Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WL Council Highlights - Dec 6th mtg

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

Meeting called to order at 6pm
Meeting Agenda adopted/Minutes of the Nov 22nd WL Council Meeting adopted


1) Business Walks 2016

Susan Fournier, the City of Williams Lake Economic Development Officer, appeared before Council to discuss the 2016 Business Walks Program

A Question/Answer period ensued

Acting Mayor Sue Zacharias, on behalf of Council, thanked Ms. Fournier for her time/information

Resolved - That the "Business Walks Report - Williams Lake 2016" by the Economic Development Officer dated December 6, 2016 be received for information


1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listing for the period of November 24, 29 and December 1, 2016

2) Council approved its' meeting schedule for 2017, its' Acting Mayor Schedule for 2017, received the appointment of Councillors to various internal/external Committee positions for 2017, approved Mayor Cobb as the Cariboo Regional District Director for Williams Lake for 2017 with Councillor Ivan Bonnell as Alternate, approved Mayor Cobb as Williams Lake Director to the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition Board of Directors with Councillor Sue Zacharias as Alternate, approved Mayor Cobb as Williams Lake's rep to the local NDIT Regional Advisory Committee with Councillor Craig Smith as Alternate

3) Council proclaimed Monday, January 2nd, 2017 as "Wrestling Day" in the City of Williams Lake

4) Council awarded the contract for the supply of unleaded gasoline and diesel to Chevron Canada Ltd. for the tendered price of $0.9276 per litre of Unleaded at $0.9803 per litre of Diesel.

5) Council referred the development of an education/communication program regarding the urban deer population in the City to the 2017 Budget Process

6) Council received and approved the proposed revisions to Snow & Ice Control Policy No. 97 as contained in the updated Snow/Ice Control Policy.

7) Council agreed to support the requested amendments to the Cemetery Bylaw and Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, and "City of Williams Lake Cemetery Bylaw No. 2252" and "City of Williams Lake Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw No. 2253" were accordingly given 1st, 2nd and 3rd Readings

8) Upon recommendation from the Community Services Committee -- Council agreed to support the requested increase in funding from the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Society in principal, and the letter be referred to the next Central Cariboo / City of Williams Lake Joint Committee meeting (January 23rd, 2017) for consideration as part of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Function's Budget.

9) Council adopted 4 recommendations from the Nov 29th Committee of the Whole Session, as follows:

a) Council support in principle using Comer Park as the location for the proposed new Soccer-Multi Sport Complex; and further, Staff report back with lease options at a nominal rate with the Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association.

b) Council support in principle allocation of the parkland between Kiwanis Park and new Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex parking lot for the purpose of constructing a new skateboard park designed towards attracting a clientele consistent with the users of Kiwanis Park.

c) Council direct staff to schedule a public meeting to be held in conjunction with City Approving Officer to consider proposal for a right of way agreement at entrance to 351 and 375 Mandarino and all property owners with title affected by Easement Plan 43545 are invited to attend the public meeting and Council invite the proponent Westridge Ventures to arrange for Pushor Mitchell to participate in the public meeting in order to provide clarification on strata corporation details; and further Council request the proponent Westridge Ventures to provide for the public meeting details on the process and costs of expropriation, as well as rights and obligation for maintenance within the proposed right of way.

d) Council authorize staff to retain O-Netrix Solutions to order, install and configure a phone system for City Hall, the City Works Yard and the Cariboo Memorial Complex as detailed in the attached quotes from the report of the CAO, at a cost not to exceed $50,000 before taxes, to be funded from 2016 surplus.

10) Council received and referred to BC Ministry of Environment letters from Sage Birchwater, Barbara Flach, Kelly Price, Stephanie Bird, Jean Turner, Jenny Noble and Sandra Hawkins dated November 29, December 2, 4 and 5, 2016, respectively, requesting Council to rescind their letter of endorsement of Permit 8808, which allows Atlantic Power Corporation to burn up to 50% rail ties in its biomass-fueled energy plant in Williams Lake

11) Late Item -- Council approved an application to the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for a grant in the amount of $30,000 to host an intern under the Local Government Management Internship Program in 2017/2018

12) Council received the 'Council Information Package' as of December 6th, 2016 as follows:

• November 25, 2016 - Cariboo Regional District's Board Highlights

Members of Council reported out on their recent activities

Meeting adjourned at 7:12pm

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