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Council Highlights for September 10, 2018
Posted Date: 9/10/2018

Here are the highlights from the City Council meeting on September 10, 2018

Delegations

One delegation attended Council to discuss Cannabis Business Licences.


Interim City Manager

Grande Prairie City Council passed a motion initiating the competitive search for a City Manager with the assistance of an executive search firm. City Council also appointed Horacio Galanti as the interim City Manger effective September 29, 2018. Galanti is currently the City’s Director of Infrastructure and Protective Services, he will replace current City Manager Bob Nicolay, whose last day with the organization will be September 28, 2018.

“Bob made great strides in implementing a plan to support Council’s objective of creating an innovative and high-performing organization,” said Mayor Given in a release. “Council has confidence in our leadership team’s ability to advance the established plan set out for the City and the organization.”

Land Use Bylaw Amendment

A public hearing was held on Land Use Bylaw C-1260-92 that would allow for shipping containers to be used to create a commercial storage facility on a site with a telecommunications tower.

During the public hearing, representatives from the Hillside Neighbourhood Association spoke against the amendments to the Land Use Bylaw during the public hearing.
Council gave the first and second reading to the Land Use Bylaw, but did not vote unanimously to have third reading. This will return to council at a later date.


2022 Arctic Winter Games

City Council made a motion to direct Mayor Given to write a letter to the County of Grande Prairie, Municipal District of Greenview, and other regional municipalities. The letter is to invite them to consider joining the City in submitting a bid to host the 2022 Arctic Winter Games.


Business License Bylaw – Retail Cannabis

City Council approved amendments to the Business License Bylaw. The amendments remove a previously established cap on business licenses for cannabis retail locations.
Council gave all three readings for bylaw c-10164I during this meeting.