Cranbrook Food Action Committee - Christian Kimbers presentation regarding a Public Produce Garden in Mckinnon Park. The size of the garden will be 30m x30m. Mckinnon Park was chosen due to it's flat sunny location and accessto water. The garden will be herbicide and pesticide free and will be accessible to seniors.
7.1 Administration Updates
9.1 Request to declare June 12 Philippine Independence Day
This proclaimation and flag raising request caused considerable discussion about whether it is appropriate given the 'policitcal" nature of the request. It was eventually approved with Councillor Pallesen and Councillor Scott opposing the motion. Council also felt that a policy should be formed around these type of requests
9.3 Heart and Stroke Foundation encouraging a outdoor ban on smoking in public places bylaw.
This also generated considerable discussion with Councillor Davis, while supporting a bylaw in principle, felt that the practical realities of enforcing such a bylaw would be impossible. It was sent to Family and Community Service Committee for further discussion.
9.4 Copy of letter sent to MP David Wilks by the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce regarding increases in cross border shopping limits.
Council approved a letter be sent to the Chamber of Commerce in support of their efforts regarding increased limits allowed for cross border shopping.
9.5 Letter from Shaw apologizing for poor quality some of the Council meeting broadcasts
9.6 Letter from the Downtown Business Association regarding the Armond Theatre Committee requests for funding
While the DBA supports the project they do not want City monies to be spent. Councillor Warner pointed out that the proponent of this project did not request money from the City which was confirmed by Mayor Stetski. CAO Will Pearce confirmed that the proponents letters of support has, finally, been delivered to Councillors mail boxes earlier in the week.
9.7 Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce requesting a letter of support
As per Administration recommendation.
9.8 Letter from Lindy Mikkelson regarding the City of Cranbrook recycling policies.
As per administratin recommendation.
9.9 United Way seeking support from the City to use Spirits Square and part of 10th Avenue for a planned event.
Request that the United Way appear as a delegation before Council.
9.10 Letter from Larry Hall regarding handicapped accessibility at the Rec Plex
Handrails in the Rec Plex have been discussed however the cost is prohibitive. A sample handrail was tested at the Rec Plex however concerns were expressed by the fire department.
9.11 Letter from Relay for Life requesting the use of picnic tables and barricades
The City has supported this event in the past and includes the costs in it budget.
9.12 Request to install speed bumps on 14th Ave. along the 200 block
Referred to the Cranbrook in Motion Committee.
9.13 Letter requesting week of May 6-12 be named Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Week
9.14 Letter requesting week of April 15-21 be named Prevention of Violence Against Women Week
9.15 Letter requesting May 29 be declared Day of the Honey Bee
11.1 Urban Deer Committee Recommendations
The Committee is asking for approval to cull 50 deer. There is no evidence that translocation will be successful. A deer count was held on 3 consecutive Saturdays and the number of deer is still relatively low at 121.
The recommendations were accepted with Councillor Cross and Mayor Stetski voting against. Councillor Cross wanted to hear more options. Mayor Stetski pointed out that committee did not have enough money to carry out a cull on 50 deer if the cost is approximately $500 per animal.
11.2 Cranbrook in Motion Committee Recommendation
That there be adequate signage to the Mt. Baker RV park and that the City encourages the use of public transport to get to the Farmers Market. The City will support free transit to and from the Farmers Market if one is carryng a canvas bag.
12.1 New Business - Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Recommendations
12.2 New Business - To seek Councils authorization to enter into a license of occupation for use of City owned lands with the Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of RV parking
12.3 New Business - 2012 Water Conservation Strategy
Approved. Water consumption has decreased by 10%
12.4 New Business - Consider appointments to fill the two vacant position on the Urban Deer Committee
Jim Fennel and Colleen Bailey selected for the deer committee.
12.5 New Business - That Council approve the annual operating agreement for the Transit Systems
12.6 New Business - To consider an application for a Commercial Building Permit to enable construction of additions to a building located at 117 Cranbrook St. N.
13.1 By-Law 3745 - To consider first and second reading of a proposed text amendment to the C1 Community Commercial Zone that would better enable mixed use commercial and residential development in the downtown area
13.2 By-Law 3746 - To consider first, second, and third reading of the City of Cranbrook Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw 3746 2012 to establish a revitalization tax exemption program for the downtown area.
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