April 27, 2009 Committee of the Whole Minutes
Minutes of a Committee of the Whole meeting held April 27, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Mayor: G.T. Phelps
Councillors: J. K. Ambler
L. V. Jangula
D. S. McRae
Staff: S. Gray, Administrator
J. Ward, Manager of Corporate Administration
R. Wiwchar, Director of Community Services
K. Lagan, Director of Operational Services
T. Manthey, Director of Financial Services
P. Crawford, Director of Planning Services
The meeting was called to order at 4:01 p.m.
Mayor Phelps expressed appreciation to City staff regarding the Earth Day events.
1.00 STAFF REPORTS
Final Financial Plan
Moved by Leonard and seconded by McRae that the report from the Director of Financial Services regarding the 2009 – 2013 Financial Plan be received for information.
Moved by Leonard and seconded by Theos that the commercial tax multiplier be set at 3.35 for 2009.
Defeated with Councillors Leonard and Theos in favour
Moved by Presley and seconded by Jangula that the commercial tax multiplier be set at 3.20 for 2009, and working towards a .15 reduction in each of the years 2010 and 2011.
Defeated with Councillor Presley in favour
Moved by Theos and seconded by Ambler that the commercial tax multiplier be set at 3.30 for 2009.
Carried with Councillor Presley opposed
South Courtenay Local Area Plan
Moved by Jangula and seconded by Ambler that Council consider the proposed South Courtenay Local Area Plan for approval to advance this plan through the adoption of applicable implementing bylaws.
Roundabouts vs. Traffic Signals
Moved by Presley and seconded by Leonard that the report from the Director of Operational Services regarding roundabouts vs. traffic signals be received for information.
Road Paving Projects
Moved by Presley and seconded by McRae that the report from the Director of Operational Services regarding the 2009-2012 list of road paving projects be received for information.
Building Canada Fund
Moved by Jangula and seconded by Presley that Council approve the submission of the following two projects for the Building Canada Fund:
Ø 5th Street bridge rehabilitation in the amount of $1,837,262.
Ø Flood plain mapping updating in the amount of $161,750.
An update was provided regarding the current swine flu concerns.
2.00 RESOLUTIONS OF COUNCIL
In Camera Meeting
Moved by Presley and seconded by Theos that under the provisions of Section 90(1)(c)(e)(k) of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that a Special In-Camera meeting closed to the public, will be held April 27, 2009 at the conclusion of the Committee of the Whole Meeting.
Moved by Presley and seconded by Leonard that the meeting now adjourn at 5:45 p.m.
Manager of Corporate Administration
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