the City of Powell River Waterworks Regulations and Rates Bylaw 2425, 2015, Amendment Bylaw 2507, 2018 be adopted. The bylaw sets waterworks user rates for the coming year.
 
City of Powell River Garbage Collection Bylaw
Council voted that the City of Powell River Garbage Collection Bylaw 2144, 2007, Amendment Bylaw 2509, 2018, be adopted. The bylaw sets garbage collection rates for the coming year.
 
City of Powell River Property Maintenance and Standards Bylaw
Council voted that the City of Powell River Property Maintenance and Standards Bylaw 2500, 2018 be adopted. The bylaw is to protect and enhance the well-being of the community from nuisances, graffiti and unsightly conditions, and to prescribe standards for the maintenance of private property.
 
City of Powell River Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw
Council voted that the City of Powell River Municipal Ticketing Bylaw 2358, 2013 Amendment Bylaw 2504, 2018 be adopted. The bylaw sets out fines for offences stipulated under the bylaw.
 
If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603, or email info@powellriver.ca. These highlights are provided to summarize the Council meeting and are not the official record of the meeting. The minutes of this meeting will be posted on the City’s website once adopted.

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:00am

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