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January 14, 2014 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Public Input

Ms. Ginny Prowal asked Council in regards to the proposed LNG Fueling Station if there are any regulations in place with it being new techology.  Ms. G. Prowal requested permission to review the landscaping plans for the fueling station.

 
General Matters – Delegations and Recognitions

Terri Hadwin, Chief Operating Office from Gold Country Communities Society made a presentation and bried overview of Gold Country's latest accomplishments and future goals

Unfinished Business

Nil

Bylaws
  1. THAT the City of Merritt Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2162, 2014 be given first reading
  2. THAT the City of Merritt Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2162, 2014 be given second reading
  3. THAT the City of Merritt Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2162, 2014 be submitted to Public Hearing
  4. THAT the City of Merritt Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2163, 2014 be given first reading
  5. THAT the City of Merritt Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2163, 2014 be given second reading
  6. THAT the City of Merritt Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2163, 2014 be submitted to Public Hearing
  7. THAT Fire Department 2014 Capital Projects City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2165, 2014 be given first reading
  8. THAT Fire Department 2014 Capital Projects City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2165, 2014 be given second reading
  9. THAT Fire Department 2014 Capital Projects City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2165, 2014 be given third reading
New Business:
  1. THAT the City agrees to lease office space at Merritt City Hall to the Chamber of Commerce for the period of February 01, 2014 until January 31, 2015 for the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) per month AND THAT the Mayor and Acting Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to sign the lease
  2. THAT Council authorizes the Mayor and the Acting Cheif Administrative Officer to execute the proposed Fire Services Agreement between the City of Merritt and the Thompson Nicola Regional District under the terms herein
  3. THAT Council approve borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, as part of the 2014 Spring Borrowing Session, six hundred and ninety eight thousand dollars ($698,000) as authorized through Central Park Improvements - Upgrades to the Washrooms and Construction of a Lacrosse Box City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2150, 2013 AND THAT the Thompson Nicola Regional District be requested to consent to our borrowing in their Secuirty Issuing Bylaw
  4. THAT Council approve borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, as part of the 2014 Spring Borrowing Session, three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) as authorized through 2013 Public Works Utility Building City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013 AND THAT the Thompson Nicola Regional District be requested to consent to our borrowing in their Secuirty Issuing Bylaw
  5. THAT the City renew the Recreational Services Funding Agreement with the Thompson Nicola Regional District for the period of January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2018 at the proposed annual rate of fifty nine thousand one hundred and sixty dollars ($59,160) plus an additional annual increase of two percent (2%) AND THAT the Mayor and Acting Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to sign on behalf of the City
  6. THAt the City renew the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre srevices funding agreement with the Thompson Nicola Regional District for the period of January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2018 at the proposed annual rate of one hundred and thirty eight thousand six hundred and seventy nine dollars($138,679) plus an additional annual increase of two percent (2%) AND THAT the Mayor and Acting Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to sign on behalf of the City
  7. THAT Council approves the Development Variance Permit Application 2013-03 for 3399 Pineridge Drive
  8. THAT Council approves Temporary Use Permit TUP2013-02 for a period of one (1) year for ENN Canada LNG Fueling Station for ENN Canada LNG Fueling Station subject to an Emergency Plan acceptable to the Fire Chief of the Merritt Fire & Rescue Department
  9. THAT Council approve Development Permit application DP2013-K for ENN Canada LNG Fueling Station subject to the bond being received for landscaping
  10. THAT Council accepts the application and awards a Revitalization Tax Exemption Certificate, subject to final inspection to Nicola Valley Mobile Repairs LTD
Reports From council:
  1. Councillor Goetz reported on the importance of Council attending SILGA and UBCM conferences referring to a notice from Minister Coleman in regards to the Cold Weather Shelter and applauded the City for seeing funding from UBCM to make the project possible
  2. Mayor Roline recieved a letter from Minister Cadieux requesting further information in regards to the request to meeting with her.  With a broader topic at hand it was recommended that more Ministers be engaged in discussions and a strategic plan developed.  The Merritt Integration Project may be helpful developing a strategic plan and continue to bring forward information to Council;
  3. Reminded everyone of the Business After Business at the BC Tourism Centre on January 16, 2014;
  4. The Hank Williams Tribute concert with all proceeds going to the Merritt Food Bank is on January 19, 2014;
  5. The Mayor attended the Merritt Curling Clubs 100th Anniversary celebration
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