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Regular Council Meeting – Monday, December 15, 2014

A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, December 15, 2014 and will include:

– City Residential Development Bylaw No. 4244 for consideration of third and final reading

– Smoking Bylaw No. 4240

– Sewer Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 4245

– Information on Rotary District Conference

 

For a complete list of agenda items please click here Regular Meeting of Council – 15 December 2014 – Agenda

 

Curling Rink Closure

For Immediate Release

December 9, 2014

Despite initial test results showing zero ammonia at the Dawson Creek Curling Rink, the last two tests have revealed ammonia in the brine for the Curling Rink Facility. This means that the City has no choice but to immediately close the facility. Staff will work with the BC Safety Authority on a plan to neutralize the brine and de-activate the facility.  Once the ammonia has been neutralized and the chiller drained, the curling rink will be able to re-open the banquet facility for scheduled events.

Based on this information, the Curling Rink will be closed for the remainder of the ice season and consultants working on a remediation plan for the Memorial Arena will be asked to also consider the Curling Rink. Identifying the cause of the leak will allow an action plan for repairs to be created which Council will use when they consider the 2015 budget. User group input will be essential to assist Council to determine what expenditures are rational going forward.

Mayor and Council appreciate that the closure of two recreational facilities offering winter sports and recreation in our community has created disruption for many residents.  Throughout this entire process, the safety of the public has been and will continue to be the first priority.

For further information please contact:

Mayor Dale Bumstead at 250-784-3616

Barry Reynard, Director of Community Services at 250-784-3605

Sewer Increase and Regulations Amendment Bylaw

December 8, 2014

This is to notify you that the City’s sewer infrastructure charge will be increasing effective January 1, 2015. Mayor & Council approved an $8M sewer trunk line upgrade project as part of the City’s 2014 Capital Project. To pay for the added debt payments your bi-monthly sewer charge will increase in accordance to Bylaw 4245.

 

Sewer Rates and Regulations Amendment Report 4245

Sewer Rates and Regulations Amendment Bylaw 4245

 

 

CURLING RINK TO REOPEN / MEMORIAL ARENA TO CLOSE

For Immediate Release

December 1, 2014

The Dawson Creek Curling Rink has been testing at zero ammonia since the brine was neutralized last week and is expected to reopen on Thursday, December 4th subject to BC Safety Authority approval.  The Memorial Arena, however, has now had two successive ammonia positive tests, of increasing severity, showing there is definitely a leak in the Memorial Arena chiller. Read more…

Inaugural Meeting of Council December 1, 2014

The Inaugural Meeting of Council will be held Monday, December 1, 2014 and will include:

– announcements of appointments to the Northeast Regional Advisory Committee

– appointments to the Peace River Regional District

– appointments to the Municipal Library Board

– swearing in of new Council.

 

For a complete list of agenda items please click here Inaugural Meeting Agenda

 

 

Public Program Changes for Arena

PUBLIC SKATING

Nov 30th 5:00pm-6:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA *Winter Theme Public Skate*

PUBLIC SKATING
Nov 30th 5:00pm-6:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA *Winter Theme Public Skate*
Dec 3rd 10:30am-11:30am – IS IN KIN ARENA
Dec 3rd 6:30pm-7:30pm – IS CANCELLED
Dec 7th 5:15pm – 6:15pm – IS IN KIN ARENA *Skate With Santa* Please note this was originally advertised as 5:00pm-6:00pm

PARENT & TOT
Dec 3rd 9:45AM-10:30AM- IS IN KIN ARENA

FREE PLAY
Jan 2nd – Please watch our schedule for updates
Jan 16th – Please watch our schedule for updates
Jan 30th – Please watch our schedule for updates

DROP IN HOCKEY
Nov 28th 11:45am-1:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 30th 10:00pm-11:15pm – IS CANCELLED
Dec 2nd 11:00pm-12:15am – IS IN KIN ARENA
Dec 3rd 11:45am-1:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA
Dec 5th 11:45am-1:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA
Dec 7th 10:00pm-11:15pm – IS CANCELLED

DROP IN HOCKEY 55yrs +
Dec 2nd 10:00am-11:15am – IS IN KIN ARENA

Proposed Policy Amendments

At the Regular Meeting of Council held November 17, 2014, Council passed the following motion:

“That Report No. 14-236 from the Director of Corporate Administration re: Fee for Service Policy be received; further that the policy be amended to remove the Beautification Committee fee and to add the South Peace Historical Society as shown within the policy revision be approved pending the thirty day review period.”

For a complete copy of the report Click here

Any member of the public, who feels they may be affected by the proposed changes to the City of Dawson Creek’s FEE FOR SERVICE POLICY, may submit comments regarding these proposed amendments, in writing to:

Brenda Ginter, Director of Corporate Administration, email: bginter@dawsoncreek.ca or fax 250.782.3203 or drop them off at City Hall at 10105 12A Street no later than December 19, 2014.

Council Meeting Highlights from November 17th

  • Free swim on November 20th, 2014 to recognize National Child Day. The pool will be open from 6:30 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 – 9:00 pm to accommodate free admission.
  • In an effort to encourage local shopping for downtown business, Council approved the request for waiving bus fares for the week of November 22nd until the 28th.
  • The SPCA agreement has been renewed for a three year period.

To download a complete agenda for the November 17th, 2014 agenda Click here.

Program Changes for Rink Activities

Public Program Schedule Changes
PUBLIC SKATING
Nov 19th 10:30am-11:30am – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 19th 6:30pm-7:30pm – IS CANCELLED
Nov 21st 5:30pm-7:15pm – *Special Time* IN KIN ARENA
Nov 23rd 5:00pm-6:00pm – *Special Time* IN KIN ARENA
Nov 26th 10:30am-11:30am – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 26th 6:30pm-7:30pm – IS CANCELLED
Nov 30th 5:00pm-6:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA

PARENT & TOT
Nov 19th 9:45AM-10:30AM- IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 26th 9:45AM-10:30AM- IS IN KIN ARENA

FREE PLAY
Nov 21st 5:15pm-6:45pm – IS CANCELLED
Nov 28th 5:30pm-7:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA

DROP IN HOCKEY
Nov 18th 11:00pm-12:15am – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 19th 11:45am-1:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 21st 11:45am-1:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 23rd 10:00pm-11:15pm – IS CANCELLED
Nov 25th 11:00pm-12:15am – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 26th 11:45am-1:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 28th 11:45am-1:00pm – IS IN KIN ARENA

DROP IN HOCKEY 55yrs +
Nov 18th 10:00am-11:15am – IS IN KIN ARENA
Nov 25th 10:00am-11:15am – IS IN KIN ARENA

Official Election Results

Elections Results are now posted on Civic Info at the link below.

Civic Info Election Results

Report to Council re: 2014 Official Municipal Election Results