Fernie Council Meeting August 30, 2012Posted by admin in : Fernie Council Meeting , add a comment
1 Fernie and District Arts Station – Biennial Lantern Festival
“Rivers of Fire” will happen on Saturday, November 24 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in front of The Arts Station (601 1st Avenue). This will be a great evening of art and creativity enhanced by entertainment and fireworks.
The City of Fernie will again offer in kind support to the organizing committee in the form of barricades, road closures etc. We wish the committee the utmost success with the event.
For further information contact Courtney Baker at 250 423-4842 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 B.C. Government and Service Employees Union
Mr. Gary Werk and Ms. Sandy Kurbis were in attendance to discuss with Council the provincial government’s plans to privatize the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) warehouse and distribution system.
Council passed a resolution to call a moratorium on the privatization of the LDB distribution system.
3 Intention to Dispose of City Property
Council authorized the Director of Leisure Services to advertise Council’s intention to dispose of City property via a Lease Agreement with the Creative Energy Arts Factory for space in the Max Turyk Community Centre from September 1st, 2012 to April 30, 2013.
After the requisite advertising, the Lease will return to Council for consideration of approval.
4 2nd Annual Elk River Swim Drink Fish Festival
To honour the Elk River, raise awareness and promote stewardship of this precious resource, the Elk River Alliance is planning the 2nd Annual Elk River Swim Drink Fish Festival on September 29 and 30, 2012.
Council passed a resolution to make a special proclamation in honour of World and BC Rivers Day, the last Sunday, September 30, 2012.
5 25th Annual General Meeting of the Subscribers of the Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia
Council appointed Mayor Giuliano as Delegate and Councilors Macnair and Krats as Alternates for the purpose of voting the City’s interests at the upcoming MIA AGM to be held Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 in Victoria during the 2012 UBCM Convention.
6 Bylaw No. 2192
Council adopted Bylaw No. 2192 cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 136, 2012 which rezones Block A, District Lot 4137, Kootenay District, Plan 1623 located at 400 Bossio Road in Parkland Terrace from RR – Rural Residential to P2 – Parks and Open Space.
7 Bylaw No. 2194
Council adopted Bylaw No. 2194 cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 137, 2012 which rezones Lot 6, Block 77, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 734A located at 892 – 10th Avenue from R1 – Single Family Residential to R1SL – Single Family Residential Small Lot.
8 AKBLG – “For Richer or Poorer” Workshop
Members of Council and the Director of Financial and Computer Services will be attending the workshop “For Richer or Poorer” Building the Case for Taxation Tools on October 19, 2012 at the St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino in Cranbrook.
Fernie Council Meeting August 15, 2012Posted by admin in : Fernie Council Meeting , add a comment
1) Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research
Council received a letter of request form Ms. Jennifer Parker this year’s organizer for the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research, and agreed to offer any in-kind support for the event that can be reasonably provided. The run is to be held Sunday, September 9th date to be announced soon.
Anyone looking to take part in the run or volunteer with the event please contact Jennifer at email@example.com
2) RCMP – South East District Headquarters
re: Fernie RCMP Detachment
Council has made a request with the Ministry of Justice to meet with an “E” Division representative at the upcoming UBCM Conference to discuss cell retrofit for the Fernie detachment as the existing cells have been decommissioned, as well a time line for the Rural Policing Study
3) 5th Street and Highway #3 Intersection
Council for the City of Fernie have contacted the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure requesting the Ministry to remove the pedestrian crosswalk paint and the crossing signage at the intersection of Highway #3 and 5th Street.
This transportation corridor is a very busy stretch of highway and there have been several witnessed incidents with both vehicles and pedestrians at this intersection.
Council would like to direct the pedestrian traffic to use the signal controlled crossings at 4th Street and 7th Street to ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors alike.
4) Development Process – Task Force
Council will investigate the creation of a task force to look into the impediments, barriers and opportunities for development in Fernie as well recommend process improvements resulting from its findings.
5) Issues with Skunks in Fernie
Council allocated a budget of $1500 dollars for contracted services to deal with skunk complaints on private property, subject to confirmation of the City’s lawful authority to do so.