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REPORTING · 22nd June 2010
Walter McFarlane
The Kitimat City Council meets tonight, Monday, June 21st at the Public Safety Building. There are 5 presentations scheduled for the evening. There are also two motions which should not be missed.

The first presentation is the recognition of 2010 Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award Recipient followed by Staff Sergeant Steve Corp with the Monthly policing report for May. Eleanor Kendall, President Elect of Rotary Club of Kitimat on the topic of a peace committee comes next. Then comes Gloria Dielschneider on the topic of Bylaw enforcement. The final Presentation is from Dave Shannon. The topic is Enbridge.

Under Motions, the Mayor’s Statement in the Enbridge Brochure hits the table for the third Council Meeting in a row. The question is whether or not the Council will approve Mayor Joanne Monaghan’s statement. Then comes a motion to hire George Cuff to explain to Mayor and Council what the role of a Mayor is.

Following Motions are the final adoption of the bylaw to have the Advisory Recreation Commission also cover the Commission for persons with Disabilities and the Family Court Committee. Following this are the changes to recreation fees bylaw.

There are four reports, Kitimat Youth Centre is requesting a grant for a triple three sporting event, a meeting with BC Transit, a TINUP and finally the statement of accounts for May.

Communications includes the Request for the Peace Committee, a request for Council to attend a meeting covering the Development of housing and employment for people with special needs and a person asking the district to trim the trees at overlook park.

With an agenda like this, there is bound to be new business so tune into the Council Meeting or watch it streamed live on the Kitimat Daily Website.
Consultant?
Comment by Mike Forward on 22nd June 2010
You know what would be nice? If we had an individual who managed the affairs of the city for Council...looked after the community charter, held the job descriptions and accountabilities for everyone from filing clerks to the councilors and the mayor. Someone whose job it would be to oversee every project committed to by council. They could call this person the Municipal Manager.

In all seriousness, I find it extraordinarily difficult to believe that the roles and accountabilities of the Mayor are not written somewhere and I am at a loss as to why some external consultant needs to be paid to come in and tell our Mayor how to stop foolish comments publicly on behalf of council and our town.
Hire a consultant ....what a complete waste'''
Comment by Larry Walker on 21st June 2010
You can get the same information, for the price a phone call to the Department of
Municipal Affairs, Government of B.C.
Again...."What a complete waste of taxpayers
money"