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City Council May 6

On May 6 , 2019 Grand Forks’ City Council had a bunch of meetings. 4 of those were public.
Links to agendas for the meetings today
Committee Of The Whole
as a web page
or as a PDF doc
Public Hearings
as a web page
or as a PDF doc
Regular meeting
as a web page
or as a PDF doc

First there was a Committee Of The Whole at 9AM. The presenter for the Community Forests was not present so that did not happen. There was a presentation by Angela Nichols on a Community Courtesy Circle – this was previously presented on this website here.
A School Re-Wilding project by teachers and students of Perley School was brought before council looking for water access. But without a teacher to present it council was unsure of what exactly was being asked for and who was actually doing the asking.
Bylaw 2064, the Smoke and Vape Bylaw came back and it still makes it an offense to light up on any city sidewalk . . .
An Elections Amendment bylaw, 2042-A1,was discussed as well.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AGENDA Community Courtesy Circle Perley School Re-Wilding Project REGIONAL TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION - WITH AREA D Monthly Highlight Reports Temporary Use Permit Application - Parking Lot for Cannafest on 2200 Block of 68th Avenue Bylaw 2042-A1 – Elections Amendment Bylaw 2054 – Smoke- and Vape-Free Places LATE ITEMS QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

At 6 PM there were two public sessions One was a Hearing about a proposed Subdivision, Rezoning and Consideration of approximately 0.5 hectares for parking lot expansion to relieve traffic congestion and alleviate safety concerns at John A. Hutton Elementary School and the other a Feedback Session regarding an application by Non-Medical Cannabis Retail store.

The Evening meeting had a couple of requests for liquor permits by events taking place this summer. For the first time council covered them as one item on the agenda. Another was a temporary use permit application by Cannafest to use land adjacent to Brycen Place for parking.
They also covered the 2019 Tax Rates in bylaw 2058

MINUTES REPORTS, QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES FROM MEMBERS OF COUNCIL RDKB REPORT Summer Event Liquor Permit Requests Temporary Use Permit Application - Parking Lot for Cannafest on 2200 Block of 68th Avenue Q1 2019 Financial Reports LATE ITEMS

Or you can watch them here from the beginning.

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 Meetings of April 8, 2019

Council had a number of meetings this Monday – you get to see two of them.

In these meetings they discussed a number of things – the library building, the seniors society case for taking up residence in the library basement, tax rates for the coming year, the Lewis woodpecker, the snow removal plan, parks access. and the 5 year financial plan – it was a busy day.

Here are the links to see the agenda for today’s Committee Of The Whole meeting: in PDF form or as a web page.

And the links for the Regular evening meeting in PDF form and as a web page.

Grand Forks Seniors Society Business case regarding use of the Public Library basement Grand Forks Public Library Structure and Feasibility Study Lewis Woodpecker Management Plan Snow Clearing Policy Monthly Highlight Reports Bylaw 2058 - 2019 Tax Rates Bylaw 2039-A5 - Proposed Subdivision, Rezoning and Consolidation of approx. 0.5 hectares for parking lot expansion at Hutton School
ADOPTION OF AGENDA REPORTS, QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES FROM MEMBERS OF COUNCIL RDKB Report District of Kitimat - Letter of request for local governments to support C.O.R.E.Y. a graduated licensing program for motorcycles Bylaw 2055 - Five Year Financial Plan 2019-2023 Bylaw 2057 - Parks and Public Spaces Access Bylaw 2039-A5 - Proposed Subdivision, Rezoning and Consolidation of approx. 0.5 hectares for parking lot expansion at Hutton School