Council highlights

Quesnel mayor and councillors worked hard at Nov. 28 council meeting

Third Quarter Report

The City of Quesnel manager Byron Johnson provided the details of the City’s third quarter report for 2017 at the Nov. 28 council meeting.

The report includes each department’s key activities and statistics and lists an update for activities included in the Corporation’s 2017 Strategic Plan.

Unique to this quarter, is the City’s activities around the 2017 Wildfires that affected some City department’s statistics more than others.

To view the full details of this report, please visit the City’s website at

Council indemnities

The September adjustment of the Consumer Price Index for British Columbia is used to calculate any adjustment for next year’s council indemnity rates

For September 2017, the Consumer Price Index saw an increase of two per cent.

The 2018 Council indemnities annual rates will be $44,302.32 for Mayor Bob Simpson, and $15,200.04 for the councillors.

Bylaw of the Month

Sidewalk snow/ice removal

The Bylaw Enforcement Department will be focusing on increasing awareness around the importance of removing snow and ice from sidewalks in the downtown area, as defined on the map attached to the Street, Traffic and Parking Bylaw 1773.

All property owners, or occupiers, in the downtown area are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, adjacent to their properties, before 10 am each day; otherwise a minimum fine and/or fee per instance of $100 could apply.

Métis recognition

Councillors passed a motion that council include Métis People in its recognition, reconciliation and partnership efforts and works with the North Cariboo Métis Association to appropriately recognize Métis People in the North Cariboo.

Travel budget

Councillors approved a motion that council that Councillors Ed Coleman’s and John Briscoe’s unused $8,000 for 2017 council travel budgets be made available to cover Mayor Bob Simpson’s travel expenses for any future special lobbying travel purposes that may occur in 2017.

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