We approved development various permits for a homeowner on the North Shore, a developer in Bachelor Heights, and for two different second kitchens.
We honoured people who have died on the job by proclaiming a Day and a Week of Mourning. Jennifer Gore of the Kamloops SPCA brought in cute kittens and a cute puppy to let us know of a new SPCA fundraising "city challenge". And the Mayor was given the honour to place gold medals around the necks of St Anns Academy students who won first place at the provincial Destination Imagination competition.
We had an interesting and important discussion about criteria for determining when we should fly a flag or lower a flag at city hall.
By a split vote, we altered the development permit for the Renaissance Retirement home on the North Shore - after the developer did not build all the required features in the old permit. We received a report outling the activity of the city development and engineering services department.
We approved the property tax increase for 2006. City staff informed us that Sean Horne and the Kamloops Progressive Electors will not be able to stand in the next municipal election in 2008 because of a failure to file their campaign disclosure statement. We approved a new format for the Council meeting agenda.
Monique Smith, a TRU student, presented on her plan to set up recycling at student housing complexes at the university. And Paddy Harrington, from the Kamloops Foundation, presented the city with a dividend cheque from the city endowment fund. This cheque, we gave right back, as we reinvest it back into the endowment.
At the evening public hearing, we heard from many people supporting and opposing the proposed Tranquille on the Lake development. In the end, we approved the rezoning in support of the the proposal. A letter of support to the Agricultural Land Commission was also approved.
Rolled into the evening meeting was the approval of new guidelines for multi family dwellings in the city.