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January 12, 2016 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PUBLIC INPUT

  • Nil 

GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions

  • Ms. K. Reimer and Ms. S. Thompson provided Council with an update on the fund raising efforts of the Nicola Valley Fall Fair Association with regard to having water and sewer in the Fall Fair Building and provided a report on the income and expenses to date.  The Nicola Valley Fall Fair Association is also selling bricks for $10.00 as a fund raising effort and inquiries for the bricks can be made to Ms. Reimer at 250.378.7270 or Ms. Thompson at 250.315.3940 or any other member of the Nicola Valley Fall Fair Association
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  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • Council adopted the attached terms of reference for the Finance and Audit Committee, the Police Committee and the Tourism and Economic Development Committee
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  • BYLAWS

  • City of Merritt Animal Control Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2205, 2016 was read a first, second and third time Voting Opposed to all three readings:  Councillor Brown

NEW BUSINESS

  • Council authorizes the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer to execute the proposed Mutual Aid Agreement between the City of Merritt and the District of Logan Lake
  • Council provide staff with input and direction on scheduling Committee of the Whole meetings for budget deliberations

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NOTICES OF MOTION

  • Nil

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL

  • Councillor Prowal advised Council of the new program through Interior Health called “Pathways to Home” for those that no longer need hospital care but are not ready for independence in their home
  • Councillor Goetz provided the latest gas buddy prices; recognized Brian Barrett on his induction into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame and thanked Dr. Bester for his many years of service within the community 
  • Councillor Norgaard in preparation for budget discussions has read the water utility master plan, the sanitary sewer master plan and the storm water master plan and is currently reading the asset management report. Councillor Norgaard has also been working on the First Nations dialogue strategic goal by researching and collecting information for data for the proposal for a detox/rehab centre   
  • Councillor Baker attended the Community dinner of December 21st and shared a newspaper article regarding the toll on the Coquihalla Highway prior to the highway being built     
  • Councillor Brown enjoyed a great Christmas season and New Year and advised that the next Council committee to be brought forward will be the Environmental Committee (land, air and water)
  • Councillor Christopherson announced the Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society will be having a fundraiser on February 17th 
  • Mayor Menard also recognized Brian Barrett on his induction into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame; hosted Mayor drop-in sessions; attended the Community dinner on December 21st advising the organizer wishes to do the same in 2016; attended First Nations meeting on January 10th; attended a Rotary Club meeting and a meeting with the local area Director of the Ministry of Transportation on January 12th.  Mayor Menard also announced that there will be no Bullerama in Merritt in 2016  


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