Watch the May 30th, 2022, Regular Council Meeting
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Correspondence For Discussion
UBCM Resolution Vanderhoof Public Library
Staff have researched the request made by the Public Library and found a resolution that covers everything that the letter is asking for had been passed during the 2020 Union of BC Municipalities.
Results: Council direct staff to write a letter to the Vanderhoof Public Library informing them that the resolution presented has already been endorsed by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.
Request for an Expanded Skatepark
Council discussed the cost associated with the implementation of such a project, including the size of the parking lot and the possibility of using that space for expansion. Further, Council noted the importance of writing a letter back to the individual that such work will be considered in the future once further funding is secured.
Results: Council direct staff to write a letter to the resident that the project will be considered once more funding is secured for the Skate Park.
Flags & Flagpoles
Council asked if there is a flag policy for requests from the public. Staff noted that they could look at amending the current policy to provide a procedure as to how the District could include additional flags.
Results: Coucil directed staff to install three more flagpoles at the District of Vanderhoof for the purposes of flying the following flags:
- Saik’uz First Nation; and
- Public Issues.
And, That the 4.8 Flag Guidelines Policy be amended to include a provision that provides the direction on how community members can request a flag to be flown.
2022 Union of BC Municipalities Convention
Council discussed the upcoming topics for meetings at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention.
Results: Council authorized the following meetings to be booked in the following priority list for the 2022 Union of British Columbia Municipalities:
- Ministry of Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing to discuss housing;
- Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to discuss Foundry;
- Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to discuss the RCMP;
- Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to discuss crosswalks in Vanderhoof;
- Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation to discuss the Artemis Gold Mine;
- Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship to discuss water policy and land use planning; and
- Ministry of Agriculture and Food to discuss moving away from food security centralization.
And that the following meetings be requested for the 2022 Union of British Columbia Municipalities:
- Premier to discuss the Omineca Medical Clinic and St. John’s hospital; and
- Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Council Procedures Bylaw 1243, 2022
Results: Council authorizes that Council Procedures Bylaw No. 1243, 2022 be amended by:
- deleting section 18.8 (a) (iii) in its entirety and replacing it with:
(iii) address themselves to the Mayor;
- deleting section 18.8 (b) (ii) in its entirety and replacing it with:
(ii) address themselves to the Chair;
And, that Council Procedures Bylaw No. 1243, 2022 be read a first, second and third time as amended.
Results: Council has read the Election and Assent Voting Bylaw No. 1244, 2022, the Mail Ballot Bylaw No. 1245, 2022, and the Election Sign Bylaw No. 1246, 2022 for the first, second and third time.
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No. 1247, 2022
Results: Council has read the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No. 1247, 2022 for the first, second and third time.
Airport Improvements – Helicopter Navigation
Council discussed the ongoing improvement projects at the Vanderhoof Airport.
Results: Council directed staff to investigate implementing undeveloped helicopter landing spots in the field south of the apron at the Vanderhoof Airport for 2023 and to develop an Airport Fees bylaw that charges for aircraft parking at the Vanderhoof Airport.