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Budget Meeting of Council – Monday February 2, 2015

A Budget Meeting will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015

For a complete copy of the City’s 2015 Financial Plan click the link below:

Draft 1 Consolidated Package

Regular Meeting of Council – Monday February 2, 2015

A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 and will include:

- High on Ice Festival 2015/Mayor’s Ice Carving Challenge

- Coldest Night of the Year Presentation

- Lonestar Night Club – Liquor-Primary License Application

- Zoning Amendment (15-03) Bylaw No. 4257, 2015 (Woodlands 1513-1549-117th Ave)

For a complete list of agenda items please click here Regular Council Agenda February 2, 2015

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015

Council Chambers, City Hall 12:00 PM

The public is welcome to attend a Special Council Meeting regarding:

  • TransCanada Project Pipeline Update

Brenda Ginter

Director of Corporate Administration

 

For a complete agenda please click the link below:

Special Meeting Agenda February 3, 2015

Auction Now Open

The City of Dawson Creek is auctioning retired items; such as pick-ups, equipment and more. The auction for the first round of items is open now. This auction will close February 2, 2015. Please use the link below to access the site.

http://tinyurl.com/ln78zfa

Regular Meeting of Council – Monday January 19, 2015

A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 and will include:

- A report from the Director of Development Services re: Transportation of Dangerous Goods

 

For a complete list of agenda items please click here Regular Council Agenda January 19, 2015

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015

Council Chambers, City Hall 8:30 AM

The public is welcome to attend a Special Council Meeting regarding:

  • Zoning Amendment Bylaw No.4254 with proposed changes to Bylaw No. 4115, 2011

Brenda Ginter

Director of Corporate Administration

Council Meeting Highlights from January 5, 2015

  • Mayor and Council proclaimed January 2015 Crime Stoppers Month in Dawson Creek.
  • Report from the Chief Administrator Office regarding the Memorial Arena, Kin Arena, and Curling Rink.
  • Council agreed to sponsor the Rotary 2015 District Conference to be held in October 2015, with inspiring speakers such as Sally Armstrong, Alvin Law, and first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013) Col. Chris Hadfield.

For a complete agenda go to the “City” tab and follow the links.

Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 4240, 2014 Now in Effect.

At the Regular Meeting of Council January 5, 2015, Council approved the Smoking Regulation Bylaw, No. 4240, 2014.

For more information please view the bylaw, reports to Council and signs below. Also, a letter sent to business owners and managers is copied at the bottom of this notice.

Should you have further questions, please contact Brenda Ginter, Director of Corporate Administration at 250-784-3614 or email bginter@dawsoncreek.ca.

Smoking Regulation Bylaw 4240, 2014

Report to Council – December 15, 2014

Report to Council – November 3, 2014

Report to Council – October 6, 2014

Report to Council – September 15, 2014

Smoke Free Environment Sign

7.5 Meters Smoke Free Sign

Information letter to local businesses

 

Press Release – Curling Rink and Memorial Arena to Remain Closed

For Immediate Release

January 7, 2015

 

The Memorial Arena and the Curling Rink have experienced ammonia contamination in their brine and are now closed for the remainder of the 2014/15 ice season. Memorial Arena uses are being relocated to the Encana Events Centre, beginning on Friday, January 9, 2015.

All ammonia storage and contaminated brine have now been removed from the Memorial Arena and the Curling Rink. The buildings are now in limited use for non-ice related purposes. Investigative measures are underway to determine the exact nature of the necessary repairs/replacements to re-open these facilities for ice related uses.

The information that Council requires in order to make a fully supported decision on the future of the Memorial Arena and Curling Rink will not be available before the 2015 budget is finalized. As a result, Council faced a choice of either moving forward with incomplete information or with no guarantee that the buildings would be available as ice facilities for the 2015/16 ice season.

In keeping with Council’s previous direction, the Memorial Arena will remain closed for the rest of the 2014/15 ice season.  The discussion with Memorial Arena users will canvass the details of the transition to Encana Events Centre.

At the Regular Meeting of Council January 5, 2015 Council approved the following steps regarding activities and allocation of the necessary funding in the 2015 budget to complete the activities:

  1. Undertake the necessary investigations and upgrades to the Kin Arena refrigeration system in order to extend its viability as an ice facility for another 2 to 3 years, at the estimated cost of $100,000.00;
  2. Undertake the necessary investigation to determine if the Curling Rink can be returned to use as an ice facility for the 2015/16 ice season and fund necessary upgrades to a total cost not to exceed $120,000.00. Should additional funding be required it would not be available until the 2016 Budget year and the building would not operate as an ice facility for the 2015/16 ice season;
  3. Operate the Encana Events Centre as an ice facility for the 2015/16 ice season, with Global Spectrum to include that use as part of their 2015 and 2016 Budget proposals;
  4. Undertake Building Envelope studies on the Memorial Arena, the Kin Arena, and the Curling Rink, at an estimated cost of $25,000.00;
  5. Thoroughly investigate the condition of the refrigeration system, piping, and pad at the Memorial Arena at an estimated cost of $25,000.00;
  6. Undertake a Needs Assessment for future ice uses in Dawson Creek at an estimated cost of $40,000.00; and
  7. Operate the Memorial Arena as a heated indoor dry floor facility for the winter of 2015/16 to test the market for such success.

For further information please contact:

Mayor Dale Bumstead
250-784-3616
Barry Reynard,
Director of Community Services
250-784-3605

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
Council Chambers, City Hall 10:00 AM

The public is welcome to attend a Special Council Meeting with MP Bob Zimmer regarding:

  • New Building Canada Fund
  • Dawson Creek’s Infrastructure Needs

Brenda Ginter
Director of Corporate Administration