Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WL Council Highlights - Apr 10th mtg

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

Meeting called to order at 6:00pm

Amended Agenda with 10 Late Items approved/Mins of the March 20th meeting of WL City Council adopted


1) Lynn Ball, Sean McGrath, Stephanie Bird & Carla Krogan from the Cariboo Direct Farmers Market appeared before Council to discuss their new Location in Kiwanis Park and 3 Requests of the City - for their presentation, click here

A Question/Answer period ensued

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

Resolved -- Council referred the request of the Cariboo Direct Farmers Market to a future meeting of Committee of the Whole for consideration


1) Council received for information the accounts payable computer cheque listings dated March 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 2018

2) Council approved travel and associated expenses for Councillor C. Smith to attend the Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis conference being held April 17 to 18, 2018 in Vancouver, BC

3) Council approved travel and associated expenses for Mayor W. Cobb to attend the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Volunteer Appreciation Dinner being held April 18, 2018 in Kamloops, BC

4) Council ratified an email poll approving travel and associated expenses for Councillor J. Ryll to attend the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) 2018 Annual Convention April 4 to 6, 2018 in Prince George, BC

5) Council approved the 2018/19 Annual Operating Agreement with BC Transit

6) Council gave 1st Reading to Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 2280 and directed it be made available for public comment at a subsequent Council meeting prior to 2nd Reading

7) Council ratified email polls authorizing submission of an application to NDIT's Strategic Initiatives Fund to hire a consultant to prepare a 3-5 year economic development strategy and authorizing submission of an application to the Red Cross Community Partnership Program for funding toward a community appreciation and information event post-2017 wildfires

8) Council approved the second Lease Renewal Agreement for the Senior’s Activity Centre Society Lease for property located at 176 Fourth Avenue North for a 5 year period effective May 1st, 2018 to April 30th, 2023

9) Council instructed Staff to proceed with the 2018 Pavement Rehabilitation program to include, and not necessarily limit to, Second Avenue and Gibbon Street (including Rose and Cornwall), Westridge Drive and Woodland Drive

10) Council awarded the Waterworks 2018 contract to Morben Construction Ltd. for a total tendered amount of $195,651, excluding GST, for a project total of $245,651 with contingency and engineering

11) Council approved the purchase of a 3.5L Eco Boost first response pick-up truck from Lake City Ford for the tendered price of $67,666

12) Council awarded the contract for janitorial maintenance services for City Hall, the Fire Hall, the City Works Yard, the Tourism Discovery Centre and the Williams Lake Regional Airport to Evergreen Building Maintenance for a two-year term effective May 1, 2018 for the tendered price of $98,340 per year

13) Council approved the McDonald's Bicycle Rodeo event to take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Canadian Tire Parking Lot

14) Council adopted the following Bylaws:

a) 2018-2022 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2275, 2018

Councillor C. Smith declared a conflict of interest on the next 2 items and left the meeting at 6:11pm

Late Item #1 - Council approved the proposed land disposition of 2,640 sq. ft. of net lane area (219 Third Avenue North , 236 and 252 Second Avenue North, 224, 248, 272 and 298 Proctor Street) by GRB Holdings Ltd. for the appraised market value of $12,474.00 plus all development costs including construction works related to laneway realignment, utility relocation or registration of right of ways, surveys and land title registration to be borne by the purchaser; and further, that all works and purchase and sale be completed within one calendar year from the date of approval of the proposed land disposition

b) Williams Lake Laneway Closure and Removal of Laneway Dedication Bylaw No. 2267, 2017

Councillor C. Smith returned to the meeting at 6:17pm

15) Council adopted a recommendation from a previously held Committee of the Whole meeting, as follows:

a) That pursuant to Committee of Whole Council Report #16-2018, the report of the Chief Financial Officer dated March 23, 2018 providing an overview of the 2018 Citizen Budget online consultation tool be received and approval be given to purchase the tool for use in 2019.

16) Council approved a request from the local Boys/Girls Club for their use of the City Hall parking lot on Saturday, June 23, 2018 for the 'Race for Kids' fundraising event taking place in Herb Gardner Park

17) Council approved a request of the Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Club for the Annual Williams Lake Stampede Parade on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

18) Late Items

a) Council adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2259, 2017 (ICE Development Ltd/Janda Group - 850 Oliver St)

b) Council received Development Variance Permit Application - DVP #03-2018 - ICE Developments Ltd. (BC Retail Partners Ltd.) - Off-Street Parking Reduction for Proposed Drive-Thru Restaurant - 850 Oliver Street and directed the usual notifications take place and it be formally considered at a future meeting of Council

c) Council received Development Permit Application - DP #02-2018 - ICE Developments Ltd. (BC Retail Partners Ltd.) - Proposed Drive-Thru Restaurant - 850 Oliver Street and directed the usual notifications take place and it be formally considered at a future meeting of Council

d) Council approved the Into-Plan Aviation Mobile Fuel Agreement with the Province for a three-year term effective April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2021, with an option to renew for a further two years, for the amount of $128,480 annually plus an into-plane fee of $0.10 per litre of fuel delivered

e) Council approved travel and associated expenses for Councillor C.Smith to attend the Regimental Gala Dinner being held April 21, 2018 in Prince George, BC

f) Council approved the reallocation of the $27,500 CCBAC grant funds for the Heat Utility Study to the Airport Investment Management Strategy Project, and Staff be directed to send a letter to the CCBAC Board outlining this request for their approval - link to letter here

g) Council approved the Lakers Car Club 24th Annual Spring Round-Up Show & Shine to take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018

h) Council proclaimed Saturday, April 28th as the "Day of Mourning" event in the City of Williams Lake

i) Council agreed to provide letters of support for the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project to the Provincial and Federal governments, with copies to Kinder Morgan

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

* March 23, 2018 - CRD Board Highlights;
* April 3, 2018 - News Release re CRD and City to Co-Host the 2019 NCLGA Convention

Members of Council and the Municipal Administrator (M. MacDonald) provided oral reports on their recent activities

Councillor S. Nelson left the meeting at 6:51pm

Media Question Period -- 2018 Financial Plan Bylaw (WL Community Forest Revenues); Support for TransMountain Pipeline Expansion and Boitano Mall Upper Level Renovations Timeline

Council adjourned at 7:06pm

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