COUNCIL ROUNDUP: Intermunicipal business licence on track for 2013

Mission one of nine municipalities taking part in one-year trial

Mission is on track to introduce an inter-municipal business licence program next year.

Council gave the bylaw its first three readings Monday night.

Nine municipalities in the Lower Mainland are slated to participate in this one-year trial project aimed at making it easier for contractors to conduct their work across municipal boundaries, and save them time and money.

A small revenue gain is also anticipated for the municipalities. Jurisdictions involved are Mission, Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Township of Langley, City of Langley, Surrey, Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows.

Multi-jurisdiction contractors can buy their local business licence each year and at the same time, purchase an inter-municipal licence, provided by the province. The licence will allow them to work in participating jurisdictions.

 

Charette team to be selected soon

Jan. 17 is the next opportunity for the public to participate in the downtown planning process. A charette will be held on Jan. 16 and results from it will be shared at the Jan. 17 meeting.

The charette team has not been selected yet, but a decision will be made shortly, according to a report to council Monday night.

There has been a lot of interest and the applicants are being reviewed. Council hopes to have a voice for every age group participating.

 

Annual festival wants to use field

Mission council is supporting a request from Rockin River Music Festival to use a hay field in Silverdale for its next concert, and will be sending a letter to the Agricultural Land Commission on its behalf.

This organization is now hugely successful and has never asked the district for any funding, said Coun. Jenny Stevens, who asked council to endorse the application.

The multi-day concert would not interrupt with hay production operations because it would have already been harvested at the time, she added.

Council unanimously supported the motion.

“This is a business enterprise,” said Mayor Ted Adlem, noting organizers took a financial loss in the beginning, but now need to expand.

“If they can’t expand, they will have to leave the community. This isn’t an economic driver we want to lose.”

Just Posted

Migrating sockeye in the Fraser River August 7, 2007. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
First Nations, commercial, and recreational harvesters join forces to save Fraser River fish

‘We have to work together to rebuild these stocks while there is still time,’ says delegate

web
Father’s Day Parade planned for Mission

Classic vehicles from the 1920s to the 1970s will drive through Mission, Hatzic on June 20

Vancouver courthouse. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Man loses bid to appeal conviction for 1999 rape at Abbotsford music festival

James Redden, 53, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty in 2019 following six-day trial

.
Fraser Health monitors long-term care vaccination rates amid local COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 transmission has largely been on the decline in Agassiz-Harrison

FVRD surveyed public opinion on cannabis production and processing in the electoral areas. Odour and distance from residential areas were the top concerns. (Black Press file)
Cannabis production and processing rules being drafted by Fraser Valley Regional District

Data from public opinion survey will be used to guide cannabis-related land use

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
VIDEO: Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed again

42 of the 64 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million were won, the majority were sold in Ontario

FILE - This July 6, 2017 file photo shows prescription drugs in a glass flask at the state crime lab in Taylorsville, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

Scientist says findings suggest high volume overseas facilities require strict regulation

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Industry expert says it won’t start to recover until international travellers can visit

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Most Read