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Council Meeting of Sept 24, 2018

City Council had only one public meeting on Sept 24, 2018. There was a private meeting with BC Housing earlier in the day.

The Monday evening meeting agenda wasn’t all that long. And the meeting itself progressed at a speedy clip with most of the agenda being dispensed with in less than a half hour. It was the extra stuff and question period that dominated the conversation time.

What extra stuff?

First there was a Late Item added to the agenda by Councilor Tripp. This item was a discussion on whether or not a development permit should be allowed for the 2nd Street BC Housing development because the location was part of the flooded area of downtown. To some it appeared to be an attempt to thwart the construction of that development at that location.

Then there were the attempts by councilor Butler to pry some meeting minutes out of staff – notes of a meeting that did not have any council participation but was attended by a staff member and, she maintained, a candidate for council in the coming election. It was the beginning of an effort that extended onto social media for the rest of the week as she attempted to hang the BC Housing Support Housing development around the neck of one of the mayoral candidates. Which one was not apparent during the meeting but as the days passed by it appeared to be Brian Taylor.

When you look at the pie below keep in mind that agenda items that take less than 90 seconds to dispense with do not appear. That leaves out an Info Item and two of the Bylaws. Also note that the question period took up most of the time. In large part that’s down to me . . . arguing with council and the Mayor. I’d like to extend a thank you to those on Facebook who were not only paying attention but actively engaged by fact checking at least one of the points of contention.

The meeting in its entirety

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA COUNCIL REPORTS RDKB REPORT Bylaw 2050 - Council Members Remuneration and Expenses Bylaw 2053 - Cannabis Delegation Regarding BC Housing development downtown QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

Council Meetings of Aug 20, 2018

August 20 was another full day for City Council. First a 2 1/2 hour Committee Of The Whole meeting starting at 9AM. Then an in-camera meeting and finally an evening regular meeting at 7PM.

Two organizations, gallery 2 and the Boundary Museum, came to give their quarterly reports. Watering restrictions (it’s that time of year) were on the agenda as well. The changes to border crossing hours had been on the previous agenda but the┬áCommissioner for Ferry County,┬áJohnna Exner, was unable to make that date (they also faced flooding and wildfire). She did make it this time.

But the topics that generated the most back and forth discussion were a Temporary Use Permit for a Tiny House on Wheels. Remuneration for councilors and the mayor, and whether it should be Council or a Delegate that deals with applications for shops wanting to sell Cannabis.

The highlights of the Committee Of The Whole meeting were:

 


The highlights of the Regular evening meeting were:

 


The meetings in their entirety

Gallery 2 Quarterly Report presentation The Boundary Museum Society Quarterly Report presentation Proposed Tiny House on Wheels Monthly Highlight Reports Department Managers 2018-2022 Financial Plan Amendment Proposed Council Members Remuneration and Expenses Nature Park Dedication Cannabis Delegation QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC Crossing Hours REPORTS, QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES FROM MEMBERS OF COUNCIL Watering Restrictions Council Members Remuneration and Expenses Tiny House on Wheels QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA