Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WL Council Highlights - May 9th mtg

Present: Mayor W. Cobb; Councillors I. Bonnell, 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 April 25th, 2017 WL City Council were both adopted


Kane Fraser from FBB Chartered Accountants appeared before Council to present the City of Williams Lake 2016 Audited Financial Statements

A Question/Answer period ensued

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

Resolved -- That Council accept the 2016 Audited Financial Statements as presented


1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings dated April 25, 28 and May 4, 2017

2) Council received an application for Development Variance Permit #2-2017 (Allan & Elsie Kinkead - 96 Fairview Dr) and directed that Council formally consider this application at the June 6th, 2017 Council Meeting

3) Council approved the renewal of the Leases with the Williams Lake Stampede Association, Williams Lake Trailriders, Cariboo Friendship Society, Williams Lake Curling Club and Gavin Lake Forest Education Society for the designated Stampede Grounds areas for a further five-year term effective January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021, with two additional options to renew for a further five (5) years each

4) Council adopted 2017-2021 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2263, 2017

5) Council gave 1st, 2nd and 3rd Readings to 2017 Municipal Tax Rate Bylaw No. 2264.  Council divided, motion approved as follows:

Affirmative - Mayor Cobb; Councillors Nelson, Ryll, Smith, Walters and Zacharias
Negative - Councillor I. Bonnell

6) Council adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2262 (113 Mayfield Avenue)

7) Council gave approval for Special Occasion Liquor Licenses on June 29, 30, July 1 and 2, 2017 at the Stampede Grounds for the 2017 WL Stampede, pursuant to City policy and subject to RCMP approval

8) Council agreed to support the application of the Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin to the BC Rural Dividend Program for funding towards their Planning a Successful Succession (PASS) business growth and retention project

9) Council agreed to support the WL Youth Soccer Association for grant funding towards the proposed development of a multi-sport complex in Williams Lake

10) Council approved three proclamations as follows:

a) 2017 WL Stampede - June 30th to July 3rd, 2017
b) Missing Children's Month & Day - May 2017 (Green Ribbon of Hope) and May 25, 2017 as National Missing Children's Day
c) Bike to Work & School Week - May 29 to June 4, 2017

11) Council brought forward two In-Camera Resolutions as follows:

a) “That pursuant to the report of the Development Services Technician dated April 20, 2017, Council direct Staff to post Notice of the proposed purchase of 3,769 m² or 40,570 sq. ft. City-owned lot (Lot A, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan 26170) by Janda Group, to be consolidated with 850 Oliver Street and legally described as Lot A, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan 17161, for the proposed market value of $172,425·00 with the purchase subject to completion of a utility survey; and further, all costs including utility relocation, survey and land title registration be borne by the purchaser.”

b) “That the report of the Director of Development Services dated April 25, 2017 be received and Council approve the sale to Williams Lake Developments Ltd of the City-owned museum property , legally described as Lot 2, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan 9457, for the purchase price of $350,000.00. subject to completion of the necessary statutory requirements; and pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter, Council give notice of its intention to sell the above-noted property; and further, a reserve account be established from partial proceeds of the sale to be directed to the Museum’s relocation costs and staff be directed to draft an amendment to the Fee for Service agreement to account for their relocation to the Tourism Development Centre.”

12) Late Item -- Council approved waiving Section 2.1 (b) of City of Williams Lake Purchasing Policy No. 138 for the purpose of facilitating the relocation of the Museum and the appropriate housing/packing of the artifacts

13) Council received the 'Council Information Package' as follows:

• May 2017 - "Mayfest" May 27, 2017 Event Poster

Members of Council provided verbal reports on their recent activities

Meeting adjourned at 7:04pm

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