Present: Mayor W. Cobb; Councillors I. Bonnell, S. Nelson, J. Ryll, C. Smith, and S. Zacharias
Meeting called to order at 6pm
Mayor Cobb acknowledged that the meeting was taking place on traditional Northern Shuswap territory
Meeting agenda approved/Mins of the Dec 20th meeting of WL City Council adopted
Lil Mack from Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy appeared before Council in relation to "Family Literacy Week" Proclamation
A Question/Answer period ensued
Mayor Cobb, on behalf of Council, thanked Ms. Mack for her time/information
Resolved -- That pursuant to the request of the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy in their letter dated December 7, 2016, the week of January 23 to 28, 2017 be proclaimed as "Family Literacy Week" in the City of Williams Lake, pursuant to City Policy.
1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings dated December 23, 2016 and January 5, 2017
2) Council requested City Staff to review the taxation structure with respect to Total Ice Training Centre Ltd., located at 4535 Cattle Drive, Williams Lake, BC, and bring forward recommendations for Council’s consideration with respect to remediating this issue.
3) Council ratified an email poll authorizing a letter of support for Thompson Rivers University (TRU) - Williams Lake Campus' application to Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for a grant in the amount of $60,532 towards the TRU Applied Sustainable Ranching Program, from the Pine Beetle Recovery Account under the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program
4) Council gave approval for the City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Regional District to jointly submit a bid to host the 2018 North Central Local Government Association AGM and Convention before the March 1, 2017 submission deadline.
5) Council approved the sale of a portion of City-owned land located at 770 Johnson Street, legally described as Lot 13, Block E, District Lot 588, Cariboo District, Plan 10743, to the adjacent property owners of 752 Johnson Street, at a value of $7,600 less costs of subdivision, survey, and Land Title Office registration
6) Council adopted the following two Bylaws:
a) Traffic Control Amendment Bylaw No. 2255
b) Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw No. 2256
7) Council agreed to support the Williams Lake and District 4-H application to the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for a grant of up to $30,000 for the replacement and construction of a new 4-H washhouse located at the Williams Lake Stockyards from the Cariboo Chilcotin/Lillooet Combined account
8) Council proclaimed the week of February 20 to 24, 2017 as "Chamber of Commerce Week" in the City of Williams Lake
9) Council received the 'Council Information Package' as follows:
• December 16, 2016 - CRD Board Highlights
Members of Council reported out on their recent activities
CAO M. MacDonald reported out on his recent activities
Media Question Period - no questions
Meeting adjourned at 6:31pm and after a brief recess, Council then convened an In-Camera Meeting under the provisions of Section 90(1g - potential/actual litigation) of the Community Charter