REPORTING · 3rd March 2014
Kitimat City Council meets tonight, Monday, March 3rd at the Council Chambers at Northwest Community College. Differences of opinion could very well to clash tonight before the Council.
The meeting begins with a public hearing for the Crossroads residential dormitory. Following it are two presentations. The first comes from Eli Abergel, president of Kiticorp on the topic of housing in Kitimat. He is followed by Pastor Don Read on the topic of Renovictions.
After approving minutes, Council goes into motions. The first is to appoint Rhonda Masch and Yvvone Studley to the Commission for Persons With Disabilities. Councillor Phil Germuth has a motion to not conduct an Enbridge Plebiscite. Councillor Mary Murphy has a motion to have the Staff deal with the housing issue.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan has two motions. The first is to write the Minister of National Gas Development with a letter concerning the District of Kitimat’s concerns over LNG tax policy. The second is to propose a motion for NCLGA concerning increasing subsidies to low income families to cover rentals.
Under bylaws, there is a bylaw for an M-1 Manufacturing Zone.
Under Reports and letters, there is a Travel Grant request from the Snow Valley Skating Club, a Temporary Building Permit request for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Construction Village, Phase three, a Down Town Revitalization Permit for M Hotel and the Development Variance Permit for the Viewpoint Apartments.
Of course, Council is due to conclude with the Mayor and Council reports.