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REPORTING · 4th February 2013
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council meets tonight, Monday, February 4th for their Regular Meeting of Council in the Council Chambers in the Public Safety Building starting at 7:30 PM. The agenda is long.

There are four presentations scheduled. The first is from Brian D. Bornhold, who is presenting to Council on Submarine Landsides and Tsunamis in the Douglas Channel.. The second presentation is from Janet Munro, the Director of Meningitis BC.

The next presenter is Chad Fournier from Kitimat Search and Rescue to request the use of the Riverlodge Community Room. The final presentation comes from Sean Crockett, representing PTI. He is applying for the official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment for PTI.

After approving the minutes, there are two motions. The first is a motion from Councillor Phil Germuth to invite MLA Robin Austin to speak at a Public meeting of Council. The second motion comes from Councillor Edwin Empinado, to write a letter of support for installing a ramp at Nechako Elementary School.

There is one communication, from Munro requesting the District of Kitimat to accept and receive donations.

There are eight reports. The first comes from Kitimat Search and Rescue and concerns their presentation. There is similarly a report from the PTI Group. There is a request for a grant from the Kitimat Rod and Gun Association to Repair a Water main.

There is a Development Permit Application for 702-730 Kuldo Boulevard, A TINUP for Kitimat Landscaping’s use of the Borrow Pit.

The Airport Transportation Subsidy will return to Council with a report on using the Handidart, The Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club is requesting a change to it’s liquor license and finally, there is the discussion on camp policy.
Broadcast Quality
Comment by Walter McFarlane on 5th February 2013
We do not broadcast the City Council Meetings on Television. We instead upload our videos on a video hosting website.

However, we have not uploaded last nights Council Meeting yet because the process of reducing the size of the video and uploading it is a time consuming process.

While we do use low quality setting on our camera, it is more to save room and provide faster rendering and uploading times.

I'm not embaressed to say I'm an amature with a video camera, I haven't been doing this as long or as often as other media.

The video should be on our video website Wednesday Evening / Thursday Morning.
COUNCIL MEETINGS
Comment by Jim on 5th February 2013
You know a lot of us citizens are interested in whats going on in our community and look forward to watching the council meetings on tv.
only to find the quality of the broadcast very poor.
Ist been that way for quite awhile and then last night it was so bad you couldn't watch it at all.
very dissapointing. The daily should be embarrased for broadcasting such poor quality video and audio but there not, same thing every council meeting , why bother at all :(. Just some constructive critisism hoping it will improve)

Jim