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City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - April 5

Council Highlights - April 5 - Page 1

Council awards contract for pavement marking

Council awarded the 2022 pavementmarking contract to Andesite Holdings DBA Yellowhead PavementMarking Inc. for the price of $139,921.24.

The cost came in nearly $20,000 over the $120,000 in the proposed budget for 2022; however, staff noted the increase was due to paint prices increasing 30 to 40 per cent, as well as alack of product supply.

Prior to the April 5 meeting, on March22, Council had asked staff to compile additional information on line painting costs to see if the pavement marking program cost could be reduced back inline to its budgeted amount.

Based on staff's report, Council determined no significant reductions could be made to the service.

Early budget approved for cybersecurity review

Council granted 2022 early budget approval for a cybersecurity audit of up to $20,000 to secure a qualified external consultant to perform the audit and to provide recommendations to make any necessary improvements to security. As more sophisticated cyberattack schemes become commonplace, staff are increasing focus on cybersecurity within the City of Williams Lake.

Council to provide letter of support to Potato House Project

Council agreed to provide a letter of support to The Potato House Project for their application to the Northern Development Community Places fund for their application to complete the restoration of the Potato House Project in downtown Williams Lake. The group intends to apply for up to $30,000 and notes the final portion of the project will be to seek funds for new windows and insulation for the existing building.

Poll of Council: Parcel Tax Review panel date

Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area: Friday, April 29 at 9:30am

Council rescheduled the date for the 2022 Parcel Tax Roll Reviews to be held in Council Chambers as follows:

  • Water and Sewer: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 9 am
  • Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area: Friday, April 29 at 9:30 am

The original date had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 27.

Expenses approved for Council to attend NCLGA AGM and Convention

Compensation, registration and travel expenses were approved for interested Council members to attend the upcoming North Central Local Government Association AGM and Convention in Fort St. John from May 3-6.

Development variance permit application issued for licensed daycare

Council approved a development variance permit for Pioneer Log Homes of BC Ltd., on behalf of the Cariboo Friendship Society, to allow accessory structures to be placed at the front of the main building located at 254 First Avenue North. The permit allows a front yard setback of the zoning bylaw to allow for children's play equipment.

Letter of support issued to Station House Gallery

Council will provide a letter of support to the Station House Gallery for its gaming grant application to support its exhibition and children's art class programs.

Easter Festival street closure request approved

Council authorized an amended street closure request for the April 17 Easter Festival to include the addition of the intersection at Second Avenue and Oliver Street between 10 am and 4 pm.

Mayor Cobb: Victoria prolific offender meeting a 'great opportunity'

Mayor Cobb told Council a meeting in Victoria last week with the City of Terrace, BC Solicitor General, Attorney General and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions on prolific offenders was a positive one.

"It was great to meet with the three ministers, and we got a commitment they would take the information we gave them to rural caucus and get back to us through a Zoom meeting in a couple of weeks," Mayor Cobb said.

Cobb noted the two communities werethere to ask for help - not to pointfingers.

"While a lot of what we're dealing within the courts is federal jurisdiction, weasked for some help with federalassistance in getting what we need toaddress this ongoing challenge."

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - April 5
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