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REPORTING · 23rd April 2011
Merv Ritchie
After what has been described as an unusually quiet resignation/departure of Terrace’s long term Fire Chief, the City of Terrace will finally be acknowledging Peter Weeber’s service to the community. Weeber will be joined by RCMP Inspector Eric Stubbs as the City will be offering a moment of this Tuesday’s Council meeting to say Farewell to both of these gentlemen. Stubbs is being promoted to run the RCMP Detachment in Prince George while Weeber has decided to enter into a new career in government administration. The meeting begins at 7:30pm at the Terrace City Hall Chambers boardroom.

It appears from the layout of the public agenda, the recognition of Weeber and Stubbs will start the Tuesday meeting. This farewell will be followed by many items up for debate and discussion.

The City has been entertaining the concept of a new audio enhancement system for hearing aid users. A surround sound type of installation is available for sound enhancement where a hearing aid with a receiver device (which apparently most now have) will automatically pick up the speakers and ensure someone with difficulty hearing will enjoy crisp clear sound. A presentation will be made by the marketer of such systems following the farewell address.

For the third Council meeting in a row, Coast Tsimshian Resources (CTR) and Wayne Drury from Brinkman and Associates will have their request for a letter of support spoken too. They have been asked by the City to personally come and address the Councillors to explain their request. It would appear CTR and Brinkman have selected Richard Chavez to explain why they want to be supported as a “Green” Company. They have drafted a letter for the City to sign recommending they receive a “GreenTech” award from the Association of Technologists of BC. The letter describes many of the initiatives CTR and Brinkman have undertaken to enhance the environment in the performance of their log harvesting operations.

If one has not heard of Community University Awareness Month, Matt Beetle and Carolyn Doody will be appearing at Council to explain and introduce the concept and possibly the need or the reason behind the designation.

Following these initial presentations will be the beginning of the official business of the twice monthly Council meeting. After approving the minutes of the last Council meeting the Councillors will discuss the presentations made at the start of the meeting and decide how to deal with each item.

Two extremely important items on the agenda for this meeting are the financial plan and the Official Community Plan. It is these two items, which will direct how the community of Terrace will conduct itself in the short and long term.

Even though it is part of the Community Plan and bylaws, the City will be debating varying the setback requirement to zero for Suncor Energy as they plan to install a new 20 foot high sign on the east entrance to Terrace (across from Walmart). Suncor has purchased PetroCan and they want to install a new stand alone sign at the bulkplant behind the Irly building center.

Besides some other minor issues up for discussion such as an occupancy exemption for the new seniors housing complex as the contractors misplaced the buildings; the City will share the March Building synopsis, demonstrating the health of the construction industry by the number of permits purchased in the City.

Read the entire agenda at the City's website By clicking HERE.
Watch the meeting live online beginning at 7:30 pm Tuesday April 26, 2011, live online by Clicking HERE.
Builder misplaces seniors' complex buildings
Comment by c. sandecki on 24th April 2011
This should prove to be an interesting agenda item.
I've misplaced a lot of things in my time, but never an entire 24 housing units!