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Council Highlights April 6, 2021

April 7, 2021
Council Highlights

Forestry Intern

The Quesnel Forestry Initiatives Program will host an intern from the University of British Columbia for six months.  This position will build on Quesnel as a hub for forestry innovation by mapping a network of small and medium enterprises to identify opportunities and niche markets.  Rethinking forestry manufacturing will ensure the sustainability of forestry in our area.

Grant application(s):

Council approved City staff to submit the following grant application:

Union of BC Municipalities Strengthening Communities' Services - Strengthening Quesnel's Homeless Services Project through a Community Social Coordinator

Shiraoi House, the new home to Moonshine Coffee Ltd.

Council approved a five year lease with local coffee roaster, Moonshine Coffee Ltd. for the upper floor of Shiraoi House.  Moonshine Coffee Ltd. plans to operate a coffee roasting business, food and beverage cafe and community gathering place that supports local vendors and artisans.

Bailey Helicopters Ltd. 

Council approved a five year lease with Bailey Helicopters Ltd. for office space in the Operations Building at the Quesnel Regional Airport.

Baker Drive Sanitary Sewer Main

Following damages and loss of a sewer main during the 2020 freshet, the City has now received recovery plan approval from Emergency Management B.C. for the replacement of sanitary sewer service to a portion of Baker Drive.

Construction is scheduled to start this spring and be completed by the end of July. Emergency access will be maintained as much as possible, however, residents and traffic using Baker Drive beyond the Dog Park will be inconvenienced during portions of this project while the work is taking place.  Follow the Quesnel Facebook page for notifications or, visit our website for information about City initiatives and projects that may affect you.

Outdoor Cafe Bylaw Amendment - Begbie's Restaurant & Pub

A Council approved amendment to the Outdoor Cafe Bylaw will see another local eatery expanding with a roadside seating area.  Begbie's Restaurant & Pub is planning a large-scale patio cafe on the 500 block of Reid Street.

Quesnel Downtown Association - Downtown Lighting Project

Council approved writing a letter of support for the Quesnel Downtown Associations' grant application to Community Foundations of Canada for funding for a downtown lighting project aimed at improving safety and enhancing beautification.

BC Farmers Market - Thank you!

Council will forward a letter to the Ministry of Health, thanking the Minister for the annual funding contribution to our local Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program.

Bylaws

• Bylaw 1899 – South Quesnel Business Improvement Area Bylaw – Third Reading
• Bylaw 1900 – Quesnel Downtown Business Improvement Area Bylaw – Final Adoption
• Bylaw 1908 – Outdoor Cafe Bylaw Amendment – First, Second & Third Readings

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