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REPORTING · 19th December 2011
Walter McFarlane
It is the Council Meeting before Christmas tonight, Monday, December 19th at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers. It is also the first Council Meeting where the new Council gets to work together towards the future of this community.

The meeting begins simply with a presentation by a former City Councillor, Bob Corless. Following him Staff Sergeant Steve Corp does his Monthly Policing Report for November.

Margaret Warcup takes the stand next. She has three topics to present on. The first is in regards to the Kitimat Community Foundation, the second relates to the Grant Writer and the third is about the Interagency Committee.

Cheryl Rumley Steps up next to speak to the issue of poverty and safe, affordable housing needs. Finally Trish Parsons talks about the Housing needs study.

After Council approves the minutes from the past couple of meetings, Council moves into unfinished business. The unfinished business is the appointment of Councillors to committees.

There are no motions but there is a bylaw. The bylaw is the revenue anticipation borrowing bylaw which allows Council to borrow money to cover expenses into 2012.

Five reports are presented to Council, the first is in regards to use of public land by West Coast Amusements on Monday, April 30th and May 1st, 2012. The second is a TECUP requested by J Oviatt Contracting to build an office in a G5-A Zone.

The third and fourth reports relate to camps which will be built for Kitimat LNG project. Both camps are set to be built in the former Eurocan Parking site. The final report is the statement of accounts for the month of November.

Under communications are 5 reports which have been sent to the Council by Warcup, Rumley and Parsons based on their presentations earlier in the meeting. There are also a pair of letters from concerned parents who have found the parking lot where they are supposed to drop off their children for school is not adequately cleared of snow.

Finally, there are minutes from the recent Advisory Planning Commission for Council’s Approval.