Councillors switch seats on two committees
City of Powell River Mayor Dave Formosa passed the reigns of the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Revitalization to Councillor Chris McNaughton. Formosa presented the motion to council at its July 18 special council meeting. “I didn’t feel like I was giving it enough prep time it required,” said Formosa.
Councillor Myrna Leishman will now head the Sustainability Committee instead of McNaughton, with the support of councillors Debbie Dee and Russell Brewer.
Council bids adieu
Council recognized the service of Westview Waterfront Project Committee members at its recent meeting.
Formosa and McNaughton, chair of the committee, presented Pam Krompocker, who served on the committee since its inception in 2007, with a framed photograph of the Wharf at Westview area.
Council passed a motion to receive the committee’s final report and refer it to the Arlington Group for inclusion in the official community plan community consultation process. Council also voted to dissolve the committee.
Council approved the following cash grants-in-aid: Powell River Action Centre Food Bank, $8,000; Marine Area Business Association, $2,000; Powell River District Christmas Cheer Committee, $2,000; Powell River Sea Fair Society, $2,500; and the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society, $1,500. The grants totalled $16,000.
Council issued a development permit for 4415 Manson Avenue to permit a seniors’ oriented, affordable housing development of seven duplex dwellings and one single-family dwelling unit, subject to the submission of a detailed development design and a works and servicing plan.
Council adopted a bylaw amendment setting new fees and charges for services offered by the parks, recreation and culture department. General admission fees at Powell River Recreation Complex and facility rental rates have increased by about four per cent.
Council passed the initial readings of a zoning bylaw amendment that rezones 4639 Michigan Avenue from C3, Neighbourhood Commercial, to R2, Single and Two-Family Residential. A public hearing about the rezoning will be held in the near future.