Busy Night for P.G. City Council
Prince George, B.C.- Tonight, a first for City Council, as Staff will present the first ever quarterly report detailing how much the City has spent on consulting fees.
The report is the result of a notice of motion filed by Councilors Brian Skakun, Frank Everitt and Garth Frizzell. Council then approved moving forward with such a report which will detail the amounts spent, to whom and why for consulting fees under $25 thousand, and those over $25 thousand.
The report , which covers such expenditures from January 1st of this year to the end of March, shows that in total, there were 17 consultants who offered services for 25 projects under $25 thousand dollars, for a total cost of $127,802 dollars. In the over $25 thousand dollar category, there were two consultants used for a total of five projects with a total value of $101,789.
Also on the agenda for Council’s approval, the tax rate bylaw. This would be final reading to set the tax rate for 2015.
Council will be asked to support an initiative for Bike to Work Week . It is proposed that anyone wearing a “Bike to Work Week” sticker on their helmet be allowed to ride transit for free. The move would encourage the use of alternate modes of transportation.
There is one formal public hearing for this evening, calling for a rezoning of a property on Sanderson road to allow for the construction of a two unit residence on the property. There are two informal hearings before Council as well. In one, the applicant is requesting a development variance to allow for the construction of a shop closer to the property line than is currently allowed . The other is a request for a temporary use permit for a property on Quinn Street so it can be used as a church. Staff are recommending that request be denied.