REPORTING · 21st December 2009
Christmas is coming but the Kitimat City Council is still in session. Tonight, the Regular Meeting of City Council will be taking place at the public safety building. The subject matter looks anything but festive.
The Kitimat RCMP are scheduled to make their monthly presentation to Council and Bob McLeod wishes to speak about cuts made to provincial training for emergency services. He is requesting that the District of Kitimat write the Premier and the Solicitor General to have the funding restored.
After minutes from prior council meetings going back to November are approved, Mayor Joanne Monaghan has a motion to spend $2,500 to leverage a $7,500 grant to hire someone to look through the available grants that the District can apply for.
Reports include a travel grant, a request for permission to put a sign up by H&R Block and a request to restrict parking along side Kitimat City High. Finally, there is the statement of accounts for November.
In communications, there is a request from a needy Kitimat Citizen on a fixed income to request that she be given reduced taxes, access to recreation facilities and free transportation as she is needier than the people who work at Eurocan and has also been affected by the announcement as her home is no longer marketable.
Also on the communications table is a request from UBCM, A letter from the city of Burnaby and a Memorandum of Understanding between the District of Kitimat and Pytrade Canada. The Final Communication is from Catalyst Paper requesting that the District support lower taxes for industries.