REPORTING · 23rd July 2013
Mayor Joanne Monaghan began the regular Meeting of Council on Monday, July 15th with double the good news! She expressed she was unable to make the regular meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd and she thanked Councillor Phil Germuth for being acting Mayor.
She started with Council’s Heritage Walk on June 24th where they toured the walkways which were to be decommissioned in Kitimat. She talked about the opening of Shells Information Centre and asked the people of Kitimat to check it out. She recognized the flag rising at the Chamber of Commerce on June 29th and thanked the organizers.
Monaghan talked about July 1st with Parade and fireworks. She thanked those who participated. She expressed Hirsch Creek received some tender loving care by a group of workers from Bechtel, KMP and Comstock organized by Serena Germuth. They cleaned up the tables, fire pits and cut the grass.
She stated the derelict portion of Nechako Centre has been sold.
On July 3rd, Monaghan was interviewed, on July 6th, she painted the eye of the Dragon at the Dragon Boat Races and handed out the medals to the Tragically Quick. Monaghan said council was hosted for dinner by an investor and hosted them back for lunch. She said it was interesting. Investors have been visiting Kitimat and she had 21 meetings last week.
Finally, she talked about the devastating fire at Bella Bella and how she lived there for a summer. When Monaghan has organized a book drive for the Bella Bella Library and is asking the people of Kitimat to donate their gently used books, movies and music CDs for the Bella Bella library by bringing them to the Kitimat Public Library.
Bandstra will bring them to Prince Rupert and BC Ferries will take them to Bella Bella, all Free of charge.