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Highlights from October 5, 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.
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Powell River Kings
The Powell River Kings BCHL hockey club appeared in Council Chambers and its team members were introduced to City Council and the gallery. Mayor Dave Formosa and Councillor Jim Palm provided Powell River pins to all of the team members, who have had a great start to their hockey season.
 
Deputy Corporate Officer Report
Council approved the appointment of Malonie Shaffer, Deputy City Clerk, as Deputy Corporate Officer, to fulfill the duties as set out in Section 148 of the Community Charter in the absence of the Corporate Officer (City Clerk).
 
Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw 2492
Council voted to give the first three readings to Bylaw 2492, 2017, which directs that Council establish a new Revitalization Tax Exemption Program for the taxation years 2018, 2019 and 2020. The bylaw stipulates a maximum taxation value of $3,050,000 to be assessed against Class 4 (Major Industry) assessment contained within the specified Revitalization Area owned by Catalyst Paper Corporation.
 
Report Regarding Carriage Houses
Council gave second readings to amendment bylaws for the Sustainable Official Community Plan (SOCP) Bylaw 2370, 2014, Proposed City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2476, 2017 and City of Powell River Delegation Bylaw 2100, 2006, to accommodate carriage houses in Powell River. Council voted to schedule public hearings for the SOCP and the Zoning Bylaws to provide the opportunity for public input into the proposed revisions for carriage houses.
 
Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaws for Taxation Year 2018
A report was brought forward to provide information for the following: Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaws 2479, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2483 and 2484. The City received 48 applications for one-year permissive tax exemptions, allowing the accepted organizations to not pay City taxes on their properties. If accepted, the estimated total annual general municipal tax exemption for 2018 will be $253,035.
 
Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2479, 2017
Council voted to provide the first three readings of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2479, 2017. This bylaw pertains to properties owned by: Powell River Curling Club, Powell River Lawn Bowling Club, Westview Flying Club and Powell River Otago Rugby Football Club.
 
Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2480, 2017
Council voted to provide the first three readings of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaws 2480, 2017. This bylaw pertains to properties owned by Life Cycle Housing Society.
 
Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2481, 2017
Council voted to provide the first three readings of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaws 2481, 2017. This bylaw pertains to properties owned by the Powell River Brain Injury Society.
 
Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2482, 2017
Council voted to provide the first three readings of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaws 2482, 2017. This bylaw pertains to property owned by the Cranberry Community Hall Association.
 
Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2483, 2017
Council voted to provide the first three readings of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaws 2483, 2017. This bylaw pertains to properties owned by: Powell River Historical Museum and Archives Association, Timberlane Barracks Committee, Scouts Canada, Powell River Fine Arts Association, Star Dusters Square Dance Club, inclusion Powell River, Powell River Bon Accueil Society, Powell River Italian Community Club, Powell River Academy of Music, the Source Club Society, Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River, Powell River Employment Program Society, Nature Trust of BC, Powell River Kiwanis Village Society, SPCA, Senior Citizens Association of BC, Powell River Search and Rescue Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, Powell River Regional Hospital District – St. John Ambulance Powell River, Powell River Council for Arts and Culture, Alano Club of Powell River.
 
Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2484, 2017
Council voted to provide the first three readings of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaws 2484, 2017. This bylaw pertains to property owned by the Powell River Sunset Homes Society.
 
Purchase of Recycling Bins
Council voted to allocate up to $22,000 from the Community Works Fund for the purchase of recycling bins at the Powell River Recreation Complex, Willingdon Beach Campground and the South and Westview Harbours.
2017 Road and Cycling Project
Council voted to award BA Blacktop the contract for the 2017 Road and Cycling Project in the amount of $398,236.40, plus GST. There are three remaining projects, including the Manson Avenue Bike Path, plus paving on Cariboo and Westview Avenues.
 
If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603, or email info@cdpr.bc.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, October 6, 2017 - 11:30am

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