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REPORTING · 15th October 2012
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council Meets tonight, Monday, October 15th at 7:30 PM in the Public Safety Building. There are a number of presentations, reports and motions but two public hearings start off the meeting.

The first Public Hearing is in regards to using Shipping Containers as Accessory Buildings to Structures.. The second Public Hearing is about the housing development proposed by Jack Oviatt.

Rick Gateman, the President of Coastal Gas Pipeline Project is providing a project update. John Ross from Northwest Community College is coming before Council. Danielle Dalton from AFFNO is speaking to Council about Winterfest 2014. Margaret Warcup and Wendy Kraft are presenting to Council about the up and coming Telethon. Finally, Cheryl Rumley from Tamitik Status of Women is looking for a Letter of Support for a project on domestic violence.

After approving Minutes from previous meetings, there are four motions. The first comes from Councillor Phil Germuth and it is about Industrial Work Camps. Councillor Corinne Scott presents a trio of motions concerning the reduction of the speed limit on the highway outside of Cablecar, tarping garbage at the landfill and clearing the brush on the highway.

Under bylaws, the two items from the public hearings return for 2nd and / or 3rd reading.

There are ten reports. Among them are the statement of accounts for September and Council Remuneration. Returning to Council are the use of Riverlodge for the Sea Cadets, gaining waterfront access for Kayaking and the Cablecar playground.

New reports include a development variance permit for Rio Tinto Alcan, A request for a travel grant from the Snow Valley Skating Club, a request for a letter of support for a UBCM School connections grant, a request for use of public land for West Coast Amusements and a request from the Fire Department to donate one of their older fire trucks to Peru through a program called Fire Fighters Without Boarders.

Finally under communications are a letter from AFFNO concerning Winterfest 2014 and the letter of support for the Tamitik Status of Women.