Feb 11 was a very busy day for City Council. They had 5 meetings that day. Committee Of The Whole began at 9AM. That was followed by an in-camera meeting. In the afternoon they had a Budget Planning session. At 6PM there was a Public Hearing. And at 7PM they had the regular meeting of council.
The pie charts are for the committee of the whole and the regular meeting. All the meetings (except the in-camera one) are watchable below in the order in which they happened.
The agendas for all of these meetings are as follows:
Last Monday afternoon there was a Budget Planning session in city council chambers.
They faced a list of projects and expenditures that our town faces. If we had unlimited funds we’d do everything that needed to be done – but we don’t. We have limited funds and consequently we have to figure out which things are important enough to get funded and which can’t. By we I mean the city council and city staff. Staff assembles a list of the projects that need doing. Each one is ‘scored’ in 3 areas of measurement. This system helps when prioritization is being done. Staff has presented Council with a list of a few dozen projects. Some are new and others are carried forward from the previous year. They are asking each member of Council to pick the 7 projects from these that they would really like to see completed in the coming year. So Staff should get 7 lists of 7 choices. This method gives staff a reading on Council’s desires and Staff can then advise council on how priorities have worked out so that Council can then pass a Budget. This method has already been used here last year but some on council who had previous experience on council found the scheme new to them. You can see this explained in the link below on Decision Making.
WATCHING You have options on how to watch the recording of the meeting: – to see in its entirety begin watching in the window below – or jump directly to a place in the meeting from the links in the list – a new tab/window will open the video at the desired spot in YouTube. To jump around in that video you can use the selections in the text box below the video. Just click on the ‘Show more’ link to expand it and see the list.
The Boundary Flood Recovery team gave a Community Update at the River Valley Community Church in the evening of Jan 24, 2019. With the BFR team, local politicians and the public about 70 people were present.