Busy Night for Council
Prince George, B.C. – A full agenda faces Prince George City Council this evening.In addition to giving the first two readings of the tax bylaw, which will set the rate for taxes in the City, council has several public hearings to deal with.
There are six informal hearings, including calls for support for liquor licenses at both the Trend Setters Hair studio in the Hart, and one that would allow a wine lounge at the Northern Lights Estate Winery.
There is also a development variance permit to allow a digital animated sign on the Redwood Square, and one to allow a variance on a planned 3 storey 9 unit apartment building on 7th Avenue (1694- 7h Avenue. That variance calls for reduced parking stalls and a reduced setback.
Council also has some formal public hearings, including a rezoning application to allow for the subdivision of property so AiMHi can allow for the development of 5 residential lots at their Kerry Street location. There is also and one that calls for rezoning to allow for a multi-family mixed residential construction on Spruce Street. That project would see a mix of single, duplex and row housing constructed and there is plenty of opposition with 16 letters opposing the project submitted for Council’s consideration.
A number of reports will be presented, including an update on planned upgrades to Cottonwood Island Park, updates on the pothole repairs for this year, the Parks Upgrade plan that will see some playground equipment replaced, and others removed.
Council will also be asked to approve a referendum in order for the City to have elector approval to borrow money for two major projects and to approve free transit on Election day May 9th.