By Andrea Arnold

The McBride Council met for their regular meeting on July 9, 2019. In attendance were Mayor Gene Runtz, Councillors Frederick, Smith, Green and Hruby. CAO Sheila McCutcheon was in attendance through speaker phone.

Council approved a motion to accept a report regarding Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 786. The report was an update on the application regarding the “old high school.” The Village must receive an amended application based on agency referrals.

Council appointed CAO Sheila McCutcheon to the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Technical Advisory Committee. Their purpose is to evaluate the Transfer station network – looking at issues such as how best to manage waste collection, garbage disposal, recycling, composting and waste reduction.

Council passed a motion to give Emergency Program Amendment Bylaw No 789, 2019 first, second and third reading. The amendments include the Fire Chief and RCMP as part of the emergency management committee. Allows non-elected Emergency Management Committee members to assume designated positions within the Emergency Operations Center during an emergency.
It allows council by resolution, or the Mayor or alternate by order, to declare a State of Local Emergency when the extraordinary powers or authorities enabled by the Emergency Program Act are required.

Council passed a motion approving a response to the City of Prince George’s request for a regional collaboration approach for evacuee Emergency Support Services as presented, qualifying the Village of McBride’s current capacity.

Council passed a motion that in accordance with Section 90(l) ( c) labour relations and other employee relations, (i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege (k) negotiations respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service. Council moved into a closed

In-Camera meeting.