Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WL Council Highlights - Oct 18th mtg

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

Meeting to order at 6pm
Meeting Agenda adopted/Mins of the Oct 4th, 2016 meeting of WL City Council adopted


Leslie Wirth from Engage Sport North appeared before Council to provide an overview of their organization and services

A Question/Answer period ensued

Mayor Cobb, on behalf of Council, thanked Ms. Wirth for her time/information


1) Council received the accounts payable computer cheque listings for the periods ending October 6, 7 and 13, 2016

2) Council agreed with TELUS' proposal to construct two wireless telecommunications facilities, provided they are constructed substantially in accordance with the plans as submitted along McKenzie Avenue in Glendale

3) Council awarded the Landfill Drainage Replacement contract to Peterson Contracting Ltd. for the total tendered amount of $165,250.00, excluding GST

4) Council adopted two Bylaws as follows:

a) Fire Protection and Control Amendment Bylaw No. 2248, 2016

Mayor Cobb/Councillor Zacharias both declared a conflict of interest on the next item and left the meeting at 6:32pm

Acting Mayor (Councillor) C. Smith assumed the Chair

b) Permissive Tax Exemption Amendment Bylaw No. 2250, 2016 was adopted

Mayor Cobb/Councillor Zacharias re-entered the meeting & Mayor Cobb resumed the Chair at 6:33pm

5) Council approved the 2016 Annual Memory Tree Celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM at City Hall

6) Council, as it relates to 2016 Remembrance Day, :

a) approved the Poppy Campaign sale days from October 28 to November 11, 2016;
b) encouraged the community to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Gibraltar Room on November 11, 2016;
c) approved the parade route on November 11, 2016 as indicated, and Staff coordinate the placement of barricades as requested;
d) approved the use of the City Hall lobby for accumulation of Wreath and Crosses before and after the service parade; and further,
e) authorized the Legion Flag to be displayed on the City's flag pole for the week of November 4 through 11, 2016.

7) Council provided a letter of support for the Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch's Community Gaming Grant application through the Province's Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch for their multiculturalism program and outreach advocacy and support program

8) Council received In-Camera Report #7/2016 and the following In-Camera Resolution was reported:

“That the report of the Director of Development Services dated September 27, 2016 regarding Hamel property trail acquisition be received and Council request the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the biking Associations to install new signage on Fox Mountain trails and remove all routes on the Hamel property from trail maps, including digital apps.”

Late Items:

1) Council authorized the submission of an application to the BC Rural Dividend Program to seek $500,000 in financial support toward the costs for the development of a Heritage Park, which will serve as the new location of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin and the 153 Mile Store

2) Council agreed to support the Tl'esqox (Toosey) First Nation's application to the BC Rural Divident Program for funding toward their Tiny Home Project

Members of Council reported out on their recent activities

Meeting adjourned at 6:56pm

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