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July 12, 2016 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PUBLIC INPUT

GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions

 Mr. Shepherd presented the Asset Management Investment Plan providing Council with information on the following topics:

• Community Infrastructure Investments
• How do we implement Asset Management?
• Asset Management Investment Plan – Understanding Costs
• Asset Management Investment Plan – Results
• Asset Management Investment Plan – Renewal Profile
• Asset Management Investment Plan results – What does it mean?
• Key next steps

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

THAT Council accept the City of Merritt 2015 Annual Report as submitted
THAT WHEREAS drought is a predicted event for the Nicola Valley and the City of Merritt; and WHEREAS the Fraser Basin Council and the Nicola Watershed Steering Committee have a tool developed to manage Fish Water which also has a direct impact on groundwater in the City of Merritt; and WHEREAS the Fraser Basin Council and the Nicola Watershed Steering Committee asked the City of Merritt to contribute twenty five thousand ($25,000) dollars toward the implementation of the Nicola Fish Water Management Tool during their presentation to Council;

THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Merritt provide the requested funds toward the implementation of the Nicola Fish Water Management Tool
Voting Opposed:  Councillors Baker and Prowal

 

NEW BUSINESS

THAT Council resolves to award the Request for Proposal for the new Compost Loader to Woodland Equipment Inc. in the amount of two hundred thirty-five thousand seven hundred and fourteen dollars and eight cents ($235,714.08) including applicable taxes;

AND THAT Council authorize the Mayor and Corporate Services Officer to execute the contract with Woodland Equipment Inc.

THAT Council approve the grant application from the Sagebrush Spinners and Weavers totaling three hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($337.50) and fund the grant through the Community Initiatives budget

THAT Council authorize staff to execute a CCDC2 (Stipulated Price Contract) with Kelowna Roofing in the amount of two hundred seventy-six thousand two hundred ($276,200) dollars and pre-authorize Cricket detail for drains in the amount of six thousand ($6,000) dollars if no additional contingencies are found upon removal of the roof
 
 

BYLAWS

THAT City of Merritt Parks Regulation Amending Bylaw No. 2211, 2016 be adopted
Voting Opposed:  Councillor Baker
 
THAT Council review proposed Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 2212;

AND THAT staff be directed to post notice of the proposed bylaw in accordance with Section 227(1)(3) of the Community Charter
 

NOTICES OF MOTION

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL

  • Councillor Goetz provided the latest gas buddy prices; attended the Canada Day Celebrations and the Princeton Parade with “Frankie”  
  • Councillor Prowal attended the Canada Day Celebrations, the Chamber of Commerce Information kiosk on DeWolf Way and the Bass Coast tour      
  • Councillor Brown attended the Canada Day fireworks; met with MLA Jackie Tegart to discuss health care and attended the Finance & Audit Committee meeting 
  • Councillor Baker attended Music in the Park; gave kudos to Bass Coast and advised the Pickle Ball Grand Opening was July 13, 2016
  • Councillor Norgaard met with MLA Jackie Tegart to discuss health care; attended the Canada Day pancake breakfast and provided an update on the Nicola Watershed Steering Committee
  • Councillor Christopherson volunteered at Gillis House and attended the Finance & Audit Committee meeting
  • Mayor Menard met with MLA Jackie Tegart to discuss erosion issues along the Coldwater River; attended the Girl Guide Cord presentations; Canada Day Celebrations, Princeton Parade with “Frankie”; transported Ska-lu-la clients to and from camp; hosted Drop-In session, toured Bass Coast; attended Little Britches Rodeo and the Finance & Audit Committee meeting       


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