Fort St. James Council Meeting: Nov. 23

Fort St. James Council held a Regular Meeting on Nov. 23. The following are some highlights and conclusions from that evening:

  • Nov. 30, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Fort St. James Council held a Regular Meeting on Nov. 23. The following are some highlights and conclusions from that evening:

Caledonia Classic Organizers, Joanne Vinnedge and Craig Houghton, presented information on the upcoming dog sled race in 2017. All are looking forward to another successful event.

There are four nominees confirmed for the upcoming election for councillor. The candidates are: Judy Greenaway, Allan Howell, Hallan Mtatiro and Bev Playfair.

An arena policy revision has been adopted by Council with the main points being changing “public skating” to “family skating” to encourage parents to attend with their children, adult accompaniment is required for kids 10 and under, no vaping/smoking and no shelled snacks.

The Façade Improvement Program in Fort St. James is still going strong as existing buildings continue to be renovated.

It has been recommended that council adopts revisions to the Vehicle Use Policy3.10 which will not allow use of any tobacco or vapour products under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act for vehicles and machinery used for work. No tobacco or vapour products are to be used in any municipal vehicle or machinery.

Guidelines are being put in place for use and rental of the Community Centre. The centre is available for public and private use year-round at the discretion of the Office Manager, the Chief Administrative Officer and Council.

Council has decided that the issue of liability needs to be considered for private functions. Liability insurance will be required.

Council discussed recommendations from the MOTI meeting with the District of Fort St. James.

Topics discussed: Highway 27,a cross walk at Birch Ave and Highway 27, moving stop sign on Stuart Drive W. further back, street lights at the Veolia Plant intersection and a possible roundabout at Five Corners.

The District of Fort St. James has implemented Sign Regulation By-Law No. 963, 2016. This bylaw regulates the construction, placement and maintenance of signs in the District of Fort St. James.



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