Special Council Meeting Tonight
Prince George, B.C.- Because the Federal Election was taking place on the same night there was to be a regular meeting of Prince George City Council, that Council meeting has been moved to tonight.
The move also means the time the meeting will start has also been shifted. It will get underway at 7 p.m. instead of the usual 6 p.m. start.
That means informal and formal hearings can get underway right away.
There are two informal public hearings scheduled for this evening, both have to deal with the same properties and both call for development variance permits.
One asks to eliminate the buffer zone between existing buildings and the property line on the Gauthier Road property, while the other requests a reduction in the minimum side yard setback for the existing building from 3.0 m to 2.0 m.
Other business on the agenda for this evening will see the City celebrate success as it receives congratulations from Patricia Bell of the Community Energy Association, for the City’s Climate and Energy Action Award for the new LEED certified RCMP building. The actual award was presented to the Mayor at the recent Union of BC Municipalities conference.
There are two applications before Council requesting 1st and 2nd reading in order to move forward to the public hearing stage. One is a rezoning application for a property on Sanderson Road to allow for a 2 unit residence. The other calls for a change to the Soil Removal and Deposit bylaw to allow for long term soil removal from some properties on Houghtaling Rd and Northwood Pulpmill Rd . If approved, the soil extraction would clear the way for future development.
Mayor and Council will also be asked to provide a letter of support for the Coastal GasLink and prince Rupert Gas Transmission projects. The company (TransCanada) says it is trying to show “there is strong local support for LNG export development and pipeline development in particular” as LNG Canada and Pacific NorthWest LNG prepare to make their final investment decisions on their respective projects.