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September 15, 2015 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PUBLIC INPUT

  • Nil

GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions

  • Mr. M. Lyn, President, Sagebrush Agri Park presented to Council the proposed Merritt Meadow Horse Track project which includes an off track betting theatre (Tele Theatre), an equine learning centre and a race track,  The Sagebrush Agri Park is requesting a partnership with the City to provide lands within the City to develop the horse facility.
  • Mr. M. Shewchuk provided for Council the background and history of the Wild Wind Onion given by the estate of Mr. H. Lange to the Museum and Archives Society.  The Museum and Archives Society is requesting City permission to place the Wild Wind Onion in Lions Park and assistance from the City Public Works Department to construct the foundation.
  • THAT Council approve the location for the Wild Wind Onion Project in Lions Park; AND THAT the City provide financial assistance up to five thousand ($5,000) dollars to construct the foundation for the Wild Wind Onion Project

     

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • Nil
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  • BYLAWS

  • City of Merritt Animal Control  Bylaw No. 2197, 2015 be read a first time
  • City of Merritt Animal Control  Bylaw No. 2197, 2015 be tabled pending clarification of definitions and  addressing tethering of dogs left in the sun without water or shade
  • City of Merritt Fees & Charges Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2198, 2015 be read a first, second and third time
  • City of Merritt Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2199, 2015 be read a first, second and third time

NEW BUSINESS

  • Nil
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  • NOTICES OF MOTION

  • Council rescind Development Permit DP2013-K
  • Council accept the application from ENN Canada for Development Permit DP2015-F; AND THAT Council approve Development Permit DP 2015-F, and authorize issuance of the permit subject to the requisite security bond being received for landscaping in the amount of thirty six thousand three hundred and ninety five dollars and four cents ($36,395.04)

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    Council authorizes notice of its intention to dispose of City’s property, 1755 Coldwater Avenue, Parcel B, (KF32633), Block 1, District Lot 125, Kamloops Division Yale District, Plan 838 except such undersurface rights as registered in AFB Vol. 1, Fol. 745 No., also known as the Cadet Hall, via a Lease Agreement with the Merritt Army Cadet Parents’ Association and the Merritt Navy League, during the period of October 16, 2015 to October 15, 2018, with a specified annual payment of one ($1.00) dollar plus applicable taxes

    REPORTS FROM COUNCIL

  • Councillor Brown judged the Rodeo Fall Fair Parade on September 05th; attended an energy developer luncheon, BC Hydro open house as well as an open house for Andrea Rogers on September 12th; her granddaughter sang the National Anthem at the last Centennial’s hockey game and reminded everyone that school is back in session and please proceed with caution and reduce speeds in school zones
  • Councillor Goetz provided the latest gas buddy prices with Merritt being the highest in the province; attended the BC Hydro open house as well as an open house for Andrea Rogers on September 12th
  • Councillor Prowal participated in the Rodeo Fall Fair Parade on September 05th; attended the Fall Fair on September 06th, Gold Country meeting on September 07th, BC Hydro open house as well as an open house for Andrea Rogers on September 12th, and the Gold Country Geo Cache wind up September 13th 
  • Councillor Goetz provided history on the Merritt Ambassador Program as well as the history of the timing of the annual pool shut down and quoted the latest gas buddy prices  
  • Councillor Norgaard judged the Rodeo Fall Fair Parade on September 05th; and the Council Strategic Planning Session on September 14th Councillor Norgaard reported on the Nicola Lake Steering Committee meeting she attended on September 15th 
  • Councillor Baker attended the Music in the Park and encouraged everyone to drive by the Merritt Green Energy plant
  • Mayor Menard attended a Bio-solids meeting, the Rodeo as well as hosting Mayor drop-in sessions and participating in the Council Strategic Planning Session
  • City of Merritt present a “Supporter of Note” award to Andrea Rogers
  • City of Merritt purchase Canadian version of the “International Day of Older Persons” flag at a cost of eighty-five ($85.00) dollars which can be displayed at City Hall


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