Question and Answer Period
One (1) member of the public attended the meeting in person to ask questions regarding:
- City staff working in the basement of the Annex Building –it was suggested that space be found for these staff upstairs at the Annex Building or elsewhere; and
- Permissive Tax Exemptions – questions around the requirements for this to be granted for the Centre for Active Living (stated that the Division of Family Practice would not be a not-for-profit organization).
One (1) submission was also received electronically regarding Council rescinding several Committee Terms of Reference and asking how this would affect community involvement in Municipal Government.
All question and answer period submissions and their responses can be viewed on the City website.
A delegation appeared before Council to discuss accessibility issues in White Rock.
Staff noted that the City is following Provincial regulations and has recently established an Accessibility Committee and an accessibility plan. To learn more on this visit: www.whiterockcity.ca/accessibility
Council received a presentation from Chief Superintendent Bruce Singer, Lower Mainland Integrates Teams. Learn more about what ITeam does in our community.
Council endorsed two (2) updated policies:
- Policy 325 – Business Travel and Expense Policy (to establish a framework and guidelines for the purchase and reimbursement of travel expenses incurred on behalf of the City)
- Policy 310 – Investment Policy (to provide management framework for its investment portfolio and to ensure that the investment of public funds in handled with due care)
City Road Allowance Sale – 910 Dolphin Street
Council directed staff to prepare and issue public notices in accordance with the Community Charter for the sale of a city road allowance at 910 Dolphin Street.
White Rock City Wide Parking Strategy Review
Council received the City-Wide Parking Strategy Review. Staff were directed to report back with a prioritized list of recommendations based on this strategy in correlation with Council’s strategic priorities.
Contract Award – RCMP Exterior Improvements
Council approved the award of the RCMP Exterior Improvements Contract to Wesbrook Construction Ltd. in the amount of $477,051.24.
Committee Recommendations – Public Art and Culture Advisory Committee
Council endorsed a recommendation from the Public Art and Culture Advisory Committee to host a City celebration for the 40th anniversary of the Whale Wall on September 29, 2024.