Monday, April 11, 2016
City Council Preview, Monday, April 11, 2016
The evening is set to start with the presentation from Representatives of AltaGas who will appear in Council this evening, set to provide some background to their plans to develop an export terminal at Ridley Island.
Tonight would also appear to be report night for Council members, with five to review on the evening.
The first from the City's Fire Chief which provides a full review of the City's fire department methods and procedures, as well as a number of amendments to the current Bylaw that is in place.
Proposed Road Closures will also be reviewed tonight, with Council to review two closure requests one for Chamberlain Avenue, the other for Park Avenue and Five Corners.
Financial items also make the list for tonight's session, with Council to review the 2016 Five Year Financial Plan and the 2016 Property Tax Bylaw.
The information related to the 2016 Property Tax Bylaw, notes that there will be no tax increase for 2016, which would appear to indicate that the City's plan of a few weeks ago, where the City had outlined some thoughts towards putting aside money for asset renewal purposes has been deferred for this year.
Council members will bring the evening to an end with an opportunity to raise any concerns or questions that they may have, while there will also be another update from the Mayor on the progress of the Housing Committee, as well as some comments from Councillor Mirau on a pair of his initiatives at Council.
The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Agenda for the Regular Council Session for Monday, April 11, 2016.
Council will also host a session at 5 PM closed to the public, to address items related to:
the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality; as well as negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.
Below we'll highlight the different elements of this evenings work from the Regular session Agenda, for further background on each item, the page number from the Agenda is listed in red.
The Regular Council session starts off with the adoption of agendas and minutes.
Petitions and Delegations will bring representatives from Alta Gas Limited to the Council chamber, to provide an introduction to the proposed Propane Export Terminal at Ridley Island.
Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.
Followed by Reports and Recommendations
Report from the Director of Operations
Correspondence For Action
Resolutions from Closed Meetings
Bylaws mark the next item of the Agenda on the night and makes for a lengthy list of items to be addressed.
Report from the Fire Chief -- Background on the Fire Control and Protection Amendment ( see page 12 of the Agenda)
Report from the Director of Operations -- Outlining the details of a proposed road closure for a portion of Chamberlain Avenue (see page 74 of the Agenda)
Report from the Director of Operations -- Outlining the details of a proposed road closure in the Park Avenue and Five Corners area (see page 79 of the Agenda)
Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Background and introduction of the Five year Financial Plan Bylaw (see page 84 of the Agenda)
Report from the Chief Financial Officer -- Background on the City's 2016 Property Tax Bylaw (see page 97 of the Agenda)
The evening then moves on to Additional Items from Council members, as well as Reports, Questions and Inquiries from Members of Council.
Council will hear an update from the Mayor on the Housing Committee, as well as updates from Councillor Mirau on the Children's Bill of Rights and Small Business Advisory Committee plans.
The Live broadcast of the City Council session can be found here, a video archive of past sessions is available here.
Our archive of items related to the April 11th session can be found here.
While our archive of all sessions of 2016 for council is available here.
Cross posted from the North Coast Review