Here are a few brief highlights from the Council meeting. Full minutes will be posted here when they have been approved by Council. You can view the video of the meeting here.
- Council declined a request to vary the City sign bylaw to accommodate a local business
- Council directed staff to prepare an amendment to the M2 regulations to prohibit sand storage uses in the area adjacent to the CN Railway between 8th Street and 15th Street
- Council received the final financial report on the Calvin Kruk Centre ($17.4 million)
- Council was presented with recommendations from the Residential Development Committee and from the consultant Urban Systems and directed staff to prepare a zoning amendment bylaw that reflects the recommendations.
The annual Candlelight Dinner is a one-night event where restaurants in communities across B.C. volunteer to turn down their lights and serve dinner by candlelight as a demonstration of how simple actions – like flicking a switch – can add up to make a big difference when it comes to saving energy.
WHEN: Wednesday October 22nd
TIME: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: Boston Pizza, Brown’s Social House, Chances Prospect Lounge, Doc Hollies Eatery, FIXX Urban Grill, Le’s Family Restaurant, Lodge Café, Mr. Mikes, Meng Fan, Sola’s Bar & Grill, Stuie’s Diner, The Pantry, White Spot
The agenda for the Council meeting on October 20th is posted.
A few highlights of the agenda include:
· A request to vary the City sign bylaw
· A report regarding the fiscal gap
· And recommendations to Council from the Residential Development Committee
Please look at the full agenda for all items and details.
SURE WATER Outcomes
Earlier this year, Dawson Creek residents provided their input during Phase II of the SURE WATER community consultation. This year’s campaign provided more detailed information about the increase in costs to taxpayers to fund an additional water supply source, such as a pipeline to the Peace River. New information provided about population projections and raw water storage capacity showed that our current water supply has a longer lifespan than previously estimated. Results of the public consultation reflected a shift from Phase I, with less support for investigating a new water supply source at this time and increased concern about the affordability of a water supply upgrade and willingness to pay.
Recently, Mayor and Council received a presentation from Northern Health and the Canadian Cancer Society regarding the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and to further encourage the adoption of a smoke free outdoor spaces bylaw.
In keeping with the City’s mission to provide a healthy environment for all generations, the City is considering strengthening its current smoking regulation bylaw. The changes proposed are similar to those in many communities in BC and provide a gold standard when it comes to promoting a healthy environment for our citizens and visitors.
What is new?
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Council Chambers, City Hall 5:15 PM
There will be a Special Council meeting regarding:
- Development Permit 14-18, 501 Highway 2 – Aviator Hotel
- Wall of Fame Achievement Corner 2014 Nominations – Memorial Arena
- Dawson Creek Art Gallery Request for Special Occasion Permit
Director of Corporate Administration
- The Royal Canadian Legion was offered lease space in the Youth Care Centre.
- The Dawson Creek Disc Golf Club has been given permission to set up a temporary disc golf course.
- Council cancelled plans for a 2015 Energy Conference and will make plans to meet with key industry stakeholders during the Fall Fair instead.
- Smoking Regulation Bylaw 4240 was given first two readings. This is an outdoor smoking bylaw which will be brought to the next Council meeting for further considerations. The staff report is here and the bylaw can be found here.