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REPORTING · 5th May 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat Council meets tonight, Monday, May 5th for their regular meeting of Council in their Council chambers at the Northwest Community College. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM and it is going to be a long one.

The first item on the agenda is a public hearing regarding a zoning bylaw for Kingfisher.

Once the Public Hearing is out of the way, there are three presentations. The first comes from the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine and it is about a Revenue Sharing Initiative. Then Comes Margaret Warcup with the Final report about the Extreme Weather Initiative. The final presentation is David Black with a presentation on the Kitimat Clean Refinery.

After approving the minutes of previous meetings, Kitimat Council has three motions. Two of them come From Councillor Mary Murphy. The first of these is to put up signs along the riverbank to direct Campers to appropriate camping areas. The second is to ask the District to identify locations where portable lavatories would be appropriate.

Councillor Mario Feldhoff is putting forward a motion to write the Federal and Provincial Government a letter asking them to support David Black’s Kitimat Clean Refinery. The final motion is a motion to appoint Cliff Yolland to the Leisure Services Advisory Commission.

Under reports, there are two reports from the Child Development Centre, a Travel Grant Request from the Snow Valley Skating Club, a grant request from the ministerial association and a report on the Hazardous Waste Event. Finally, there is the statement of accounts for April.

Finally, the meeting ends with the reports from the Council.
Comment by Mike Forward on 6th May 2014
Mr/or/Mrs. Cruiff, do you know for a fact that no fundraising was completed for this request?

Pro tip - many youth organizations, like the Snow Valley Skating Club, rely heavily on fundraising activities to fund their programs and events. These funds are raised through the efforts of volunteers which usually consist of parents and sometimes even the children themselves. In the case of the Snow Valley Skating Club, you can frequently see them having fundraising BBQs outside of grocery stores, holding 50/50 raffles, bottle drives, and an assortment of other activities.

A little homework might be in order before you decide to criticise an organization which works to provide services to youth in this community.
another handout
Comment by J.Cruijff on 5th May 2014
Once again a travel grant requested.
Does anybody fundraise any more or is it easier to get the taxpayer to fund whatever you ask for.
I am sick and tired of these handouts without fundraising first.
In my opinion the council should match up to $300 of whatever a club raises.
It is amazing seeing councillors spending taxpayer money in an election year, shame on all of you.