The Corporation of the City of Grand Forks

Regular Meeting

Meeting #:R-2019-15
7217 - 4th Street, City Hall Council Chambers

September 3, 2019, Regular Meeting agenda

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council adopts the September 3, 2019, Regular Meeting agenda as presented.

A Special to go In-Camera Meeting of Council will be held directly following the
Regular Meeting.

August 12, 2019, Regular Meeting minutes

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council adopts the August 12, 2019, Regular Meeting minutes as presented.


  • Recommendation

    THAT all reports of Council at the September 3, 2019, Regular Meeting be received.

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council supports the Disaster Mitigation Adaptation Fund (DMAF) grant as outlined in the application submitted to the Federal and Provincial Governments in January 2019.

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council speak in unison in support of implementing permanent risk reduction measures in DMAF and subsequent flood mitigation programs.

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council instruct staff to provide, at a minimum, quarterly information updates regarding the progress of the DMAF projects.

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council receives the Advisory Committee’s recommendation for a year-round shelter and requests the Advisory Committee’s input on appropriate zoning for this facility.

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council recommends the flood plain mapping workshop of August 26th be presented to the community at a public meeting.

Verbal report from Council's representative to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

Read the RDKB agendas here:

  • Recommendation

    THAT Mayor Taylor's report on the activities of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, given verbally at this meeting be received.

Emergency Services / Corporate Services

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council direct Staff to:
    1. Remove the Capital Project “Command Vehicle 2” - $80,000,
    2. Create a new Capital Project “Fire Dept. Equipment” - $27,000,
    3. Allocate an additional $53,000 to the Fire Department Operating Budget;
    AND directs staff to amend the Five-Year Financial Plan bylaw to include these changes.

Boundary Taxi Company request for additional taxi vehicle to add to its fleet

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council instruct staff to support the application from the Boundary Taxi Company for an additional taxi vehicle to add to their fleet.

Letter of request for temporary storage of construction materials and bins for approximately one and half months from August-September

  • Recommendation

    THAT Council approves permission for Horizon North to use the four City-owned lots on 70th Avenue and 19th Street for temporary storage of construction material and bins for approximately 1.5 months (August-September).

Letter with motion for City to rescind the letter issued to WEEDS and for Warming Center to remain.

Letter of congratulations for successful efforts to undertake climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the 2018 reporting year 

On August 26, 2019, Council approved the release from In-Camera of redacted minutes from the August 20, 2019 In-Camera meeting discussing the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund projects.

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