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Highlights from March 16, 2017 City of Powell River Council Meeting

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.
Mayor Formosa declared March 21, 2017 as World Poetry Day, and April as National Poetry Month, in the City of Powell River.
Development Permit 191 – Cranberry Street
Council approved issuance of a permit that will facilitate the development of a multi-family residential project on a property near the intersection of Cranberry Street and Crown Avenue.
Sustainability Committee
Council approved establishment of a Sustainability Committee to promote and oversee environmental sustainability actions both corporately and community wide in the City of Powell River. The public and local sustainability action group members are invited to submit applications to join the committee.
Lease Agreement - The Beach Hut
Council approved a five year extension to the existing lease agreement for the Beach Hut with rates to be reviewed after one year.
Endorsement of Resolution from Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities Social Procurement Working Group
Council endorsed a proposed resolution being brought forward to the upcoming convention that seeks AVICC Executive membership to the Social Procurement Working Group, and that the group undertake a feasibility assessment of a Community Benefit Procurement Hub.
Appointments to Powell River Community Forest Board of Directors
Council appointed Janet May, Bill Bird and Mark Hassett as directors of Powell River Community Forest Ltd. for a three-year term effective April 4, 2017; and appointed Councillor Karen Skadsheim, as Acting Mayor in April, as Proxy for the City of Powell River as the sole shareholder, in order to vote at the Annual General Meeting of Powell River Community Forest Ltd. scheduled for April 4, 2017
Regional Recreation Working Group
Council appointed Mayor Formosa, Councillor Brewer, and Chief Administrative Officer Mac Fraser to the proposed Community to Community to Community (C3) Forum Regional Recreation Working Group, who will advance discussions on regional recreation funding equity and the Enhance Regional Recreation Initiative Study. Councillor Palm and Councillor Leishman are appointed as alternates as required.
Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw 2466, 2017
Council passed first, second and third readings to a Bylaw that establishes line of credit and credit card borrowing for City operations and expenditures.
Parks, Recreation and Culture Fees and Charges Bylaw 2468, 2017
Council passed first, second and third readings to a Bylaw amending the fees and charges for the use of City facilities and services offered by the department of Parks, Recreation and Culture.
Short-Term Capital Borrowing Bylaw 2469, 2017
Council passed first, second and third readings to a Bylaw that authorizes the borrowing of money for the purpose of  purchasing two split-bin automated life arm trucks.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional District Regarding the Marine Avenue Landfill Closure and Resource Recovery Centre
Council authorized signing of a partnership agreement where the City of Powell River and the Regional District will equally share all environmental attributes generated by the project, such as pollution credits and offsets.
Kathaumixw “Choir of the World Totem Pole” Delivery to Hong Kong
Council appointed Councilor Leishman as the City representative in the delegation delivering the 2016 Choir of the World Award to the Wah Yan College Kowloon Boys’ Choir from Hong Kong, China.
If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603 or email  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, March 17, 2017 - 8:30am


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