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June 12, 2012 Regular Council Meeting

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
General Matters:
  1. Members of the 950 Rocky Mountain Rangers presented to Council a photograph and plaque as a token of their appreciation for Council's support and use of the Civic Centre for their 90th anniversary celebrations
  2. Const. Tracy Dunsmore, RCMP and Kelly Donaldson, Community Policing Office made a presentation to Council on the efforts and successes of the Housing Task, a sub-committee of the Social Planning Committee, that was formed in January 2011 and provided the statistics for the "CREW" Shelter from December 2011 to March 2012
  3. Sgt. Norm Fleming, Acting RCMP S/Sgt presented the RCMP annual report providing statistics for 2011 and the trending for 2012 and advised that S/Sgt Sheila White will be taking her post n Merritt as of July 09, 2012
Unfinished Business:
  1. Council approved the Development Permit 2012-B for Armstrong Street
  2. Council deferred the Capital Replacement Review to allow the Financial Services Manager the opportunity to research the capabilities of the current Asset Management module on MAIS
  1. Council adopted the City of Merritt By-Election and Voting Procedure and Automated Voting Machines Authorization Bylaw
New Business:
  1. Council accepted the application and awarded a Revitalization Tax Exemption Certificate, subject to final inspection for 1701 Menzies Street
  2. Council adopted the amended Terms of Reference for the Directional Signage Committee
  3. Council appointed the following members to the Directional Signage Committee:  Councillor Mike Goetz, 1 City of Merritt staff member, Kurt Christopherson, Chelsea Werrun, Don McLeod, Dave Fahlman and Ron Sanders
  4. Council adopted the amended Busking/Street Entertainment Policy
Reports from Council:
  1. Councillor Goetz attended the 950 Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadets 90th Anniversary, the Country Run and the Community Round Table
  2. Council approved Councillor Norgaard replacing former Councillor Brigden on the Water Resource Advisory Committee and the Policy and Bylaw Review Committee
  3. Councillor Murdoch attended the Walk of Stars Gala
  4. Mayor Roline also attended the Walk of Stars Gala as well as the signing of the agreement between the Canadian Country Music Association, the National Music Centre and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
  5. Councillor Norgaard attended the Water Festival
  6. Councillor Baker congratulated Noel Bergman and McKenzie Finch on their achievements and awards at the National Science Fair

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