THAT Council direct staff to gather residents' views regarding the proposed Cannabis Retail Licence at 3320 River Ranch Road, by requesting written submissions in response to posting public notice at 3320 River Ranch Road, issuing notices to residents within one hundred (100) feet of the property, and by publishing notices in two (2) consecutive editions of the Merritt Herald
THAT Council direct staff to prepare a letter of support for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 New Horizons Grant Program Application
THAT Council of the City of Merritt authorize three hundred thousand ($300,000) dollars to be borrowed, under section 175 of the Community Charter, from the Municipal Finance Authority, for the purpose of purchasing a 2019 Peterbilt 520, with a Labrie Front Loader attached;
AND THAT the loan be repaid within five (5) years, with no rights of renewal
THAT the Terms of Reference for the BC PNP Committee be amended to add Ms. Mae Ketter from Community Futures Nicola Valley to the BC PNP Committee in a non-voting advisory capacity
REPORTS FROM COUNCIL
Mayor Brown reported June 29th, 2019 would be the 100th anniversary of Merritt airport. She invited Mr. George to give an update on the planned celebrations, from 10am-2pm.
Mr. George said the event would take place in two weeks, posters were up, and that a committee of pilots and community members were moving it forwards. The intention is that Council will attend to run the BBQ.
Mayor Brown said an opportunity had arisen for two World War Two veteran aircraft from Oliver to visit and had requested five hundred ($500) dollars to subsidize the gas for the vintage aircraft. Mayor Brown moved this.