Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WL Council Highlights - July 19th mtg

Present: Mayor Cobb; Councillors Bonnell, Nelson (via teleconference), Ryll, Smith, Walters and Zacharias

Meeting called to order at 6pm

Mayor Cobb acknowledged that the meeting was taking place on traditional Northern Shuswap territory

Meeting Agenda approved/Minutes of the June 28th WL City Council meeting adopted


Jay Morrison from Spectra Energy appeared before Council to give an General Area Update of Natural Gas Transmission System in the Williams Lake area

A Question/Answer period ensued

Mayor Cobb, on behalf of Council, gave Mr. Morrison for his time/information


1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings dated June 30, July 7 and July 14, 2016

2) After receiving no public input - Council approved DP #01-2016 - Tom Wittal - Front Fa├žade Redevelopment - 28 Broadway Avenue North

At 6:21pm - Councillor Sue Zacharias declared a conflict of interest on the next two items and left Council Chambers

3) After receiving no public input - Council approved DP #02-2016 - United Concrete & Gravel Ltd. - Reconstruction of Industrial Use - 245 Hodgson Road

4) Council approved the sale of a portion of Lot 2, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan BCP39163 (identified as 0.181 ha portion of Lot 2 to be consolidated with Lot 1, Plan PGP44973 on the attached Plan of Proposed Subdivision), located at 235 Hodgson Road, adjacent to their property at and to be consolidated into 245 Hodgson Road, to United Concrete & Gravel Ltd. for the amount of $18,500

At 6:23pm - Councillor Sue Zacharias returned to the meeting

5) Council received Executive Committee Report #5-2016 in regards to placement of the mountain bike trail development for the Signal Point area being placed on the project list for 2017, and authorizing Staff to apply for applicable grants for this project

6) Council agreed to provide a letter of support in regards to the Tsilhqot'in National Government's efforts to renovate Kwaleen School into a community centre to deliver recreational programming for Cariboo area residents.

7) Council gave approval to close the alley below Oliver Street which connects Third Avenue South and Fourth Avenue South for the 14th Annual Family Street Party of the Williams Lake Boys/Girls Club on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

8) Council received two In-Camera Reports as follows:

a) “That the report of the Bylaw Services Officer dated June 8, 2016 regarding the fire damaged building at 55 6th Avenue South be received and Council approve in principle the demolition of the fire damaged building and Staff be directed to begin the tendering process for the demolition work required and once finalized, thirty (30) day notice be provided to the owner of the property and the mortgage holder on title.”

b) “That pursuant to the report of the Airport Manager dated June 23, 2016, Council approve the 2016 Standing Offer for Aviation Fuel with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources and the Mayor and Corporate Officer be authorized to sign the agreement on behalf of the City.”

9) Late Item - Council authorized Staff to hang a banner celebrating Kayla Moleschi's participation at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

10) Council received the 'Council Information Package' as of July 19th as follows:

• June 30, 2016 - CRD Board Highlights

Members of Council gave oral reports on their recent activities

Mayor Cobb introduced the Interim CAO for the City of Williams Lake, Mr. Wayne Thiessen.

The Interim CAO spoke on what he had been doing since starting on July 11th

Meeting adjourned at 6:46pm

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