-CBC will no longer offer free tv. This will only effect those people still using rabbit ears to receive their signal.
-The City of Cranbrook is preparing for a visit from the City of Wonju, Korea. The delegation will be arriving August 12 and the City is putting together an itinerary with the Chamber of Commerce and the neighboring First Nations communities.
-Bob Dylan will be playing at the REC PLEX on August 12
-The City is working with a local promoter to bring a mixed martial arts event to the City this fall
- Potholes are filled with asphalt by Public Works to keep them safe. Pothole patching is performed on an as-needed basis. The City relies on public reports. There are several priority roads such as Victoria Ave., Theatre Road, Echo Field Rd., 2nd Street North, and 7th Street South although it is likely that funding will run out before all the repairs can be made and some will be carried forward to 2013.
9.1 Cat Licensing
9.2 Protection of Fish Habitat in Waterways - Notice that the City of North Vancouver is requesting that the Federal Government abandon the proposed changes to the Fisheries Act Section 35 which would remove provisions banning or limiting activities that result in the "harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat".
9.3 Water Conservation
9.4 Animal Husbandry -Letter from Sven Hyde expressing his disappointment in the recent decision to reject animal husbandry in the city limits
9.5 Protection of Fish Habitat - Town of Qualicum Beach requesting that the Federal Government abandon the proposed changes to the Fisheries Act.
It is interesting to note two communities objecting to the changes in the Fisheries Act which remove previous protections for fish habitat.
9.6 Memorial Scholarship Letter of Thanks from recipient Miranda Davis
9.7 Certificate from the Canadian Cancer Society recognizing the City of Cranbrook
9.8 Spray Irrigation Concerns Ongoing concerns expressed by Jim Roberts regarding the water the cattle are being allowed to drink which is 320-2000 times above the Canadian Standard
9.9 Sam Steele Days 2012
9.10 Armond Theatre Restoration - Requesting that the City act as the financial agent for the purpose of collecting donations for the Theatre Restoration project
9.11 Urban Poultry Keeping
9.12 Community Poverty Reduction Strategy Letter from the Ministry of Children and Family Development
9.13 JCI Thank You
9.14 United Way Park on Us Campaign
9.15 Heliport Operations Requesting a letter of support for the use of night vision googles to make the Heliport a 24/7 operation
11.1 Committee Report Cranbrook In Motion
Recommendation made by the Committee that Council approve of the installation of a disabled person parking space on 9th Avenue South-100 Block as requested by Baker Hill Dental Clinic
11.2 Committee Report Wellness & Heritage
Recommendation made by the Committee that Council NOT proceed with putting a roof over the Senior Fitness Park. The Alternative is to proceed with the preliminary Design Study for the proposed installation of a roof
11.3 Committee Recommendations - Athletic Commission
That Council authorize the City of Cranbrook Athletic Commission to submit correspondence to the province regarding Bill 50 which would establish a consistent framework to oversee the conduct of these professional events. While the committee is in support of the legislation they would have liked the opportunity to provide input and raise their concerns.
12.1 New Business - Draft Electronic Changeable Copy Sign Policy
Recommendation made by staff that the Draft Policy No. 30-03 be adopted and that Council authorize staff to add the policy guidelines as regulations in the new Sign Control Bylaw to be prepared by Administration as previously direct by Council
12.2 New Business - Safe Communities Request
Recommendation made by staff that Council NOT authorize the permanent placement of the Safe Communities Cranbrook logo on the City of Cranbrook Website.
12.3 New Business - United Way Friendship Festival
Recommendation made by staff that that Council authorizes the request from Donna Brady Fields for items as requested
12.4 New Business - Native Fastball Tournament
Recommendation by staff that the request by Chief Cheryl Casimer for the Canadian Native Fastball Championships be authorized except for the request for $5000 although the City will provide $540 to be allocated from Council contingency to cover costs associated with these requests.
13.1 By-Laws 3750, 2012 Zoning Amendment has been postponed
13.2 By-Laws 3752.2012 Recommendation that Council adopt the Development Cost Charge Reserve Funds Establishment Bylaw
13.3 By-Laws 3753-2012 Recommendation that Council give first and second reading to the City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw
Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.