Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WL Council Highlights - Feb 9th mtg

Present: Mayor W. Cobb; Councillors S. Nelson, J. Ryll, L. Walters, and S. Zacharias

Meeting Agenda approved/Mins of the Jan 26th WL City Council meeting approved


Williams Lake Indian Band Councillor Rick Gilbert appeared before Council to discuss a Multicultural event to take place in June 2016

A Question/Answer period ensued
Mayor Cobb, on behalf of Council, thanked Councillor R. Gilbert for his time/information

Resolved - Council authorized a letter of support for their application to the ‘Inter-Action, Canada’s Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program’ through Citizenship and Immigration Canada for funding towards the Williams Lake Indian Band's Multicultural Gathering event being held in June 2016.


a) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings for the periods ending January 28 and February 4, 2016

b) Council approved travel and associated expenses for Mayor Cobb to attend the 2016 Council of Forest Industries (COFI) Convention from April 6 to 8, 2016 in Kelowna, BC and for Councillor Ryll to attend the BC Ferry Working Group Meetings being held in Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and in Victoria, BC on Thursday, February 25, 2016

c) Council adopted recommendations from the Jan 27th Central Cariboo/City of WL Joint Committee meeting as follows:

i) The agenda item summary from Darron Campbell, Manager of Community Services, Cariboo Regional District dated January 20, 2016 regarding a proposed contribution agreement with the Williams Lake Cycling Club to support management and operation of its public recreation trail system be received; and further, that the City of Williams Lake enter into an agreement with the Cycling Club for a term of three years at an annual cost of $10,000, which will be allocated from the Central Cariboo Recreation function.

ii) The agenda item summary of Darron Campbell, Manager of Community Services, Cariboo Regional District dated January 21, 2016, together with the letter from the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Association dated January 21, 2016 and addressed to the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society requesting amendments to the Fee-for-Service agreement between the Cariboo Regional District and the WLCBIA be received and referred to the Fee for Service Management Committee.

d) Council received an Development Variance Permit Application from Northern Vac Services Ltd. (Grosso Pre-Cast) at 4665 Collier Place to reduce the Front Lot Line Setback. The DVP application will be considered by Council formally at its' March 8th meeting

e) Council approved the use of City equipment for the purpose of hauling dirt into the arena for the 2016 Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo, and the use of a loader to remove the earth post-event, in conjunction with Municipal Services volunteer labour.

f) Council referred to a future Committee of the Whole meeting the proposed 2016 Road Rehab Projects Report for consideration of Council

g) Council adopted Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Amendment Bylaw No. 2241

h) Council ratified one Committee of the Whole recommendation as follows:

That pursuant to Committee of Whole Council Report #03-2016 and the report of the Planner dated January 22, 2016, the letter from Central Builders Home Hardware dated November 9, 2015 inquiring on the potential closure and sale of that part of Sixth Avenue South adjacent to their property at 250 Sixth Avenue South be received, and Council request from the proponent:

a copy of the Title Search of the property addressed as 250 Sixth Avenue South, as well as all non-financial registrations registered on Title;
a written commitment from the proponent that upon taking ownership of the Sixth Avenue South lot, it will be consolidated to the proponent lot;
a reference or explanatory plan prepared by a BCLS land surveyor, indicating dimensions and area of the area of road proposed to be closed, as well as building locations and setbacks on the affected lots;
a commitment by the proponent that the water connections from the current City water main connecting to 285 Sixth Avenue South and 648 Mackenzie Avenue South will be addressed by a civil engineer. Preferably, a new connection to 648 Mackenzie Avenue South will be put in place with City service from Mackenzie Avenue South only; and the City sewer line under Sixth Avenue South will be turned over to the owner, with sewer service from Mackenzie Avenue South only;
a confirmation by the owner of Lot 19, Block C, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan 7977 (Lot B) that they are receptive to consideration of a proposal to convert the road to a driveway access as well as the proposed water servicing plan; and
a confirmation of the owner that it will allow consolidation of Lot 4, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan EPP2301 and Lot 2, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan EPP2301 (the “C” lots) and commitment of the proponent to do so;

and further, that upon satisfactory submission of the required materials above, staff be directed to obtain a property appraisal of the roadway property and report back to Council with an update on findings.

i) Council gave approval to a request of the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo for a Special Occasion Liquor License for April 15th, 16th, 17th at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, pursuant to City Policy and subject to RCMP approval.

j) Council gave approval for the 2016 Graduation Parade scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016 between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM, along the route as proposed

k) Council gave approval for the CMHA's 4th Annual Ride Don't Hide fundraising event on Sunday, June 26, 2016, starting in Boitanio Park and along the route as outlined and the community be encouraged to participate

l) Council received a letter from the Cariboo Regional District concerning the nomination period for appointments of a Cariboo Regional District representative to the NCLGA Executive Board

m) Council received the Jan 27th, 2016 minutes of the Central Cariboo/City of Williams Lake Joint Committee meeting

n) Council received the 'Council Information Package' as of Feb 9th as follows:

• January 25, 2016 - Press Release re Walmart Canada Aims to Reduce Plastic Waste;
• January 29, 2016 - Environment & Climate Change Canada re Consultation on Amending List of Species Under the Species at Risk Act.

Members' of Council gave oral reports on their activities in the City

Meeting adjourned at 6:57pm

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