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REPORTING · 7th February 2011
Walter McFarlane
Get Ready for another long Council Meeting for 2011. Tonight’s meeting begins at 7:30 and ends late in the evening. Why? Because it is time for the 2011 Budget to begin and tonight’s meeting highlights community organizations as well as the Regular Meeting of Council.

There are three presentations booked prior to the Budget presentations. Allen Smith is presenting on the Halibut Deep Sea Fishing Policy, a Budget Report From the Kitimat Health Advocacy Group and Madeleine Robinson is speaking on the Mount Elizabeth Outdoor Multi Purpose Court Renovation.

From about 7:45 to 9:45 Council sees presentations from many community organizations. Scheduled to present are: Kitimat Victim Services, RCMP, Senior Citizens Association, Museum, Arts for Youth, Mount Elizabeth Theatre, KUTE, Kitimat Public Library, Kitimat Flying Club, Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club, Kitimat Emergency Plan and the Retire Kitimat Task Force.

After approving minutes, there are four motions. The first is to allow a change to the bylaws and procedures be modified to allow people to put snow at the end of their driveways along the curb so long as it does not impede traffic, a motion to have all committees and commissions meet once a year, a motion to review the committees and commissions which councillors are appointed and a motion to write the Prime Minster and the Minster of fisheries and Oceans about the Halibut allocation policy.

Two bylaws appear on the agenda next, the final adoption of the Revenue Borrowing Bylaw and the introduction for the Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities bylaw.

Under reports are the Council remuneration for 2011 and the invitation to attend the Northwest Economic Meeting. Finally, there is one communication from the school board on the Number of Trustees.