Present: Mayor W. Cobb; Councillors I. Bonnell, S. Nelson, J. Ryll, C. Smith, L. Walters and S. Zacharias
Meeting called to order at 6pm
Meeting Agenda adopted
1) Council, at the request of Councillor Nelson, agreed to fully support the Williams Lake Indian Band in its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the Specific Claims Tribunal’s acknowledgement of the wrongful dispossession of the Band’s Village Lands prior to Confederation. Council also agreed to confirm that it recognizes and appreciates that the Williams Lake Indian Band is not seeking aboriginal title to the disputed land, but should be awarded compensation under this process. Finally, Council agreed to encourage the federal and provincial governments to rectify Canada’s conflict of interest in adjudicating this claim, and restore confidence in the integrity and reconciliation of the Williams Lake Indian Band’s specific claims process.
2) Council received for information a report of the Director of Development Services regarding the three year renewal of the downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreement for 240 Oliver Street, Wave Properties Ltd
Meeting adjourned at 6:08pm