With the onslaught of September, it’s not just school that has a back-to campaign. Whether it’s with excited anticipation or full-on dread (or something somewhere in between), local elected officials are getting ready to begin the job of District governance.
The first meeting this September is a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, September 5, starting at 7:00 p.m. The main purpose of this meeting is to consider a Council Resolutions Update 2015 – 2017 report that has a complete list of resolutions made over the years.
The report has three parts.
- First is a one-page overview of Council’s strategies and objectives, extracted from their Strategic Plan.
- Second is a two page listing of strategic priorities.
- Third (and longest) is a list of Council resolutions. This list of resolutions is further divided into two sections detailing the outstanding resolutions (23 from 2016 and 24 from 2017), and those that have been completed (175 from 2015, 117 from 2016, and 14 from 2017).
The recommendation Council will consider is “THAT Council receive the report for information and provide direction to the Chief Administrative Officer. ”
Those contemplating running for the 2018 municipal election might be interested in looking at this document, as it gives a bird’s eye view of all the work that goes on behind the scenes at the District. It may also be useful to anyone who has (had) a vested interest any one or some of Council’s resolutions, as the document does provide assignment, status, and additional comments.
This report, so far, is the only item on the Committee of the Whole agenda, though additional items can always be added to the New Business portion of the agenda.
An in-camera (behind closed doors) meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. to discuss “matters relating to the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, litigation or potential litigation, and the consideration of information received and held in confidence” as per the Community Charter section 90(1)(e) and (g) and section 90(2)(b).
Committee of the Whole meetings are less formal than regular Council Meetings. Resolutions are not passed at COW meetings, but recommendations can be made to forward items of discussion (for possible resolution) at regular Council Meetings.
- Agenda (html)
- Council Resolutions Update 2015 – 2017 (pdf)
- Notice of the in-camera portion of the meeting