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Council Highlights - September 28, 2021 Regular Council Meeting

September 29, 2021
Council Highlights

Let's Connect Quesnel

This Friday, October 1, 2021 is the official launch for the City’s new engagement platform where Quesnel community members can learn about a variety of City projects and major initiatives, and share feedback and ideas with the City. The interactive, online space is designed to allow residents to contribute their views in convenient, easy and fun ways.

Community involvement and resident feedback are important steps in the City’s process for decision making, planning and project implementation.

This platform will allow us to engage more with the community and get their feedback on current projects, such as:

  • LeBourdais Park Improvements – requesting input on updating some of the outdated areas of the park, like the spray park and the stage.
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development – checking in with the community to understand their awareness of Accessory Dwelling Units and what the City can do to support the development of ADUs

Please be sure to check it out on Friday October 1st at www.letsconnectquesnel.ca

Development Services Update:

Council approved:

  • A development variance permit application for a shop and carriage house at 1800 Woodridge Road, subject to personal use only.
  • Redirecting funding for neighbourhood planning from Cariboo Field to revitalization planning for Davie Street Commercial area, in conjunction with funds already allocated to planning for North Fraser Landing.

Regional Trails and Parks Service 

The City of Quesnel is in discussion with the Cariboo Regional District regarding a sub-regional governance and management model, for a Cariboo Regional District trails and parks master plan.

Indigenous Interpretation Project

The Indigenous interpretation portion of the Waterfront Development Downtown Precinct project is progressing, through collaboration between the City of Quesnel and Lhtako Dene Nation Council and Elders.  

Residential School Commemoration

Council approved allocation from the 2021 and 2022 Council Initiatives budgets, so that the City, in collaboration with local Indigenous communities, can proceed in a plan to develop a dedicated space for the Residential School Commemoration project.

Quesnel Kangaroos Agreement

Council approved the 2021-2022 Quesnel Kangaroos Agreement.

Bylaws

  • Bylaw #1905 - City of Quesnel Zone Amendment Bylaw (Tillicum Society) - 2nd Reading and Set Public Hearing date for October 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Council Chambers, City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street
  • Bylaw #1909 - City of Quesnel 2020-2023 Tax Exempting Amendment Bylaw - 3rd Reading

Announcements/Future Events

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honouring the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

Due to COVID-19, a local group event will not be held. 

Tomorrow, individuals are invited to honour and remember in a way that is special to them. Wear orange, visit the memorial plaque in LeBourdais park throughout the day, take time to learn about our past and remember,

"Every Child Matters." ~Phyllis Webstad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council Highlights provide a summary of business conducted by Council at Regular Council meetings. For specific details, visit www.quesnel.ca. Contact: Rhya Hartley, Deputy Corporate Administrator at 250-991-7471.

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