Friday, May 25, 2018

Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of May 28 - June 1st

The following local governments are meeting next week, as follows:

Quesnel - Meetings as noted below in Quesnel Council Chambers - 4th Floor, 410 Kinchant St:

Municipal Council - Meeting on Tuesday, May 29th at 7pm. On the Agenda:

* Reports from Councillors R. Paull/L. Roodenburg re: 2018 NCLGA Convention in Fort Nelson, BC

* 1st Quarter 2018 Report
* Master Sign Bylaw
* 2018 Strategic Plan (For Approval)
* Patchett Street Playground Upgrades
* Bylaw of the Month -- Unsightly Properties (Vegetation Overgrowth)

View the full Agenda here

Public Hearing - Elliott Street Supportive Housing Complex Proposal on May 30th at 6:30pm. Full details here

Williams Lake - Meetings as noted below in WL Council Chambers (450 Mart Street):

May 28th - Open House/Special Council Meeting on the subject of amendments to the City of WL Zoning Bylaw pertaining to Retail Sale and Production of Cannabis within the boundaries of the City of Williams Lake.  Open House at 5pm with Special Council Meeting to follow at 6pm.  Full details here

May 29th - Regular City Council Meeting at 6pm.  On the Agenda:

* 'Certificate of Merit' Award Presentation to Rex Moon
* Presentation from Les Husband, Fire Centre Manager, Prince George Fire Centre, BC Wildfire Service - FLNRO re Report 'Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in BC'

* Bull Mountain Application to BC Rural Dividend - Special Circumstances Fund
* Number of Public Works related Items
* Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Air Handling Unit - Award of Tender
* Carson Drive and Toop Road Intersection Improvements April 2018 Progress Report - Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure
* National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations & Parade

View the full Agenda here

Then at 7pm on May 29th in WL Council Chambers - a Public Hearing will be held with respect to property at 1411 Borland Road.  View the full details here

A reminder also about the Wildfire Information Expo Meetings in the Region next Tuesday - Thursday (Tuesday from 3-7pm in 100 Mile House, next Wednesday in Williams Lake (noon - 8pm) and next Thursday in Quesnel, 3-6pm).  Details here



Political Gadfly said...

City of WL SOFI report....Interesting to note that even though the City lost a BC Human Rights decision filed by former Director of Finance Candie Laporte in 2011, and were forced to increase their FEMALE managers to be on par with their male counterparts, clearly, gender bias is STILL an ongoing issue. Male managers had HUGE increases from 2016 to 2017: from a low of 13.39% to 22.64%. Female managers, on the other hand, ranged from 0 to 8.67% increases. City Council should remember that women make up more than half the electorate. And what happened to the $4 million in savings over 5 years that Cobb touted by eliminating positions in January 2015 (4 union, 4 managers)? Year over year, salaries have gone no where but UP from 7,388,246 in 2015 to 8,111,204 in 2017 according to their annual SOFI reports.

Political Gadfly said...

City of Williams Lake SOFI report shows that it increased wages for senior male managers in 2017 between 11.58-22.64% over 2016. Female managers were increased substantially less, between 0-8.67%. This discrepancy despite a BC Human Rights complaint from a former female manager that women managers were paid significantly less than their male counterparts which forced the city to increase their wages in 2011, referring to it as "benchmarking" at the time in local media. And where is the 4 million in savings over 5 years touted by Mayor Cobb, promised in 2014 when they eliminated 8 positions, 4 managers and 4 unionized staff? SOFI report shows an increase of almost 10% in salaries between 2015 and 2017.