6:30 P.M.

Meeting #:
Council Chambers, City Hall

  • Recommendation

    That the agenda for this January 28, 2020 meeting of the Committee of the Whole be approved.

  • Recommendation

    That the minutes of the Municipal Services Committee meeting held December 9, 2019 be approved.

  • Recommendation

    That the Committee:

    1. Receive the progress report by the Director of Infrastructure Services dated January 14, 2019, on options for potential development of the Town-owned property at 1260 Churchill Place; and
    2. Recommend that Council authorize an additional $15,000 to fund a geotechnical survey of the property with the funds to come from the real property reserve.
  • That Council determine the amounts to allocate to the various community groups based on their 2020 Grant in Aid requests.

  • Recommendation

    That the Committee refer the draft Park and Facility Naming Policy, application process, with accompanied park and facility naming inventory, to Council for consideration.

  • Recommendation

    That the Committee receive the Building Inspector’s Report for the month of December, 2019.

  • Recommendation

    That the Committee receive the Ladysmith Fire/Rescue Reports for the months November and December, 2019. 

The following Climate Declaration is submitted for discussion (Mayor Stone, Councillor Stevens).

  • Recommendation

    That the Committee recommend that Council adopt the following resolution:

    Whereas: Climate change creates risks to our economic, social and physical environments.

    Whereas: The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activities are causing climate

    Whereas: A response to climate change will consist of mitigation and adaptation.

    Whereas: Mitigation of climate change will necessarily include a transition to a low carbon society.

    Whereas: The transition to a low carbon society could effect the economic and social environments negatively for a period of time, and those negative effects on the lives of citizens must be minimized.

    Whereas: Adaptation to climate change will involve the ‘hardening’ of public assets

    Whereas: The Town of Ladysmith exists to provide: good government; services, laws and other matters for the benefit of the community; stewardship of public assets AND to foster the economic, social, and environmental well being of the community.

    Therefore Be It Resolved That:
    * The Town of Ladysmith acknowledges the emergent risks posed by climate change to our
    economic, social and physical environments. And further, the Town of Ladysmith has adopted and will continue to adopt plans, bylaws, policies and spending that: facilitate the smoothest possible socio-economic transition to a low carbon community; mitigate the carbon footprint of the Town and its citizens; and adapt/build public assets to withstand and/or overcome the effects of climate change.

The following budget transfer policy recommendation is submitted for discussion (Councillor Stevens):

* Please note, for 2019, the maximum transfer between projects would amount to $21,392.

  • Recommendation

    That the Committee direct staff to bring back to the Committee amendments to the existing budget transfer policy which would allow staff to reallocate up to 0.3% of the current year municipal tax levy between projects, providing funds are available, and advise the Committee of such transfers in a future financial report.

No Item Selected