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July 22 2014 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PUBLIC INPUT

Nil

GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions

Nil

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • Shaw Go Wifi - A staff report will be available for the August Regular Council Meeting
  • THAT Council accept the 2013 Annual Report

BYLAWS

  • Moved, Seconded and DEFEATED THAT City of Merritt Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2177, 2014 be given third reading and forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for approval pursuant to the Transporation Act (Voting opposed: Councillors Baker, Christopherson, Kroeker and Menard)
  • Moved, Seconded and DEFEATED THAT the Land Use Amendment application on Midday Valley Road be accepted by Council and staff be directed to process the application (Voting opposed: Councillors Christpherson, Goetz and Menard)

NEW BUSINESS

  • THAT the City accept the proposal from ICE Developments Ltd. for the completion of the Central Park Improvement Project – Phase 1 in the amount of five hundred and eleven thousand seven hundred ($511,700) dollars; AND THAT the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to execute the necessary documents
  • THAT Council award the tender to Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd. for the truck bay addition to the Merritt Fire Hall in the amount of four hundred and twenty-eight thousand ($428,000) dollars plus GST
  • THAT Council approve Development Permit amendment application for DP2014-H (Comfort Inn-DeWolf Way) and authorizes issuance of the amended permit subject to the requisite security bond being received for landscaping and receiving final consent from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • THAT Council approve Development Permit application DP2014-J (2051 Voght Street) and authorizes issuance of the permit based on Option “B”
  • THAT Council awards the tender for the 2014 Infrastructure Renewal Program to H&M Excavating Ltd. in the amount of one million, nine hundred and twenty thousand, four hundred and ninety six dollars and twenty cents ($1,920,496.20) including the GST; AND THAT the Mayor and Corporate Officer be authorized to execute the required documents
  • THAT the deadline for compliance with the remedial action requirement by the Owners is amended to thirty (30) days after notice under Section 77 (1) is sent to the Owner subject to the remedial action requirement pursuant to Section 76 of the Community Charter
  • WHEREAS the property at 1590 Garcia Street (Lot 1, Block 2, District Lot 123, Kamloops Division, Yale District, Plan 7816 except such undersurface rights as are registered in AFB Volume 18, Folio 152, No 9837D) was badly damaged by fire on October 02, 2010 and since that time has existed in a dilapidated and uninhabitable condition; AND WHEREAS the City of Merritt has received, and continues to receive, many complaints since October 2010 from members of the public in regards to the condition of the property; AND WHEREAS the City of Merritt has tried repeatedly over the last several years to have the Owner(s) of the property remedy the property condition and the Owner(s) have neglected to do so; AND WHEREAS the City’s Fire Chief and Building Inspector have expressed serious concerns in regards to the health and safety arising from the property condition; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that 1590 Garcia Street (Lot 1, Block 2, District Lot 123, Kamloops Division, Yale District, Plan 7816 except such undersurface rights as are registered in AFB Volume 18, Folio 152, No 9837D), is hereby declared a nuisance pursuant to section 74 of the Community Charter (SBC 2003); AND THAT the Owners, Amaritpal Sidhu and Gurpaul Singh Brar, are hereby directed to either: restore and repair the property, in compliance with the BC Building Code, City of Merritt Building and Nuisance Abatement Bylaws and any other relevant enactment, to a habitable condition; or demolish and remove the fire-damaged building and restore the property condition so that it is no longer a nuisance; AND FURTHER THAT the deadline for compliance with the remedial action requirement by the Owners is amended to thirty (30) days after notice under Section 77 (1) is sent to the Owner subject to the remedial action requirement pursuant to Section 76 of the Community Charter; AND FURTHER THAT if the Owners neglect to, or fail to, comply with this remedial action requirement by the deadline the City, or its agents or contractors, may enter on the property and demolish and remove the fire-damaged building and restore the property condition so that it is no longer a nuisance and the City shall be entitled to recover its cost from the Owners as a debt in like manner as taxes against the property 
  • THAT Council accepts the application and awards a Revitalization Tax Exemption Certificate subject to final inspection to 0964698 BC Ltd. (2490 Priest Avenue)
  • THAT Council accept the second quarter report for the Merritt Visitor Information at the Baillie House as presented

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL

  • Councillor Goetz thanked the Public Works Department for the bar-b-q and tour of the newly renovated public works building and congratulated Ty Pozzobon on his second place finish at the Calgary Stampede 
  • Councillor Baker also thanked the Public Works Department for the tour and bar-b-q and thanked MLA Jackie Tegart for bringing the Liberal Caucus meeting to Merritt
  • Councillor Norgaard suggested the bottom of the teepee signs have banners put on the bottom reading: “Home of Ty Pozzobon – professional bull rider” and “Home of Roger Sloan – professional golfer” 
  • Mayor Roline attended the Liberal Caucus bar-b-q and Chamber of Commerce luncheon for the Liberal Caucus as well as the “friends of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s” school reunion
  • Councillor Menard assisted Sku-lu-la with transporting clients to camp


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