Cannabis – Future Actions/Regulations
In advance of the proposed legalization of Recreational Cannabis, Council has given direction to various City departments, and the Public Safety and Policing Committee, to work on the following actions:
Think Tank Session on the Future of Forestry
As part of the wildfire recovery efforts, the City of Quesnel, in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia and the Wildfire Recovery Team, is planning on hosting a forest sector two-day think tank session. This event will explore the challenges confronting our forest sector and the opportunities available to this community to conduct both research and commercial pilots that will allow Quesnel industry partners to expedite the transformation of Quesnel’s manufacturing sector to match the changes occurring on the forest land base. Watch for the date/times/venues of this session to come forward shortly.
Public Works Facilities – Next Steps
The proposed new Public Works Facility is scheduled to go to as a referendum question in the upcoming October 2018 Local Government Election. In the meantime, City staff are looking at what must be done with the existing Public Works Facility. Council gave direction for City staff to proceed with a Third Party Assurance Opinion on the space requirements for the proposed Public Works Facility, as this will help to answer questions regarding the size of the proposed new facility, which is a major cost-driver for this proposed project. Also, Council asked City staff to proceed with a Detailed Condition Assessment of the existing Public Works Facility. This will help to answer questions regarding how much longer the City can continue to use the existing Public Works Facility, and what it would cost to fix, or replace, this existing facility.
Council endorsed and approved City staff to submit the following grant applications:
Start Time of Regular Council Meetings – Proposed to Change from 7pm to 6 pm
Council would like to change the start time of Regular Council Meetings from 7pm to 6pm, and would like to implement this change for the next 2018 to 2022 Council term (November 2018 to October 2022). Proposing this change now will allow nominees/candidates for the upcoming 2018 Local Government Election to know that Regular Council Meetings would start at 6pm. To provide input, the public can email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Deputy Corporate Administrator.