City Council Feb 11, 2019

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:

Grand Forks and District Fall Fair Society Petition - Concerns regarding the BC Housing 2nd Street and Central Housing project Remuneration Review Development Permit No. DP1905 Proposed 52 Unit Multi-Family Development on the 0.925 Hectare (2.29 Acre) Parcel at 6895-19th Street Development Permit No. DP1903 Proposed Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence at 426 Central Ave. Discussion on Cannabis Businesses Comments on multi-unit development at end of Boundary Drive Monthly Highlight Reports Councillor Thompson_s Report - AKBLG proposed resolution Councillor Moslin_s Report - AKBLG proposed resolution QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC
COUNCIL REPORTS RDKB REPORT RDKB Bylaw 1698 - Economic Development Service RDKB Bylaw 1699 - Boundary Economic Development Service Amendment Early Budget Approval - Information Technology Early Budget Approval for time sensitive Capital Projects Development Permit No. DP1903 Proposed Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence at 426 Central Ave Development Permit No. DP1905 Proposed 52 Unit Multi-Family Development on the 0.925 Hectare (2.29 Acre) Parcel at 6895-19th Street Memo 2019 - Engineer of Record Development Permit No. DP1905 Proposed 52 Unit Multi-Family Development revisited Request to Initiate procurement for East Downtown Flood Protection QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

My apologies to the viewers of the Regular meeting live stream for having the wrong meeting title block (top of screen) on screen. The video below has that corrected.

City Council Budget Planning Session Jan 28, 2019

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.

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City Council Meeting – Jan 28, 2019

Council held 3 meetings on Jan 28. There was a Budget Planning session in the afternoon followed by an in-camera meeting. The Regular meeting of council happened in the evening.

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Circle of Indigenous Nations Society COUNCIL REPORTS RDKB REPORT Council - Local Travel Reimbursement Bylaw 1958-A4 Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw 2039-A2 First and Second Reading Zoning Bylaw Amendment - North Boundary Drive Mobile Home Park Bylaw 2039-A3 First and Second Reading - Zoning Bylaw Amendment Cannabis Retail Stores, Accessible Parking spaces and other minor changes

Boundary Flood Recovery Update Jan 24, 2019

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.

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Strategic Priorities DMAF Grant and Critical Infrastructure Critical Infrastructure Province of BC WELLNESS RED CROSS Flood Response Plan 2019 QUESTIONS