Council had a busy day with 3 meetings. We can only show you two of them.
At 6PM ther was a Public Hearing regarding Bylaw No. 2039-A7 Proposed Rezoning from R1(Single & Two Family Residential) to R2 (Small Lot Residential) and Development Variance Permit Application 2680 75th Avenue.
Right after that was the regular meeting at 7PM. The agenda as an HTML page
or as a PDF doc.
The resolutions regarding economic related activities and plans brought up by the Destination Grand Forks steering committee were dealt with in this part of the meeting.
The meetings in their entirety.
Council had a very busy day this Monday – without even having a Committee Of The Whole.
The day began with two public hearings / feedback sessions beginning at 1PM.
The first was a Hearing regarding Bylaw No. 2039-A4
Proposed Rezoning from R1 to R4 to accommodate agricultural uses on the 7600 Block of 8th Street.
No one showed up to speak to it as you can see below.
Following that was the Public Feedback sessions regarding a Development Variance Permit for the Proposed Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence at 7500 Donaldson Drive.
This is the current location of the Warming Centre.
A number of people showed up to speak against Pot and Pot stores in general. The warming centre turned out to be a side issue in this hearing. Listen below.
Right after these sessions Council had a long in-camera session. Of course I cannot tell you what they discussed – media isn’t allowed in the room. But they do give an agenda where they show which sub–sections of section 90 they are using to invoke the in-camera proceedings. I’ll reproduce that part of the agenda below:
THAT Council convene an In-Camera Meeting as outlined under Section 90 of the Community Charter to discuss matters in a closed meeting which are subject to Section 90 (1)
(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered
for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality;
(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council
considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality; and
(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal
service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public;
Finally the evening meeting took place at 7PM. A number of items were added to the agenda and they related to the housing issue and warming centre.
The links to the Agenda for this City Council Meeting are:
As an HTML page
As a PDF doc
The gallery was full – actually more people showed up than could fit in the room. Which meant some waited until others left. Pretty much everyone was there about the city’s plan to get BC Housing to agree to move the supportive housing project from its downtown location to the properties adjacent to the development they are currently engaged in building between the Womens’ Transition House and Brycen Place. And most of the more voluble were against it. To see the Council’s deliberations on this click here or on the pie green slice at the top label Bylaw 2039-A6 Proposed Rezoning on 90th Street.
If Housing isn’t high on your priority list you might be more interested in the large amount the city has to put into the Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades Project. Millions to build a better drain to dump our waste in.
A reminder – when you click on one of the pie slices a new window / tab will open and you’ll be at Youtube and the video will be ready to play at the point you chose. But now you have to press Play.