Council kicked off its regular meeting for Monday, October 17th with good news. “We start our Council Meetings with good news and we have some good news tonight,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan.
She started by thanking all of the people who worked on the Aluminium City Telethon and announced the final total of over $45,000 from when the Telethon went off air. She reminded everyone there was more to be counted and added there was more set aside. With this money, they could go to Northern Development Initiative Trust and they will double the money, turning $50,000 to $100,000.
Monaghan’s next announcement is two professors from UNBC will be meeting with Rio Tinto Alcan, Kitimat Valley Institute and herself to put some input from Apache, BC LNG and the Haisla Nation on the educational needs for these projects will be and how these needs will be met.
She announced Apache has received their export license for the next twenty years. Read the release here
Monaghan reminded everyone the Unsightly Premises Task Force will be presenting to Council with information on what they could do to address the problem of unsightly premises.
Finally, she encouraged everyone to look at the refurbished wall at Centennial Park. “As you know, it was presented to Council to do away with the wall and surrounding area. Council stepped in and said, ‘no, we want it revitalized. The wall is finished. Please take a look, I think you will be pleased,” said Monaghan.