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Public Meeting May 1, 2019

A Public Meeting was held at Perley School on May 1, 2019. The group Citizens For A Better Grand Forks put the event on with the City sponsoring it. Over 160 people showed up.

The meeting was Moderated by Michael Strukoff.

The links in the list below should open a new window with the meeting video cued up at the position in the meeting that the link referred to. All you have to do after that is press Play.

OR you can watch the video in its entirety below.

Apologies in advance to anyone whose name I’ve misspelled or associated with the wrong organization. And if I’d had more time I’d have put in the actual question text instead of ‘question ##’ . . . but people who did not show up want to see it so I’ve put it up in this fashio for now.


City Council Meeting of April 23, 2019

Council had only one public meeting this day. They did have a secret one as well but of course we can’t be there to tell you what happened in that. (the mayor let some of the cat out of the bag later on just before the start of question period)

Agenda for April 23, 2019 City Council Meeting: Read as a Web Page or Read as a PDF file

In this meeting you get to hear about a number of things.

Urban Systems appeared but not to talk about any particular project they have going – nope, they were there to explain who they are, how they are organized and what they do. Did you know that Urban Matters who is helping with Flood Recovery matters is part of Urban Systems? So if you’ve ever wondered about this outside firm our town spends so much money with it’s worth a listen.

The Boundary Flood Recovery team lead, Graham Watt, was also presenting an update on Housing. Council has moved discussion about Snow Clearing to a future date – which will likely see them discussing Snow in the middle of the Summer . . .

One of the biggest pieces of news came out in the Late Items – in an earlier, in-camera, meeting the City and BC Housing had been discussing the possibility of a land swap. Specifically the City would like BC Housing to consider putting the Supportive Housing development on the 4 lots the City has purchased on 70th Street immediately adjacent to the housing development currently proposed for the space between the Women’s Transition House on 19th Ave. if BC Housing goes along with it this will require a public consultation process because of zoning changes. That promises to be a very interesting process considering people near both locations do not want the project in their locales . . . you can get the gist of how rocky this may be from the feedback they got in the question period.

YouTube has changed things a little bit. After you press on a slice button a new tab/window will appear and the video will be positioned at the proper place in the meeting BUT you now have to press Play to start it playing.
Projects and Services Update - Urban Systems REPORTS, QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES FROM MEMBERS OF COUNCIL RDKB report Snow Clearing Policy Lewis Woodpecker Management Plan Wastewater Treatment Plant Budget for 2019 BFR Housing Recovery Update QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

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 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