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NOTICE OF SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING OF COUNCIL

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING OF COUNCIL

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017

Council Chambers, City Hall

1:00 p.m.

Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given of a Special Meeting of Council, to be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Council Chambers, City Hall. This meeting will be closed to the public as per Section 90 (1) (g) A part of a council meeting must be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality.

Brenda Ginter

Director of Corporate Administration

 

Fire Ban in Still in Effect

The Dawson Creek Fire Protection Area is still following the recommendation from BC Wildfire Service and not allowing fires of any kind within its jurisdiction.

Please continue to adhere to the restrictions.

For more information on the fire ban click here.

Fees and Service Charges – Increases Coming

After extensive consultation with user groups and consideration of current operating costs, Council is proposing amendments to the Fees and Charges Bylaw that would see an increase in fees to users of various City services including Community Services programs and facilities. The proposed increases will bring user fees and charges closer to the current costs to operate programs and contribute to reducing the fiscal gap between City revenues and expenditures.

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Draft Encroachment Policy – Public Consultation Period

The City of Dawson Creek recognizes that encroachments onto City property exist and will continue to be discovered.  On July 17th, Council approved a draft Encroachment Policy to be presented to the public for a 30 day comment period.  The full staff report and the draft policy can be found on the City’s website, but if you only have a couple of minutes to spare please review the following highlights. 

It is the intention of the City to apply the new encroachment policy when a complaint is received, when encroachments are identified by the City through its normal work, or when an application for an encroachment is received.

The policy includes guidelines to make sure that encroachments do not:

  • negatively affect City lands and easements or the City’s ability to maintain effective services,
  • restrict public access and enjoyment of lands for public use,
  • or contradict Federal/Provincial legislation, City bylaws, City policies, or City planning documents.

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