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Council Highlights - June 21, 2022

June 22, 2022
Council Highlights

2021 Annual Drinking Water Report

The City delivered its annual water report. The most significant issue continues to be the Manganese content which due to changes to the Health Canada Drinking Water Guidelines no longer meets the standard.

The City and Northern Health will be issuing a public notice this week, informing the public of the health effects of elevated manganese levels in drinking water 

Development Services Update

  • DP2022-41 Motherlode Truck Wash - Council denied the proponent's request to remove one of the development permit subjects and, maintained that completion of adequate fencing along the property line must increase to a minimum of 3m to reduce sound impacts on the abutting residential properties.
  • DP2022-44 Development Permit review for 1394 Hwy 97N - Council approved construction of a 111 m2 (1195ft2) freestanding deck on LOT 3 DISTRICT LOT 346 CARIBOO DISTRICT PLAN BCP41144 (1394 HWY 97 N - Arctic Spa).

City of Quesnel 2021 Annual Report

Council approved the 2021 Annual Report for the City of Quesnel.

Extreme Heat Risk Management, Assessment & Planning Grant

Council approved a joint application from the City of Quesnel and City of Williams Lake, to the Union of B.C. Municipalities Extreme Heat Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning Program.

Bonding Construction Projects

It is important that the City be transparent in its activities and ensure when taking on construction projects it is clear to all, including subcontractors, whether or not bonding is involved. For larger construction contracts (greater than $500,000), bonding is generally used.

200 Block Reid Street - Breezeway

Council directed Staff to work with the owner of the 200 Block of Reid Street, to establish an agreement for the placement and use of gates at either end of the breezeway, with a $13,000 allocation to the project, if an agreement can be reached.

BC 55+ Games Co-host Bid Application

Council approved submission of a joint application with the City of Prince George, to co-host the 2026 55+ Games.

Steps toward Reconciliation:

On June 21, 2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day, the City announced the renaming of the park located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers.  The artifacts (the steam shovel and steam pump) both located there are originally from mines that operated near Likely, B.C.

The Likely & District Chamber of Commerce and Likely Xats'ull Community Forest Ltd., expressed their willingness to see the artifacts return to their home at the Bullion Pit.

Bylaws

  • Bylaw #1922 - City of Quesnel Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 1922 of 2022 - First and Second Readings
  • Bylaw #1768 - Quesnel Road Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw No. 1768 of 2022 - First and Second Readings

Council Highlights provide a summary of business conducted by Council at Regular Council meetings. Contact: Rhya Hartley, Deputy Corporate Administrator at 250-991-7471.

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