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City Council Meetings of Jan 14, 2019

Council had their first public meetings of 2019 on Jan 14. The day began with a Committee Of The Whole and ended with a Regular meeting. Both meetings had a pretty full gallery.

Interfor and Vaagen Fibre Canada Warming Centre REGIONAL TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION - WITH AREA D British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) – WildSafeBC Program for 2018 Monthly Highlight Reports Bylaw 1958-A4 - Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw 2050 - Council Remuneration and Expenses Proposed Comprehensive Development (CD-1) Zone

In the Committee Of The Whole meeting council heard from two delegations: Forest Managers from Vaagen and Interfor gave a presentation on “Forestry and Flooding”, the manager of the new Warming centre appeared to inform council on how it operates, what it provides and who the staff and clients are.
They also heard a proposal from a developer who wants to put a small / tiny house development at the north end of Boundary.

Committee Of The Whole Agenda
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Regular Meeting Agenda
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Addendum to agenda
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Development and Heritage Alteration Permit Applications - New Façade Signage for Grand Forks Art Gallery 2 BC Housing - Development at 7382 2nd Street COUNCIL REPORTS RDKB REPORT Fuel Tanks Replacement Budget Amendment Fire Season Deployment Re-imbursement Memo British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) – WildSafeBC Program for 2018 Economic Recovery Initiative Grand Forks Snow Pitch Tourney Bylaw 2039 – Cannabis Retail Separation Distance

City Council Meetings Dec 10, 2018

City Council had a very long day Dec 10.

The Committee of the Whole started at  9AM and ended after 2PM. This in spite of one of the four delegations not appearing. Two of the delegations were organizations (Museum and Art Gallery) that receive funding from the city and give quarterly updates.

The gallery was full for most of the meeting.



The Regular meeting at 7PM took less time than the morning meeting.

Gallery 2 - Quarterly Report presentation Boundary Museum - Quarterly Report presentation Community Futures Boundary - Presentation regarding 2018 Events RDKB – Aquatic Center Requisition Increase Economic Recovery Initiative - CAO and Urban Systems Question about hangar space availbility at the airport 2019 Financial Plan Workshops DVP application re parking for a proposed supportive residential housing development at 7382 - 2nd St Verbal Update on Preparations for 2019 Freshet Season Recovery Housing Plan Update Monthly Highlight Reports MINUTES Selkirk College and The University of Victoria Outreach COUNCIL REPORTS RDKB REPORT Policy 805 – exception for Technology Items Solar Now Project Budget Amendment Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament Society Grand Forks Seniors Society Downtown Business Association Quarter 3 Financial Report Aquatic Center Requisition Increase FRESHET PREP FUND QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

City Council Meeting Nov 19, 2018

City Council had only one meeting this past Monday.
It began with Service Awards being handed out to two members of the local Fire Department. The largest item was the Update from the Recovery Manager, Graham Watt.

The highlights of the meeting:

The meeting:

 

Award presentations COUNCIL REPORTS Verbal Update - Local Travel and Remuneration Discussion RDKB REPORT Amendment of funding approval for DMAF grant application from $200,000 to a maximum of $250,000 Recovery Update Memo and Presentation QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

 

Inaugural Meeting of GF City Council Nov 5, 2018

The Inaugural Meeting of the New Grand Forks, BC, City Council took place in City Hall on Nov 5, 2018 at 7PM.

The gallery was full of well wishers for this first meeting of the new City Council.
This first meeting saw them affirming their choice to stand for council and taking the oath of office. Most of the rest of the meeting was formalities: deciding who will be backup Mayor should the need arise at times, when the meetings will happen and who will represent the city on various external entities such as the Regional District, the Hospital Board and the Flood Recovery team. The only item not actually related to council business was the Liquor License for the Curling Club.

 

The meeting

 

Welcome AFFIRMATION OF OATHS OF OFFICE Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and Regional Hospital District Representative and Alternate Boundary Flood Recovery Policy Group - Appointment of Representative and Alternate REMARKS FROM THE MAYOR