Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WL Council Highlights - Jan 24th mtg

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

Meeting called to order at 6:00pm

Meeting Agenda approved/Minutes of the Jan 10th, 2017 Council Meeting adopted


1) Anne Burrill appeared before Council to provide an overview of the Housing First Project
A Question/Answer period ensued

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

2) Rob Sandrock appeared before Council to discuss bringing Junior 'B' Hockey to Williams Lake

A Question/Answer period ensued

Mayor Cobb, on behalf of Council, thanked Mr. Sandrock for his time/information

Resolved - That Council support efforts to bring a Junior 'B' Hockey Team to Williams Lake


1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings dated January 12 and 19, 2017

2) Council authorized renumeration/travel for Councillor J. Ryll to attend the Fan the Flame Awards Banquet and Gala in Prince George, BC on Thursday, February 9, 2017

3) Council authorized early budget approval for the purchase of required SCBA safety equipment for the Williams Lake Fire Department for the amount of approximately $44,742.60, including taxes

4) Council endorsed the nomination of Councillor Laurie Walters for the position of Second Vice-President of the North Central Local Government Association Executive Board for the 2017/2018 term

5) Council directed City Staff to initiate notice of proposed purchase of 11,484 sq. ft. road boulevard by Oliver Street Investments Ltd. (Sitings), to be consolidated with the adjacent 715 Oliver Street at an appraised value of $ 49,000, with the purchase subject to approval of the proposed rezoning, development permit, property consolidation, and with all development costs including survey and land title registration to be borne by the purchaser.

6) Council gave first reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw #2258, 2017 (715 Oliver St - old Lake City Ford building) and directed Staff to refer the application to the Ministry of Transportation/Infrastructure for initial consultation

7) Council endorsed two recommendations from the Jan 17th Committee of the Whole Session as follows:

a) Staff report back to Council with a policy to support those players that represent Williams Lake on a National or International level

b) Council approve the placement of a ½ page ad in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) travel guide at a cost of up to $3,000; and further, Council approve the cost of participation in the Gold Rush Trail project, subject to development of a community collaboration between key stakeholders, at a cost of up to $3,500

8) Council received the Council Information Package as follows:

• January 12, 2017 - Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants Ltd. re ShakeAlarm System;
• January 13, 2017 - Cariboo Regional District Board Highlights

Meeting recessed at 6:53pm
Meeting resumed at 7:02pm

9) After hearing from the public along with the City's Approving Officer (L. Hartley) -- Council approved a Statutory Right-of-Way or Fee Simple agreement to be registered on parts of Lot A and Lot 1, District Lots 8841 and 8842, Cariboo District, located at 351 and 375 Mandarino Place, with all costs associated with this execution and registration on title being the responsibility of Westridge Ventures Ltd

Meeting recessed at 8:06pm to conduct the Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment Bylaw #2251
Meeting resumed at 8:07pm

10) Following the Public Hearing, Council gave 3rd Reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2251 (#27 - 7th Avenue South, former Travelodge site) and referred it to the Ministry of Transportation/Infrastructure for approval as per Section 52 of the Transportation Act

Members of Council reported on their recent activities

Meeting adjourned at 8:22pm and after a short recess, Council resumed its' recessed In-Camera meeting as per Section 90(1c - labour) of the Community Charter

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