Here are some highlights from the February 6, 2023 City Council Meeting. For more information – including the full agenda listing – consult the February 6, 2023 Regular Council Meeting Agenda and its attachments.
Strategic Plan: 2023 - 2026
- Council approved the draft 2023 – 2026 Strategic Plan.
- The updated Strategic Plan reflects Council’s foci and reinforces previously identified topics that still remain a priority.
- The proposed plan may be reviewed, reconsidered, and amended by Council as emerging issues arise.
Jumpstart Multisport Court Project – Gift Agreement
- Council approved the Gift Agreement between the City of Prince George and the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities for the Jumpstart Multisport Court project.
- The project will commence in spring/summer of 2023.
- The City is responsible for funding work associated with preparing the site for the court’s construction (e.g. geotechnical investigation, civil design, earthworks, site grading, etc.). The City will contribute $475,000 towards the three-court model. Jumpstart Charities will contribute additional funding valued at over $900,000.
Update to Budget Amendment for Daycare Projects
- Council approved amending the budget for the Malaspina Avenue Daycare (Project #3352) to decrease the budget from $5,135,299 to $4,935,299 with a funding source of grants.
- Council approved amending the budget for the Dagg Road Daycare (Project #3353) to increase the budget from $2,381,493 to $2,581,493 with a funding source of grants.
- The Malaspina project resulted in a project surplus of $200,000 after expenditures were reconciled.
- The increase in budget for the Dagg Road Daycare will allow the Prince George Native Friendship Centre to be reimbursed for its costs associated with project management and general contractor services.
- Both the Malaspina Avenue and Dagg Road projects are fully-funded by the Province of BC.
Prince George to host 2025 Special Olympics BC Summer Games
- The 2025 games will run from July 10 to July 13 and bring approximately 1,400 athletes and their coaches, family, and friends to Prince George.
- Local venues - including civic facilities - will host the event's 10 sports.
- The City is contributing $35,000 to the Games in cash through the Major Events Reserve plus $60,000 worth of value-in-kind assistance through facility rentals and other services.