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December 18, 2018 Regular Council Meeting

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Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PUBLIC INPUT

Nil
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GENERAL MATTERS - Delegations and Recognitions
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Ken Gillis, TNRD Board Chair, provided an introduction to the TNRD and its CAO, Sukh Gill.? Ken discussed the importance of having an excellent CAO and described the qualities that Council should look for in hiring a CAO.

Sukh Gill provided facts about the TNRD, the services it provides, how it is funded and the portion of funding paid by the City of Merritt.? Sukh also gave an overview of the Thompson Regional Hospital District and its purposes.Ken Gillis, TNRD Board Chair, provided an introduction to the TNRD and its CAO, Sukh Gill.? Ken discussed the importance of having an excellent CAO and described the qualities that Council should look for in hiring a CAO.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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BYLAWS
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THAT City of Merritt Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2242, 2018 (2900 Pooley Avenue) be adopted
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THAT City of Merritt Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 2248, 2018 be adopted
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NEW BUSINESS
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Moved, Seconded and CARRIED
THAT Council authorize the Mayor and Corporate Officer to sign the following agreements between the Thompson Nicola Regional District and the City of Merritt:
1. Financial Contribution Agreement for the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre
2. Financial Contribution Agreement for Recreation Facilities

THAT Council direct the Mayor and Corporate Officer to sign a one-year extension for the Fire Protection Agreement with the Thompson Nicola Regional District

THAT Council direct staff to gather residents’ views regarding the proposed Cannabis Retail Licence at 2040 Nicola Avenue by requesting written submissions in response to posting public notice at 2040 Nicola Avenue, issuing notices to residents within one hundred (100) feet of the property, and by publishing notices in two (2) consecutive editions of the Merritt Herald
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THAT Council re-establish the Police Committee and appoint Mayor Brown, Councillor Bhangu and Councillor Christopherson to that Committee
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THAT Council re-establish the Policy Review Committee and appoint Mayor Brown, Councillor Bhangu and Councillor Christopherson to that Committee?
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THAT Council re-establish the Finance and Audit Committee and appoint Mayor Brown, Councillor Etchart and Councillor Luck to that Committee?
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THAT Council advise staff which Councillors wish to attend the 2019 FCM Conference; AND THAT more than one (1) Councillors be permitted to attend the 2019 FCM Conference; AND FURTHER THAT the Policy Review Committee review the Council Conference Attendance Policy to ensure that every member of Council has the opportunity to attend at least one FCM Conference during the Council term
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THAT Council direct staff to make necessary amendments to the City of Merritt Zoning Bylaw to improve clarity around the use of housing agreements and ensure their enforceability
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NOTICES OF MOTION
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Nil?

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL
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Nil

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