February 14, 2024 Council briefs

February 14, 2024

At their Regular Council meeting on February 14, 2024, Lytton Council: 

  • approve the addition of Communications Advisor, Melissa Darou; Communications Coordinator, Meghan Fandrich; and Community Navigator Jeff Isert, in the errors and omissions insurance provided through the Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia (MIABC);
  • received a report on “How to” guidance documents;
  • authorized the CAO to negotiate a fixed fee contract with Archimedes Consulting Limited for $108,300.00 to prepare a Capital Reinvestment Plan and authorized the Mayor and Corporate Officer to sign the contrac;
  • directed staff to prepare the Five-Year Financial Plan and 2024 budget, including a six per cent increase in overall property tax  revenue;
  • approved the monthly report on the Province of B.C.’s Contribution Agreement and its submission to the Province;
  • received the Development Services Activity Report;
  • authorized staff to issue the Development Variance Permit No. 2023-01 (DVP2023-01) for a parking reduction at Parcel A (being consolidation of Lots 2 and 2A, see LB307896), Blk 13, Sec 1, Twp 25, Rge 27, West of the 6th Meridian, KDYA, Lytton from one to zero off-street parking spaces;
  • directed staff to investigate the cost to rehabilitate Village of Lytton items, such as park benches, planters, and lamps, damaged in the fire;
  • gave Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 745, 2024 (parking) first reading and directed staff to report back with agency comments prior to second reading;
  • adopted Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 734, 2024 to bring the fees in line with the Village’s cost of providing services and to remove irrelevant and outdated fees;
  • adopted Council Procedure Amendment Bylaw No. 744, 2024 to amend Council meetings from every second and fourth Wednesday to Tuesdays and to further define the order of proceedings and bylaws, and approved the revised 2024 Regular Council Meeting Schedule; and
  • authorized the Village to enter into a contract with Stantec Architecture for $27,500 to develop a feasibility study/ concept plan for Community Infrastructure, to be funded through the Infrastructure Canada, Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program.