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June 25, 2013 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
General Matters:
  1. Water Resource Advisory Committee; Ginny Prowal, Chair to make a Presentation to Council
    File: 0572

    Water Resource Advisory Committee has requested the presentation be re-scheduled for a future date

Unfinished Business:
  1. THAT Council approve the request from the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council for ninety five hundred ($9,500) dollars to provide a Cultural Mapping policy for the City of Merritt
  2. THAT Council approve five thousand ($5,000) dollars to the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council as allocated at the 2012 budget discussions
    Voting Opposed:  Councillors Baker, Goetz and Mayor Roline
Bylaws:
  1. THAT City of Merritt Architectural Drawings for Two Phase Fire Station Alterations Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2149, 2013 be given first reading
  2. THAT City of Merritt Architectural Drawings for Two Phase Fire Station Alterations Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2149, 2013 be given second reading
  3. THAT City of Merritt Architectural Drawings for Two Phase Fire Station Alterations Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2149, 2013 be given third reading
  4. THAT Council uses the “Alternative Approval Process” to obtain approval of the electors, with the deadline for receiving elector responses to be established once approval of the Inspector of Municipalities has been received
  5. THAT City of Merritt Central Park Improvements – Upgrades to Washrooms and Construction of a Lacrosse Box Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2149, 2013 be given first reading
    Voting Opposed:  Councillors Kroeker and Norgaard
  6. THAT City of Merritt Central Park Improvements – Upgrades to Washrooms and Construction of a Lacrosse Box Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2149, 2013 be given second reading
    Voting Opposed:  Councillors Kroeker and Norgaard
  7. THAT City of Merritt Central Park Improvements – Upgrades to Washrooms and Construction of a Lacrosse Box Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2149, 2013 be given third reading
    Voting Opposed:  Councillors Kroeker and Norgaard
  8. THAT Council uses the “Alternative Approval Process” to obtain approval of the electors, with the deadline for receiving elector responses to be established once approval of the Inspector of Municipalities has been received
    Voting opposed:  Councillor Kroeker
  9. THAT City of Merritt 2013 Asphalt Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013 be given first reading
  10. THAT City of Merritt 2013 Asphalt Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013 be given second reading
  11. THAT City of Merritt 2013 Asphalt Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013 be given third reading
  12. THAT Council uses the “Alternative Approval Process” to obtain approval of the electors, with the deadline for receiving elector responses to be established once approval of the Inspector of Municipalities has been received
  13. THAT City of Merritt 2013 Sidewalk Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013 be given first reading
  14. THAT City of Merritt 2013 Sidewalk Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013 be given second reading
  15. THAT City of Merritt 2013 Sidewalk Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013 be given third reading
  16. THAT Council uses the “Alternative Approval Process” to obtain approval of the electors, with the deadline for receiving elector responses to be established once approval of the Inspector of Municipalities has been received
  17. THAT City of Merritt Public Works Utility Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013 be given first reading
  18. THAT City of Merritt Public Works Utility Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013 be given second reading
  19. THAT City of Merritt Public Works Utility Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013 be given third reading
  20. THAT Council uses the “Alternative Approval Process” to obtain approval of the electors, with the deadline for receiving elector responses to be established once approval of the Inspector of Municipalities has been received

    *Councillor Kroeker left the meeting at 8:06 p.m. and returned at 8:08 p.m.
    *Councillor Baker declared a conflict of interest as he is a Tolko Industries Ltd. employee and left the meeting at 8:06 p.m.

New Business:
  1. THAT Council authorizes the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer, on behalf of the City of Merritt, to sign the Performance Agreement for the Subdivision and Development of Land in the City of Merritt for the following property: PID: 005568501 Lot A, Plan 25206, DLs 166 172 1918, KDYD, subject to receiving the requisite security, and effective for a period of twelve (12) months from the day the security is received

    *Councillor Baker returned to the meeting at 8:12 p.m.

  2. THAT Council approve Development Permit Amendment Application DP2010-S for McDonald’s Restaurant

    *Councillor Murdoch declared a conflict of interest and left the meeting at 8:17 p.m.

  3. THAT Council review the request and award an Extra Ordinary Grant-in-Aid to the City of Music in the amount of five thousand ($5,000) dollars

    *Councillor Murdoch returned to the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

  4. THAT Council pass a resolution requesting the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development issue an order pursuant to Section 315.3 of the Local Government Act, for authorization to write off property taxes for the properties listed in Appendix “A” totaling the amount of eighteen thousand six hundred and forty three dollars and eighty-nine cents ($18,643.89) (City of Merritt portion ten thousand four hundred and sixty six dollars and eighteen cents ($10,466.18)

    *Councillor Murdoch declared a conflict of interest and left the meeting at 8:27 p.m.

  5. THAT Council provide a letter of support for the Chamber of Commerce New Horizon Program grant application

    *Councillor Murdoch returned to the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

  6. THAT Council adopts the 2012 Annual Report as presented
  7. THAT Council adopts the 2012 Statement of Financial Information as presented
  8. THAT Council provide a letter of support for the West TNRD Local Food for Thriving Communities Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund grant application
Reports From council:
  1. Councillor Goetz attended the Fireside opening at Spirit Square and the Rocky Mountain Cadet Inspection
  2. Councillor Norgaard also attended the Fireside opening and commented that books and game donations would be greatly appreciated
  3. Councillor Baker attended the Ride to Survive, the school recycling competition and congratulated the local 5 pin bowling team on becoming the national champions.  He also wished Pat Sibilleau the best with her new endeavors at Wood Buffalo
  4. Mayor Roline also thanked Pat Sibilleau for her service and congratulated the success of the Fire Department WEP program having placed 3 out of the 5 candidates from the last program into career departments.  Mayor Roline provided a tour of City Hall to the Bench Elementary grade three class; had lunch with MLA Jackie Tagert and attended the Chamber of Commerce event welcoming the Bass Coast Festival.  Mayor Roline also attended the Ride to Survive and the school recycling event.  The Gold Country Geocaching event will be held June 29th and Canada Day celebrations will occur on July 01st 

     

 



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