Chief Cheryl Casimer St Mary’s Band re Canadian Native Fastball Championships, August 2nd-5th 2012
50 to 60 teams expected with $10,000.00 being offered for the winning team. Chief Casimer requested an extension on lights for the duration of the tournament. She also spoke of Aboriginal Day in June. The Arts are being featured prominently in this year’s celebrations with an outdoor evening performance with the Symphony of the Kootenays being scheduled.
Ron Miles and Shelly Hollister appeared as a delegation at Council’s request to answer more questions about their Lacrosse Box proposal. After considerable clarification it appears the lacrosse box, if constructed, will not just be used for lacrosse. Mr Miles also stated he was working with a service group who might potentially take on ongoing costs of maintenance.
The update contained items concerning:Signs – looking at June date for the policy around electronic signs to come before Council
Dates for the Brown Bag Lunch beginning April 24th 12 noon to 1:00pm Council Chambers with Mayor and Councillors who chose to attend
Coffee with the Mayor at Hot Shots April 14th 1:00 -4:00pm
Shaw Council Meeting Rebroadcast Dates changed to accommodate hockey. This Monday’s meeting will be broadcast on Sunday April 8th at 11:00am and Sunday 15th at 11:00am
Yellow Recycling BinsDCC Round Table Workshop for stakeholders Thursday April 26th 4:00 – 7:00pm
Aspen Firebreak - completed
Salt Water for Pool Investigation - not recommended
Pitch In – week following Earth Day
North Star Trail – washout reported
Councillor Whetham asked that a simple sketch map be made available at the Chamber buildings describing access to the North Star Trail head. Chris new responded that this could be done.
Councillor Warner asked about removal of flowers from a grave at the Cranbrook Cemetery. Mr Pearce acknowledged that sometimes flowers are removed rather quickly but will post reminders about the time length for such placements.
Councillor Scott requested that Chamber information be made available on first contact with potential new business.
Councillors Pallesen and Davis made comment about the Armond Restoration Project Proposal and commented that members of the public had spoken to them of their concern that taxpayers money should not be used for this.
As Chair of this committee I must point out that it is not anticipated at this time that city taxpayers money be used for this project.
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The entire letter can be read at
Of note is the paragraph which states;
“My recommendation is to continue to monitor the drinking water samples. I would not recommend using drinking water that consistently (2 consecutive samples) fails to meet the guidelines or if an individual sample greatly exceeds the guidelines (for example if the total coliform count is 20,000/100ml, or if the fecal coliform is 4,000/100ml). The G1 ponds sample results for 2009 and 2010 do not meet these criteria. In 2010 B Lake and Luke’s Lake each had a single sample with fecal coliforms above 4.000/100ml.”
This letter was discussed and the recommendation was to meet with the ranchers to discuss cattle watering and to continue monitoring the ponds once the ultra violet treatment commences.
9.18 concerned funding for The Symphony of the Kootenays and once again it was commented on that the Symphony did not apply for the maximum amount through the Community Initiatives program.
9.19 Trash to Treasure will be advertised by the City and will be held in conjunction with Pitch In (April 23rd – 30th) and Earth Day week. Saturday April 21st will be Trash to Treasure Day.
All other correspondence and the responses can be read at the link above.
11.1 Family and Community Services Committee recommend that at this time The City is not in a position to amend bylaws to allow livestock within municipal boundaries and that Sven Heyde be thanked for his interest. Carried with Councillor Warner opposing.
11.2 That council endorse the recommendation for a roof over the Fitness Centre and that more research be carried out. Carried.
12.1 That Council approve the 2012 Corporate Business Plan. Carried.
12.2 That Mr Jay Savage has failed to file his Campaign Disclosure Statement and that he has until April 18th to file papers and is fined a $500.00 penalty. Carried
12.3 That Council appoint Kareen Peters to the Cranbrook in Motion Committee. Carried.
12.4 That Council approve the new Cranbrook Transit System Master Operation Agreement. Carried.
12.5 To consider approval of Industrial Development permit Kodiak Homes. Carried.
12.6 To consider approval of a Steep Slopes Development permit at 325 Industrial Road F. Carried.
12.7 To consider approval for a development permit for 325 Industrial Road F. Carried.
12.8 Report Recommendation regarding Roads Capital Program. City Engineer Hodge had informed Council that the Road infrastructure deficit currently stands at $19,000,000.00. The cost of those roads scheduled for repair this year will be $2,000,000.00. The list of those roads to receive attention this year will be available soon.
12.9 That the City renew the Strategic Community Investment Funds Agreement. Carried.
12.10 That the City support in principle the use of lands in Balment Park for an Outdoor Lacrosse Box but that administration work with the committee and that the public be consulted and a report be brought forward at a future date. Carried.
12.11 To consider allowing the placement by the RDEK of 7 recycle bins on the parking lot at the Memorial Arena Site. Carried.
13.1 Recommendation to adopt the Five Year Financial Plan. Carried.
13.2 Third Reading and adoption of the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 3742 (134, 5th Av S.) Carried.
13.3 Third Reading and adoption of the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 3743 (134, 5th Av S.). Carried.