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REPORTING · 7th May 2012
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat Council meets tonight, Monday May 7th for their regular meeting of Council at 7:30. The Agenda is packed. The first item on the agenda is the Court of Revision Flat Rate Tax Role.

There are four presentations. The first is from Harley Bell from the Hill Climb Committee. Ruth and Howard Mills present next on the Zoning Amendment at 2255 Kitamaat Village Road.

Cheryl Brown from Douglas is scheduled to present on Northern Gateway Pipelines. She will be followed by Chris Anderson and Michael Cowdell from Enbridge on Marine Liability.

There are four motions scheduled. Councillor Mary Murphy has a motion for the District of Kitimat to recycle. Councillor Rob Goffinet has a motion to accept BC Hydro’s invitation to meet with Council.

Murphy has a second motion to erect a Day of Mourning Plaque at Coughlin Memorial Park to commemorate workers who were killed or injured due to workplace accidents. Finally, Councillor Corrine Scott’s Revitalization Tax Exemption By-Law returns to Council.

Under Bylaws, the Financial Plan, Tax Rate and a Service Centre Zoning Amendment Bylaw go to Final Adoption. Several changes to Leisure Services will be introduced.

Under reports, there is the request for sponsorship from the Hill Climb as well as the Zoning application from Minette Bay Lodge. There is a Temporary Commercial Use Permit request for a home based business on Angle Street.

There is also a request for an Application for Development Variance Permit from Rio Tinto Alcan regarding the Cathode Sealing Building. Finally, there is a report on the Fuel Management Prescription Program and the Operational Fuel Treatment Program.

There are two communications. One is from the Ministry of Finance about industrial taxation. The second is from the Ministry of Justice inviting Council to take part in a roundtable on policing.