Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Quesnel Council Highlights - May 5th mtg

Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:

2014 Financial bylaws
Council gave final adoption to Bylaw No. 1736, Five Year Financial Plan (2014 - 2018) and Bylaw No. 1737, Tax Rates (2014) which confirms the property tax rates for 2014.
The Bylaws in their entirety will be posted on the main page of the City’s website for public review. 
Council receives quarterly report

Council received the Strategic Planning - Quarterly Report for 2014. Staff highlighted the West Quesnel Land Stability project in that monitoring results will be available in July/August. A public meeting will be held in early fall to review the findings of those results with residents. As well, once the monitoring report and findings are complete, a Work Plan to move forward will be developed as well as a lobbying strategy to secure funding from the provincial and federal governments.

Council approves banner policy
Council approved the City of Quesnel Banner Policy which will establish guidelines and provide a formal approval process to address requests from community organizations who would like to have banners installed on street poles in the City.
The Policy will delegate the responsibility for approving banner installations to the Tourism and Civic Pride Committee.

Statement of Financial Information
Council approved Schedules “B” (2013 Council and Employee Remuneration) and “C” (Goods and Services Equal to and over $25,000) of the City’s 2013 Statement of Financial Information, a requirement under the Financial Information Act.

Properties receive Notice of Contravention
Council approved the filing of Contravention Notices with the Land Titles Offices on several properties.
These properties have been identified as being in contravention of the City’s Building Regulations. The Notice would serve as a warning to any prospective purchaser of the property that the contraventions exist and have not been rectified in accordance with the local building regulations.

Quesnel resident receives BC Community Achievement Award
Council congratulated Pat Wahlstrom, a recipient of the BC Community Achievement Award.
The BC Achievement Foundation is an independent advisory council that selects the recipients of the award from nominations received in the fall. These recipients were recognized in a formal presentation at Government House in Victoria on April 29 and each received a certificate and a medallion designed by BC artist Robert Davidson.
The BC Achievement Foundation was established and endowed by the province of BC to celebrate excellence in the arts, humanities, enterprise, and community service.

Other news
-          Council appointed two new members to the Tourism and Civic Pride Committee for a two-year term ending December 31, 2015. Welcome to Bernice Heinzelman and Amber Gregg.
-          Council acknowledged the appointment of Katrina Leckovic, the new Chief Administrative Officer for Wells.
-          Northern Green Supply Ltd. will be submitting an application to Health Canada to become a licensed producer under the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).  Medical marijuana production under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations program remains a non-permitted use within the City of Quesnel.

Important dates
May 25 - North Quesnel Neighbourhood Association block sale
May 29 - District/Authority Award Scholarship competition
May - Lyme Disease Awareness month

NEXT Regular Council Meeting:
Monday May 26, 7 p.m.
NEXT Delegation/Committee of the Whole Meeting: 
Monday May 12, 7 p.m. 

NEXT North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee Meeting:
Tuesday May 13, 5:30 p.m.

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