I thought I would log on and invite everyone to the first of our series of Community meetings this Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm at the Civic Centre Auditorium.
The topics for this meeting center on downtown revitalization and include: The City of Prince Rupert’s Zoning Bylaw and Development Permit Area requirements; Parking (pay in lieu and length of stay); the Property Tax Revitalization Bylaw; the Property Maintenance Bylaw; and Business Improvement Area. We also will have a general information station that will go through how to find out information on the city website as well as provide a forum for people to ask general questions related to downtown issues not covered by the other topics, and to suggest possible topics for future sessions.
The evening will go as follows. The first 15 minutes or so will be to go around and check out the various stations and see what is of interest to you. This will be followed by a brief introduction. People will then choose a station to start at.
At each station staff members will give a short presentation on the topic for that station. Following this presentation there will be a chance for people to ask questions, voice concerns, provide comments, and make suggestions. Notes will be taken and recorded for each session. After approximately 20 minutes people will rotate tables and move to the next station. This will continue until everyone has had a chance to participate in each session. The evening will end with some closing remarks.
If you arrive late or can only attend for a certain period of time you can go to the information sessions that you feel you have the most interest in, regardless of the order of the stations.
If you are unable to attend you can still submit your questions, concerns, suggestions or comments to the administration office at city hall, either by email and/or in writing, as soon as possible after the meeting, (preferably within 2 weeks) so that staff can compile the information gathered.
If you need any further information please contact city hall- administration department. The phone number is 250-627-0934.
I look forward to seeing people there. I will post information on the next meeting as soon as the topics are finalized.