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June 10 2014 Regular Council Meeting

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions

  • Ms. Reynolds presented to Council a project to obtain and refurbish the Wind Onion which is on the private property of the owner and inventor (Heinz Lange). The desire is to refrubish and relocate the Wind Onion to a prominent area of Merritt.  Aslo discussed with Ms. Reynolds, Museum and Baillie House representatives was the historical value, education potentional, tourism potentional, patents or patents pending, insurance, honoring Mr. Lange, temporary storage and ultimately refurbishing and permanent public display


  • THAT Council does not agree to continue working with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association's case study pilot project and consider the website proposal and funding options as the lead but directs the Economic Development Manager as the lead to begin brand implementation once completed and as busget allows compilmenting the economic development strategy and its directions regarding tourism and marketing


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  • THAT Council approve the Extraordinary Special Events Additional Fire Services Agreement; AND THAT the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to execute the Agreement on behalf of the City
  • THAT Council adopts the Permissive Tax Exemptions Policy as circulated
  • THAT Council award two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Love to Dance Academy for their 2014 extraordinary grant application


  • Councillor Menard reported on the Ty Pozzobon Invitational with over 3,000 in attendance as well as the after party hosted by the Centennials with over 800 in attendance.  The Centennials are also involved with Sturgis Canada and have some new members on their executive as a result of their AGM held June 04th 
  • Councillor Christopherson attended the Merritt Country Run on June 08th with over 300 entrees
  • Councillor Goetz raised some concerns of non-electric cars parking in front of the charging stations and electric cars not being able to access the chargers  
  • Councillor Norgaard commented on the handicap parking in front of City Hall 
  • Mayor Roline attended the Merritt Country Run on June 08th and the Merritt Integrated Project strategic plan workshop on June 09th 

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