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December 01, 2014 Inaugural Council Meeting

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Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014

 

Mayor-Elect Neil Menard swore the Oath of Office for Mayor before the Honourable Judge Stephen R. Harrison
Councillor-elect David Baker swore the Oath of Office for Councillor before the Honourable Judge Stephen R. Harrison
Councillor-elect Linda A. Brown swore the Oath of Office for Councillor before the Honourable Judge Stephen R. Harrison
Councillor-elect Kurt Christopherson swore the Oath of Office for Councillor before the Honourable Judge Stephen R. Harrison
Councillor-elect Michael Goetz swore the Oath of Office for Councillor before the Honourable Judge Stephen R. Harrison
Councillor-elect Ginny Prowal swore the Oath of Office for Councillor before the Honourable Judge Stephen R. Harrison
Councillor-elect Diana Norgaard swore the Oath of Office for Councillor before the Honourable Judge Stephen R. Harrison

CALL TO ORDER

  • Mayor Menard thanked Judge Stephen R. Harrison for attending
  • Mayor Menard made his inaugural address
  • Mayor Menard made a presentation to past Mayor Susan Roline 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Nil

BYLAWS

Nil

NEW BUSINESS

  • THAT the Official Election Results for the 2014 General Local Elections be accepted
  • THAT Council approve the proposed schedule of Regular Council meetings for 2015 varying from two (2) Regular Council meetings per month in September and December to one (1) Regular Council meeting in the months of September and December
  • THAT pursuant to the Community Charter Section 130 – Designation of member to act in place of Mayor; the following rotation for Acting Mayor assignments is designated for the term from December 2014 through December 2015:
    December 2014 - Councillor M. Goetz
    January/February 2015 - Councillor D. Baker
    March/April 2015 - Councillor K. Christopherson
    May/June 2015 - Councillor L. Brown
    July/August 2015 - Councillor G. Prowal
    September/October 2015 - Councillor M. Goetz
    November/December 2015 - Councillor D. Norgaard
  • THAT Mayor Menard be appointed as the City of Merritt municipal director to the Thompson Nicola Regional District Board
  • THAT Councillor Christopherson be appointed as the City of Merritt alternate municipal director to the Thompson Nicola Regional District Board for the year 2015

NOTICES OF MOTION 

 

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL

  • Councillor Goetz thanked the Chamber of Commerce for their work for Country Christmas as well to the people who came out to watch and those who entered floats.  He also thanked the Hands of Hope who collected 5,088 pounds of food in their recent food drive.  Councillor Goetz also thanks the R.C.M.P. members for their attendance of the Inaugural Council Meeting.
  • Mayor Menard thanked Cst. T. Dunsmore and Cst. D. Fahlman from the Merritt R.C.M.P. Detachment for their attendance of the Inaugural Council Meeting and thanked the gallery for their attendance.


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