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REPORTING · 16th July 2012
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council meets tonight and the meetings are getting longer. Tonightís meeting, for July 16th is jam packed with everything. The meeting starts at 7:30 Pm.

It opens with a pair of public hearings. The first is for the Minette Bay Lodge Pyne Hamlet. The second is for the Carwash which is going in between the Legion and Rosarioís.

Following are 8 presentations. Luis Teves is presenting on Pedroís Restaurant, Trish Parsons is talking about Community Tourism Opportunities, Cheryl Brown is discussing Whatís Happening Now from Douglas Channel Watch and Eleanor Kendell is requesting to make Kitimat a Rotary Peace Community.

This is followed by Kelly Marsh and Manny Arruda, both presenting on Enbridge. Cori Boguski is presenting on the decommissioning of the Wading Pools and Rob Seeley from Shell is providing an update.

There is a single motion on the table, the creation of a sani-dump at the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce. Under bylaws, there 2nd and 3rd reading of the two items up for public hearing.

Under reports, the is a request for a travel grant from the Kitimat Marlin Swim club and the Western Canadian Armature Motocross. There is a Development Variance Permit for Tim Hortonís Oversized Pylon Sign and a Development Permit Application for Hillcrest Place Apartments Renovations.

There is a Rio Tinto application for a Temporary Building Permit for storage tents and the infamous Liquor License which has haunted the last two meetings. Reports concludes with the statement of accounts for June.

Finally, under communications, there is a funding request from the Chamber of Commerce concerning tourism opportunities in Kitimat, the request for Kitimat to be declared a peace community, a request for support from Band Together BC and a letter from Michael Langegger on Smart Metres.