Council Highlights - January 18, 2021
- Council adopted the West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan. The City has already committed to some of the recommended Big Moves through its recent participation in the Regional Energy Efficiency Program, implementation of BC Energy Step Code and on-going collaboration with the Regional District of Central Kootenay in curbside organics and resource recovery. Further action will be considered when the City discusses the Official Community Plan with the community and through the Zoning Bylaw and the completion of Phase 2 of the Columbia Avenue Redevelopment Project which enhances active transportation opportunities within the City.
- Community Wellness & Social Services Committee Chair Heaton-Sherstobitoff provided an update on the 75th Anniversary Community Committee which will meet again on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
- Council asked staff to prepare a report on the possibility of deferring the property tax due date in 2021 and delaying utility bill payments, similar to what the City did in 2020, as a result of the long-term financial impact COVID-19 is having on the community.
- Council received the Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw 1339 and gave it first, second and third readings. The Bylaw will be considered for adoption at the February 3 Regular Council Meeting.
- Council received the Animal Control and Licencing Bylaw 1342 and gave it first, second and third readings. The Bylaw will be considered for adoption at the February 3 Regular Council Meeting.
- Council received a report from the Manager of Corporate Services and discussed changes to the 2021 Deputy Mayor schedule. By unanimous support, Council decided the following:
- Council appointed Councillor Dan Rye as Deputy Mayor for the term of January 19 – May 17, 2021.
- Deputy Mayor schedule be amended to include the following coverage: February – Heaton-Sherstobitoff, March – MacLeod, April – McFaddin, May – Price, June – Rye.
- Council appointed Councillor Heaton-Sherstobitoff to the Castlegar & District Recreation Commission for the term of January 19 – May 17, 2021.
- Council rescinded a November 2018 motion and appointed Councillor Rye as the Director to the Board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay for the remainder of the term, to November 2022.
- Council appointed Councillor Heaton-Sherstobitoff as an alternate Director to the Board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, for the remainder of the term to November 2022.
- Council received a request to endorse an application to the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Program Grant for the retrofit, repair or upgrade of the Library and Airport Terminal Roof Restorations to a maximum of $350,000.
- Council adopted Business Licencing Bylaw No. 1337.
- Council approved the request from Girl Guides of Canada BC Council to change the lights at the interchange bridge to blue on February 22, 2021 in recognition of World Thinking Day.
- Council approved promoting British Columbia Lotto Corporation’s Spread the Local Love campaign, in support of the Castlegar and District Community Services Society, by sharing on the City’s Facebook page.
- Council approved a request from Kinnaird Elementary School to paint a mural on the retaining wall located at 24th Street.
- Council approved supporting Selkirk College’s Bridging Homelessness and Health - A Community Response to a Rising Tide Project with the following:
- providing $7,500 in-kind support; and
- providing a letter in support of their grant application to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
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Council Highlights - January 18, 2021
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