Council Meeting: December 2, 2014

Trent Ernst, Editor

 

Oaths of Office

Don McPherson, Will Howe, Darryl Krakowka, Joanne Kirby, Helen Scott, Mike Caisley and Rob Mackay are sworn in to office.

GEORGE ROWE – WELCOME TO COUNCIL

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MAYOR’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS

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CORRESPONDENCE

PROCLAMATION – INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Tumbler Ridge Safe House Coordinator, Rose Colledge, is requesting that Council proclaims the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” for the period between November 25th and December 10th, 2014. Declaration read by mayor McPherson. Motion accepted.
NEW BUSINESS

2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS

Council received a report from the Chief Election Officer informing Council of the results from the recent municipal election.

2015 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

Council discussed the 2015 Council Meeting Schedule. Councillor Caisley asks after proposed changes to the schedule. Would it be better to table the motion until the discussions have taken place? Barry Elliott says it is on the agenda for next week’s P&P meeting, so if Council wants to do that, it is council’s prerogative. “You don’t have to defeat this,” says Elliott. “You can table this until your next regularly scheduled meeting.” Item is tabled until next regular meeting.

UPDATE DISTRICT SIGNING AUTHORITIES AND BANKING ACCESS

Council authorized Mayor McPherson or Councillor Howe or Councillor Krakowka or Councillor Kirby or Councillor Scott or Councillor Caisley or Councillor Mackay with one of Barry Elliott (Chief Administrative Officer), or Chris Leggett (Finance Manager), or Aleen Torraville (Administrative Services Manager), or Doug Beale (Operations Manager), or Jordan Wall (Economic Development Officer), or Matt Treit (Fire Chief/Bylaw Enforcement Officer) as signing authorities for the District Bank Accounts, Promissory Notes or other banking instruments until further notice, and that any two of Barry Elliott (Chief Administrative Officer), or Chris Leggett (Finance Manager), or Aleen Torraville (Administrative Services Manager), or Doug Beale (Operations Manager), or Jordan Wall (Economic Development Officer), or Matt Treit (Fire Chief/Bylaw Enforcement Officer) be authorized to sign banking instruments valued at $3,000.00 or less.

Council also granted access to the District’s banking information and accounts by way of online banking access to Barry Elliott (Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Leggett (Finance Manager), Verna Piercey (Deputy Chief Financial Officer), and Dianna Gies (Accounting Coordinator).

2015 ACTING MAYOR & PPC CHAIR APPOINTMENTS

Council adopted the 2015 Acting Mayor and Policies & Priorities Committee Chair schedule as presented, which sees each councillor rotating through the positions for a two month term.

TRIBUTE TO MAYOR FRED JARVIS

Council approved the costs (not to exceed $250) to accommodate Mayor McPherson’s attendance at the Farewell Tribute to Mayor Fred Jarvis being held in Taylor on December 11, 2014, and to accommodate the purchase of a framed presentation photograph for Mayor Jarvis.

DESTINATION BC STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION MEETING

Council approved costs (not to exceed $125) to accommodate Councillor Kirby’s attendance at the Destination BC Stakeholder Consultation Meeting being held in Dawson Creek on December 12, 2014.

Sundance/Taylor wind projects joint working group meeting

Council approved up to $250 for Councillor Mackay to attend the working group meeting I fort St. John on December 11.