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January 08, 2013 Regular Council Meeting

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Unfinished Business:
  1. Council resolved that the City of Merritt acknowledge the importance of a cooperative, regional approach to tourism marketing and work with Tourism Nicola Valley to form a Best Practice DMO, supporting both Merritt tourism stakeholders and those within the Nicola Valley; and that Mayor and Council appoint a respresentative from Council to participate in the proposed Marketing Advisory Committee of Toursim Nicola Valley, and act as "liaison" between the City and Toursim Nicola Valley; and that a policy be written and presented to the Policy & Bylaw Review Committee
  2. Council resolved that Council proceed with an Arts & Culture Policy Task Force being at arm's length from the City involving representation of all stakeholders to create an Arts & Culture policy and Council accepted the proposed Terms of Reference for the Arts & Culture Policy Task Force
  3. Council resolved that the Community Gardens grant in aid request be considered with other grant requests as part of the budget process
New Business:
  1. The City agreed to renew the lease for the operation of the Cadet Hall to the Merritt Army Cadet Parents Association and to the Navy League of Canada for the period of January 01, 2013 to October 31, 2015 at the rate of $1.00 per year
  • Councillor Norgaard reported on the reception for Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon and thanked and praised Larry Plotnikoff and his staff
  • Councillor Goetz seconded
  • Councillor Christopherson echoed the sentiment and thanked Darrell Finnigan for the tour he provided of the water works and the wastewater treatment plant
  • Mayor Roline also agreed with comments regarding the reception for the Lieutenant Governor as well as recognized a milestone acheived by firefighter Jay Mosley attaining 20 years of service with the Merritt Fire Rescue Department and acknowledged the passing of Karen Flick, Manager of the Merritt Food Bank
  • Councillor Baker commented on the cannonball competition held at the Aquatic Centre

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