Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WL Council Highlights - March 7th mtg

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

Meeting called to order at 6pm.  Mayor Cobb recognized that the meeting was taking place on traditional Shuswap territory

Meeting Agenda/Minutes of the Feb 21st, 2017 meeting of WL City Council, both adopted


1) Representatives from the Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake appeared before Council to discuss their proposed "Youth Week" Proclamation

A Question/Answer period ensued

Mayor Cobb, on behalf of Council, thanked the delegation for their time/information

Resolved - That the week of May 1 to 7, 2017 be proclaimed as "Youth Week" in the City of Williams Lake

2) Carla Bullinger, Communities That Care Facilitator appeared before Council to discuss the 2016 Prevention Needs Assessment Survey Results

A Question/Answer period ensued

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


1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings dated February 23 and March 2, 2017

2) Council gave 1st Reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2260 (Drive-Thru Restaurant - 1704 Broadway Avenue South) and directed Staff to refer the proposed bylaw to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) for initial consultation and that Staff report back to Council

3) Council approved a further three-year extension to the Community Transit Partnership Agreement with the Cariboo Regional District, effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019, for the provision of Rural Transit Service (HandyDART) in Cariboo Regional District Electoral Areas D, E and F

4) Council approved amending the Community Transit Partnership Agreement with the Williams Lake Indian Band, effective April 1, 2017, to increase the annual remittance to $30,000 for the provision of HandyDart service to the areas specified in the Agreement

5) Council received a report from the Recreation Coordinator in regards to the annual Nutrition Run on Sunday, April 9th

6) Council ratified two Committee of the Whole recommendations, as follows:

a) Council approve the purchase of a replacement loader blade in the amount of $28,000 to be funded from the 2016 surplus in snow removal operations; and further, Staff be directed to reduce the existing fleet from three plows to two

b) Council authorize early budget approval for the contribution of 25% of the budget for the Signal Point Gaming bike trail project, up to a maximum of $30,000, and authorize the start of work pending approval of the property owner; and further, Council direct Staff to prepare the statutory right of way and maintenance agreements with 593904 BC Ltd. (Signal Point Gaming) and with the Williams Lake Bike Club.

On Item 'b' above - Council divided.  Approved by the following vote:

Affirmative - Councillors Nelson, Ryll, Smith, Walters and Zacharias
Negative - Mayor W. Cobb

7) Council authorized the All Nations Spring Classic Walk / Run on Sunday, June 4th, 2017

8) Council received the Minutes of the Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017 meeting of the Central Cariboo/City of Williams Lake Joint Committee

9) Council agreed to provide a letter of support for the Rocky Mountain Rangers for their project to create a Junior Army Cadet Program in Williams Lake

10) Council agreed to provide a letter of support for the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club for support of grant applications towards funding for the replacement of their driving range netting

11) Council agreed to proclaim the following:

a) "Daffodil Month" - April 2017
b) "Cowboy Heritage Week" - March 12 to 19, 2017

12) Late Item - Council received for information a letter from Atlantic Power in regards to their Renewal Project

Members of Council reported out on their recent activities

The CAO provided an oral report to Council

Media Question Period -- Questions from the Williams Lake Tribune on Rural Dividend applications and make up of the Police Committee (all members of WL City Council)

Council adjourned at 7:05pm

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