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City Council Meetings Aug 12, 2019

Council had a full day August 12. A Committee Of The Whole meeting at 9AM followed by an in-camera meeting and finally the regular meeting at 7PM

You can read the agendas as you watch and listen to the meeting recordings.

The Agendas:
Links to the Committee Of The Whole Agenda as an HTML page or a PDF doc.
Links to the regular meeting agenda as an HTML page or PDF doc.

Warming Centre - To resolve bylaw to evict or provide a variance Property Tax Concerns - Michael Zimmer Boundary Museum Society - Quarterly Report Grand Forks Border Bruins - Darryl Funk/John Clewlow - Fee-for-Service Update Memo In-Kind Options Update Wayfinding Project Rural Dividend Fund Application Strategies to Increase Affordable and Attainable Housing Options in Grand Forks Monthly Highlight Reports Bylaw Amendment No. 2039-A8 Proposed Rezoning of approximately 0.3399 Hectare (0.84 acre) parcel from Highway Commercial to Tourist Commercial Update on Events activities
COUNCIL REPORTS RDKB REPORT Fire Department Capital and Operating Budget re-allocation Formal Designation of the Market District Strategies to Increase Affordable and Attainable Housing Options in Grand Forks Revised Policy 802 - Procurement Q2 2019 Financial Reports Flippin Fun Gymnastics Grand Forks Community Trails Society Bylaw No. 2039-A7 Proposed Rezoning from R1 to R2 at 2680 - 75th Avenue Bylaw Amendment No. 2039-A8 Proposed Rezoning of approx. 0.3399 Hectare (0.84 acre) parcel from Highway Commercial to Tourist Commercial QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

Or you can watch them in their entirety below

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 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