City of Powell River council approved spending $80,000 to repair a failing retaining wall, located on the east side of 4432 Marine Avenue. Funds for the repair will come from the damage claim reserve ($60,000) and the water operating fund surplus ($20,000).
Council passed a motion to apply for funding from the province’s Towns for Tomorrow program for sidewalks, paths and trails. The application for the project, valued at $500,000, is for $375,000, with the city’s share, $125,000, coming from the community works fund reserve.
Council voted to appoint Marie Claxton, city clerk, chief election officer for the 2011 general local elections and Cathy Greiner, deputy city clerk, as deputy chief election officer.
Council passed the first three readings of four bylaws that establish reserves for funds collected from development cost charges. There will be reserves, for water facilities, sewer facilities, storm sewers and park lands.
City of Powell River council accepted the 2009 annual report at the December 16 council meeting.
Mobile home park
Council voted to discharge the "Notice of Unsafe Conditions" from the title of the Powell Lake Mobile Home Park, 6263 Lund Street. The new owner of the park has removed six trailer units that were declared unsafe for inhabitation and beyond repair, as well as some additional units. The site is significantly cleaner and maintenance has improved, according to city staff.
Council passed a motion to support an application from Rodmay Heritage Hotel Inc. (McKinney's Pub & Eatery Ltd.) to amend its liquor licence to permit capacity increase of 45 for a total of 170 occupants. The motion stated there is limited to no potential for negative noise impact on the neighbourhood or negative community impact. The motion also recommended waiving gathering the views of community residents.