Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WL Council Highlights - Nov 25th mtg

Present: Mayor Cook and Councillors Bonnell, Bourdon, Hughes, Rathor, and Walters


Darrell Garceau - City Manager
Rena Schill - Corporate Services/Records Mgmt Coordinator
Nigel Whitehead - Planning Tech
Chris Hutton - Planner
Tom Chung - IT Mgr
Geoff Paynton - Director of Community Services
Beth Holden - Events/Marketing Coordinator

Meeting called to order at 6pm
Meeting Agenda approved/Nov 4th WL City Council meeting minutes approved


1) Dylan Matheson, Wildsafe BC Coordinator appeared before Council to discuss the 2014 Williams Lake Wildsafe Program Summary

A Question and Answer period ensued
Mayor Cook, on behalf of Council, thanked Mr. Matheson for his time and information

Resolved - Council received for information the report of the Planner dated November 19, 2014, together with the 'WildSafe BC Year-End Report 2014 - Williams Lake', containing a summary of the 2014 WildSafe program in Williams Lake and Staff report back to Council on issues contained in the 2014 Year End Report from WildSafe BC


1) Council received for information the account payable cheque runs for Nov 6, 13, and 20th

2) After receiving no public input - Council approved DVP#14-2014 (Lorne Marshall - Interior Lot Line Setback Reduction for Proposed Shed - 1265 Eleventh Avenue North)

3a) Council authorized submission of a bid application to host the 2015 BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium and up to $4,000 of the $5,000 budgeted for the Event Hosting Grant in 2015 be allocated specifically to this project. Council also approved the allocation of Staff time to this project leading up to the event, as well as successful operations of the weekend long symposium.

3b) Resolved - That the report of the Events/Marketing Coordinator re: BC Mountain Bike Tourism Association 2015 Symposium be referred to the Jan 2015 Central Cariboo/City of Williams Lake Joint Committee meeting

4) Council adopted Street Naming Bylaw #2223, 2014 by the following vote:

Affirmative - Mayor Cook, Councillors Bonnell, Bourdon, Hughes, Walters and Zacharias
Negative - Councillor SPS Rathor

5) Council received the "Council Information Package" as of Nov 25th as follows:

• November 3, 2014 - Seniors Advisory Council re concern at continued delay for the planning required for the CMH renovations;
• November 3, 2014 - AMTA Newsletter re closing of doors;
• November 5, 2014 - UBCM 'The Compass' Newsletter;
• November 6, 2014 - Minister of Health re UBCM Meeting and CMH redevelopment;
• November 14, 2014 - CRD Board Highlights;
• November 19, 2014 - UBCM 'The Compass' Newsletter.

Members of Council gave their "Farewell Speeches" to the conclusion of the 2011-2014 Term of Williams Lake Municipal Council

Meeting adjourned at 7:07pm

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