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REPORTING · 7th June 2010
Walter McFarlane
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Kitimat City Council is the place to be tonight, Monday June 7th as it is going to be big. With seven presentations and 11 reports, it will be well worth watching.

The Closure of KIR returns to Council tonight and Lori Ferreira representing Kitimat Minor Hockey wishes to talk about this issue. Dan and Brad Stinson from Festivals Kitimat wish to discuss the Canada Day Celebration. The next presentation is BCRPA awards and Northern Building awards. District Staffing is next from Frank Mauro.

Virgle Vales is next and he wishes to discuss Power Sales and the economic situation on behalf of the Kitimat, Terrace and District Labour Council. Dieter Wagner will address Council on the Enbridge Brochure. Finally, Margaret Warcup from the Interagnecy Social Planning wishes to speak about the Grant Writer.

After the minutes are approved, the topic of the Grant Writer retuns to the table, which is bound to spark discussion. Following that, a new bylaw hits the table to place the Family Court Committee and the Advisory Comission for Persons with Disabilities under the wing of the Advisory Recreation Committee.

The first report deals with the closure of KIR and the ramifications of such a decisiosn. Following this is the fee schedule. Then comes the recommendations on the suggestions made by Mary John at a Council meeting on April 12th.

Reports continue with a travel grant request for Mount Elizabeth Secondary School AA Boys Golf team to attend a tournament last weekend in Squamish followed by a request for fill from the road upgrade program in Cable Car for the Snowflake Community Fair Grounds.

Next is a request for sponsorship for this year's Dragonboat Regatta scheduled for July 10th and a request to put a Memorial Bench in Mountainview Square to commemorate an Overwaitea Employee.

The next two reports deal with the TINUP and TEACUP discussed at the May 17th meeting of Council. This is followed by a report based on a motion by Randy Halyk to number the motions in the minutes.

The final report is an invitation from the Coast First Nations to take a representative from the District of Kitimat on an Educational Tour of the Gulf Oil Spill. The questions put before council are: Do they wish to send a delegate? and who will go?

There are two communications. The first is information about Canada Day, the theme is “2010 to back when.” The second is from the Kitimat Public Library Board requestiong Council to Make Wakishan Beautiful.

After all this, there is bound to be some new business so tune in.