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REPORTING · 8th March 2010
Walter McFarlane
Maintaining a trend of large agenda’s Kitimat City Council meets tonight, Monday, March 8th at 7:30 PM at the Council Chambers in the Public Safety Building. The topic of the night appears to be money.

Scheduled to present are Rick Brouwer who wishes to speak on behalf of the Skeena Nass Centre for Innovations in Resource Economics. Staff Sergeant Corp wishes to update Council with the monthly policing report. The Snowflake Community Fairground Society is presenting a request for a grant for this year's Bull-O-Rama. Rory Brown has concerns about the District. Finally, Cathy Hague wishes to speak about Kitimat as a retirement community.

There are three motions on the table. Councillor Randy Halyk has a motion to send representatives to a Shipping Seminar. Councillor Richard McLaren has a motion regarding port development followed by Halyk who has a motion to establish an Economic Development Advisory Board.

There are three bylaws on the table as well. The Remuneration Bylaw returns as does the Flat Tax Bylaw and the bylaw which will change the date Council meets.

Reports cover the topics of community grants quite thoroughly. Bull-O-Rama 2010, The Kitimat Multi-Cultural Society, Kitimat Minor Hockey, Kitimat Community Literacy Network, Senior Girls Basketball, 2010 Kitamaat Open Basketball Tournament, Kitimat Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Smithers are all requesting grants. The Kitimat Senior Citizens Association have a letter of support for Housing and Support Initiatives and Northern Gateway has submitted a report.

Following the reports are a communication from Clerice Riggs on the Budget Decisions and Rick Brouwer requests a letter of support. Following that is New Business. Then the meeting goes in camera.