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REPORTING · 8th November 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council is giving another $100,000 to the golf course. In a report to Kitimat City Council, administration admitted the decision to give the funds was done in a closed meeting. The funds will be given in two installments and both installments are conditional.

The report explains that at the closed meeting on September 29th, the Kitimat Council agreed to proved $50,000 to the Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club if they hired an operations manager and the District acquirers surplus lands around the Golf Course.

Then at the closed meeting on October 6th, Council added another $50,000, conditional that the Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club continues to operate the club, report to Council and the District acquires surplus lands.

At the October 27th closed meeting of Council, Administration advised Council that the terms of September 29th meeting were had been met and the funds should be released.

On Monday, November 3rd, the report was explained and the Council was told the first $50,000 had been released. He also explained the golf course will be working with the District to help them acquire those lands.

Councillor Mary Murphy made a motion to receive the report for information.

Councillor Mario Feldhoff stated it would be good to share the report on the land with the public, because the golf course owns a lot of land outside of their golf course area. He suggested this would extend the green belt and help the city with their strategic plans.

The motion was called and carried.
Finally getting it right.
Comment by Larry Walker on 9th November 2014
Mayor and Council are finally starting to move in the right direction on in camera meetings. The "public" has every right to know how their tax dollars are being spent.