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February 26 2019 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

PUBLIC INPUT

Mr. Steve Hagen, representing Quilchena Cannabis Inc. spoke regarding item 8.2 in the agenda.  He introduced himself to Council and expressed his desire to see Council make a recommendation to the Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch in favour of granting a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence for his store at 1937 Quilchena Ave.
 
Mr. Irfan Sonawala, representing the developer for the proposed development at 4010 Walters Street, spoke to Council regarding item 7.1 in the agenda.  Mr. Sonawala discussed the project generally and that the goal of the agreement is to ensure that the 19 affordable housing units are provided at cost.
 
GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions
 
Sean Bruce-Hayes presented on behalf of Hive Cannabis, discussing the company’s background, vision and business model, including the signage and the layout for the store.
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
THAT Council approve the Grant in Aid requests listed in Category “A” on the attached Schedule “A”, in the amounts and types indicated on the spreadsheet
 
THAT Council approve the Grant in Aid request listed in Category “B” on the attached Schedule “A”, in the amount and type indicated on the spreadsheet
 
THAT Council approve the Grant in Aid request listed in Category “C” on the attached Schedule “A”, in the amount and type indicated on the spreadsheet
 
THAT Council approve the Grant in Aid request listed in Category “D” on the attached Schedule “A”, in the amount and type indicated on the spreadsheet
 
THAT Council approve the Grant in Aid requests listed in Category “E” on the attached Schedule “A”, in the amounts and types indicated on the spreadsheet
 
THAT Council direct staff to bring back a report comparing grant in aid funding amounts in the City of Merritt to other municipalities
 
BYLAWS
 
THAT City of Merritt Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2252, 2019 (1104 & 1132 Midday Valley Road) be read a third time
 
THAT City of Merritt Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2253, 2019 (1104 & 1132 Midday Valley Road) be read a third time
 
THAT Walters Street Housing Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 2254, 2019 be read a first time
 
THAT Walters Street Housing Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 2254, 2019 be read a second time;
AND THAT Walters Street Housing Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 2254, 2019 be considered at a public hearing
 
THAT City of Merritt Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2255, 2019 be read a first time
 
THAT City of Merritt Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2255, 2019 be read a second time
 
THAT City of Merritt Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2255, 2019 be read a third time
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
THAT Council recommend to the Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch that a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence be issued to Quilchena Cannabis Company Inc. to operate at 1937 Quilchena Avenue, with operating hours from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm seven (7) days a week;
AND THAT Council direct staff to submit the recommendation, including any required supporting material, to the LCRB

THAT Council recommend to the Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch that a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence be issued to Hive Cannabis 1159691 B.C. Ltd. to operate at 2040 Nicola Avenue, with operating hours from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm seven (7) days a week;
AND THAT Council direct staff to submit the recommendation, including any required supporting material, to the LCRB
 
THAT Council sponsor the 2019 Gold Country Communities Society Tourism Symposium (November 08-11, 2019) in Merritt with an in-kind donation of the Merritt Civic Centre valued at $2,250, sponsorship of $2,500 and Council attendance at the Tourism Symposium to be funded from the remaining grant in aid funds 
 
REPORTS FROM COUNCIL
 

THAT Council provide a letter of support in favour of Marius Auer’s application to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council

 



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