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November 18, 2014 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PUBLIC INPUT

Ms. G. Prowal expressed her concerns regarding the preliminary flow rates for Sunniva Medical Inc. asking if Sunniva Medical Inc. will be recycling the water and where and how will the water be discharged

GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions

  • S/Sgt S. White provided Council with the third quarter (July – September) report for the Merritt Detachment policing activity report along with comparisons for the same period in 2013
  • Mr. M. Sasges thanked the Planning & Development Services Manager for the documented history of the gates in Centennial Park and presented that the gates prohibit passage of public usage and does not see the law that enables this intervention 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • THAT Council uphold vehicle access restrictions through Centennial Park;

    AND THAT residents work with staff with the procedure of double locking the first gate only so residents can continue access to property

BYLAWS

  • THAT the revised policy Provision of Services Outside City Boundaries be approved
  • THAT the City of Merritt Administrative Fees Bylaw No. 2025, Amendment Bylaw No. 2185, 2014 be read a first time
  • THAT the City of Merritt Administrative Fees Bylaw No. 2025, Amendment Bylaw No. 2185, 2014 be read a second time
  • THAT the City of Merritt Administrative Fees Bylaw No. 2025, Amendment Bylaw No. 2185, 2014 be read a third time
  • THAT the Corporation of the City of Merritt Waterworks Bylaw No. 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 2186, 2014 be read a first time
  • THAT the Corporation of the City of Merritt Waterworks Bylaw No. 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 2186, 2014 be read a second time
  • THAT the Corporation of the City of Merritt Waterworks Bylaw No. 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 2186, 2014 be read a third time
  • THAT City of Merritt Highway Closure and Removal of Dedication Bylaw No. 2180 be read a first time
  • THAT City of Merritt Highway Closure and Removal of Dedication Bylaw No. 2180 be read a second time
  • THAT City of Merritt Highway Closure and Removal of Dedication Bylaw No. 2180 be read a third time
  • THAT Council provide notice of its intention to consider the adoption of City of Merritt Highway Closure and Removal of Dedication Bylaw No. 2180 in accordance with the requirements of the Community Charter and provide an opportunity for person who consider they are affected by the Bylaw to make representations to the Council
  • THAT Council provide notice of its intention to consider the adoption of City of Merritt Highway Closure and Removal of Dedication Bylaw No. 2180 to: BC Hydro and Power Authority, Telus Communications, Shaw Cable, Fortis BC, Trans Mountain/Kinder Morgan Canada and the City of Merritt Public Works Department
  • THAT Council provide notice of its intention to dispose of land (Closed Road – comprising 1.033 ha) to Superstar Properties Ltd. (Inc. No. 3654712) in exchange for land to be dedicated as Road (comprising 0.710 ha) and proposed Lot 1 (comprising 0.232 ha.)

NEW BUSINESS

  • THAT Council awards the Request for Proposal for the Cemetery Master Plan to Lees and Associates
  • THAT Council approves Development Permit application DP2014-Q (1098 Houston Street); AND THAT Council approves Development Permit DP2014-Q (1098 Houston Street) and authorizes issuance of the Permit
  • THAT Council authorizes the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer to execute the proposed Land Exchange Agreement between the City of Merritt and Superstar Properties LTD. under the terms herein 

NOTICES OF MOTION

  • THAT Council direct staff to prepare a daft Code of Conduct Policy that would be focused on the actions of Council members in the provisions of their duties; AND THAT Council gives serious consideration for the adoption of such policy
  • THAT Council direct staff to prepare a Public Engagement Policy for use by the City of Merritt.  The intent of this policy is to lay out the roles of the City, it’s Council, staff and its citizens in keeping the public engaged and informed on City activities; AND THAT Council give serious consideration to the adoption of this policy 

     

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL

  • Councillor Goetz thanked the Chamber of Commerce for organizing the all candidates meetings and thanked Jamie for moderating the event; the Chief Election Officer for the conduct of the election and expressed his disappointment that all members of Council were not able to take part in the hospital tour with Minister Lake and MLA Tegart and expects there will be a report.  Councillor Goetz that Mayor Roline for her dedication and service as Mayor for the past 6 years and Councillor Kroeker for his many years of service on Council for the City of Merritt
  • Councillor Christopherson echoed the comments of Councillor Goetz regarding the hospital tour and expressed his appreciation to Mayor Roline, Councillors Kroeker and Norgaard for their years of service for the City
  • Councillor Menard also expressed his accolades to Councillors Kroeker and Norgaard and his disappointment in all of Council not being able to tour the hospital with Minister Lake and MLA Tegart.  Councillor Menard thanked Mayor Roline for her guidance and outstanding service to the community
  • Councillor Norgaard expressed her pleasure in working with Council and Mayor and commented her door is always open for protocol for any members of Council
  • Mayor Roline attended the Business after Business at the Funeral chapel and the Crime Stoppers Murder Mystery fundraiser; the hospital tour with Minister Lake and MLA Tegart and the no host luncheon held prior to the tour.  Mayor Roline congratulated the new Councillors and Mayor


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