Friday, November 18, 2016

Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of Nov 21-25

The following local governments of the Cariboo-Chilcotin are meeting next week as follows:

Quesnel - Policy/Bylaw Review Standing Committee Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 22nd at 1pm in Quesnel Council Chambers (2nd Floor - 410 Kinchant St).  On the Agenda:

* Signage in Public Right-of-Way Report
* Sign Bylaw Amendment
* Draft General Complaint and Bylaw Enforcement Policy

View the full Agenda here

Then at 7pm, Quesnel Council will hold a Regular Meeting in Quesnel Council Chambers.  On the Agenda:

* Delegation: Spectra Energy - Annual Review - Jay Morrison, Lead Government and Community Relations
* Committee Report -- Financial Sustainability/Audit Committee
* Accessible Downtown Washroom
* Development Variance Permit - HUB Insurance
* West Quesnel Land Stability Phase II Project Update
* Bylaw of the Month - Sidewalk Snow Removal Reminder (Commercial Areas)

View the full Agenda here

Wells - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 22nd at 7pm in Wells Council Chambers (4243 Sanders Avenue).  When available, the Agenda can be viewed here

Williams Lake - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 22nd at 6pm in WL Council Chambers (450 Mart St).  On the Agenda:

* Seeding Start-Ups Pilot Project
* Encroachment Agreements
* Williams Lake Transit
* Property Revitalization Tax Exemptions
* River Valley Partnership Agreement
* Wireless and Network Upgrades
* Clean Water & Wastewater Fund Grant Applications
* COW Recommendation -- Williams Lake Urban Deer Management
* Letter from WLCBIA -- Santa Parade & Winter Lights Festival - December 2, 3 & 4, 2016
* Request for Waiving of Janitorial Fee for Use of Council Chambers - Williams Lake Community Band
* Local Government Leadership Academy CEO Forum - Mayor Cobb's Attendance

View the full Agenda here

School District #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) - Regular Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 22nd at 6:30pm in the SD27 Boardroom (350 2nd Avenue, Williams Lake).  On the Agenda:

* Delegations (2) -- We Day 2016; BC Lions - Skills for Life Summit
* Superintendent Report
* Election of SD27 Chair/Vice-Chair for 2016/17
* Development of SD27 Policy -- Conflict of Interest for SD27 Employees
* Policy 1161 Trustee Remuneration

View the full Agenda here

100 Mile House - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7pm in 100 Mile House Council Chambers (385 Birch Avenue).  When available, the Agenda can be viewed here

Cariboo Regional District: Meetings noted below

North Cariboo Joint Committee - Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 22nd at 5:30pm in Quesnel Council Chambers.  On the Agenda:

* Committee Governance - Reference documents include CRD Procedure Bylaw, Central Cariboo/City of Williams Lake Joint Committee Terms of Reference and City of Quesnel Council Practice and Norms

View the full Agenda here

Central Cariboo Rural Directors' Caucus - Regular Meeting on Wednesday, Nov 23rd at 3pm in the CRD Williams Lake Committee Room (180D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake).  On the Agenda:

* 3 Delegations - 3:00 p.m. - Fred Stafford (CRD Directors working closely with local 4-H Clubs); 3:10pm - Sam McCarthy/Doina Varzaru, Interior Roads (Update); 3:30pm - Amy Thacker, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (Hotel Tax Initiative)

* Community Transit Partnership Agreement with the City of Williams Lake
* 2017 CC Rural Caucus Meeting Schedule
* BC Cabinet Minister visits to Williams Lake (Discussion Item)

View the full Agenda here

Infrastructure/Broadband/Cell Committee - Regular Meeting on Thursday, Nov 24th at 10am in the CRD Boardroom (180D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake).  On the Agenda:

* Delegation: Falko Kadenbach, ABC Communications
* Report from Regional District of East Kootenay - Regional Broadband Committee

View the full Agenda here

Finance/Budget Committee - Regular Meeting (2017 Budget Discussions) on Thursday, Nov 24th at 12:30pm in the CRD Boardroom.  View the full Agenda here

Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District - Regular Board Meeting on Friday, November 25th at 9:30am in the CRD Boardroom.  On the Agenda:

* Delegation: Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate re: Speak about seniors housing concerns and health issues in the Cariboo region
* Capital Expenditure Amendment (GR Baker Memorial Hospital QUESST Renovation) Bylaw No. 125, 2016 - 3 Readings/Adoption
* Hospital Consent Calendar
* Modernization of the Hospital District Act - Response from Ministry of Health
* Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice - Tick-Tock Find us a Doc Campaign
* IHA Capital Projects and Planning Status Report - October 2016

View the full Agenda here

Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting on Friday, November 25th at 9:45am in the CRD Boardroom.  On the Agenda:

* Delegation - Imperial Metals Corporation (Mount Polley Mine)
* Various Land Use Planning Items
* NDIT Grant Applications (4)
* Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNR) Forest Enhancement Program (FEP)
* Request for Extension to Complete the College of the Rockies Administrative Training
* Consent Calendar
* Letter from Telus re: Payphones in Rural Areas
* Committee or Commission Minutes/Recommendations
* Central Alexis Creek Water System Boundary Amendment Bylaw No. 5069, 2016 (For 1st, 2nd and 3rd Readings)
* Cariboo Regional District Water Rates Bylaw No. 5068, 2016 (For 3 Readings/Adoption)
* Municipal Finance Authority of BC Report - Chair Richmond

There is also an In-Camera meeting as per Sections 92/90(1c - labour) of the Community Charter

View the full Agenda here

Community Events This Weekend/Next Week:

* As a result of a large number of craft fairs this coming weekend in the City of Williams Lake - the City will be providing a special transit bus between the various sites. Details here (Transit Schedule) with craft or other special events this weekend (click here)

* WL Cross Country Ski Club Open House at WL Library, Meeting Room - Saturday, Nov 19th from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  More details here

* Quesnel Budget Public Meeting - 7pm on Thursday, November 24th at the Quesnel Seniors Centre (461 Carson Street)



James MacKinnon said...

$18,724.62 on legal fees this time around, according to the City of Williams Lake cheque registry which makes a year-to-date total of $131,510.13! A gross total since 2009 of $1.282,711.13 on legal expenses alone for the city of Williams lake. This council is on track to eclipse the staggering legal costs rung up by the Cook regime. Included in the total for 2016 are Mayor Walt Cobb’s personal legal expenses for conflict of interest allegations which council had no authority to pay.

The big question now is: will council again approve Cobb’s legal fees when the guy who complained about his conflict of interest seeks his disqualification from office through BC Supreme Court? They have already set a precedent by paying Kerry Cook’s legal expenses to criminal law firm LaLiberte Cronin in October 2014 when the City of Williams Lake senior managers were charged with corruption-related offences. Here’s the link to those sealed court records.
Congratulations, Council, Williams Lake is the only city in Canada that has a criminal record! We cannot afford any more of this gross incompetence. The entire council needs to go..

Anonymous said...

The expression WILLFUL BLINDNESS comes to mind when it comes to City council's oversight of spending for the City of Williams Lake especially where awarding of contracts is considered.

Anonymous said...

Senior managers were never charged with anything. Your link is bunk. I thought you only crawled out from under your rock at election time?

current City Employee said...

Here you go. Mr. McKinnon is 100% right. Here's a screen shot of the page. Copy and paste to your search engine.