REPORTING · 26th October 2013
Councillor Corinne Scott made a motion to make an inquiry to the Northwest Corridor Development Corporation (NCDC) regarding having a representative from Kitimat sitting on the NCDC Board.
“The NCDC has been in operation for a number of years and the District of Kitimat had been a member a number of years ago and for reasons, unknown to me, they choose not to be a part of the NCDC anymore. This organization is key in the transportation across the northern part of the Western Provinces from Saskatchewan and BC to the Port of Prince Rupert and I think it would be beneficial for the District of Kitimat to have a representative sit on that board,” said Scott.
Councillor Mario Feldhoff asked if they were a member or not for clarification. He was told the District of Kitimat is a member. Feldhoff asked Scott who she felt should be a member. She stated it would be an elected official.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan stated the reason she felt that no one was on the board was because it would be expensive to go to all the meetings. CAO Ron Poole stated if they do have someone sitting on the board, they have to send that person to all the meetings at Kitimat’s expense.
He explained there are 7 municipalities sitting on the board, 5 are from Alberta, one from BC which is from Terrace and the final is from the Northwest Territories.
Feldhoff expressed Scott would be a good person to represent the town. Councillor Rob Goffinet stated with Kitimat on the Northwest Corridor, they could serve. Scott stated it was important because of the role Kitimat is proposed to play at the end of the transportation corridor.
The motion was called and carried.