Wednesday, December 14, 2022

December 12 Council Notes: Fee Changes Approved and Committee Appointments

Monday was the last public Langley City Council meeting of the year. Council will be returning to in-person meetings in January. I posted about the development matter addressed at that previous meeting yesterday.

Council also gave final reading to the following bylaws:

  • Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Rates and Regulation Amendment Bylaw
  • Waterworks Regulation Amendment Bylaw
  • Solid Waste Amendment Bylaw
  • Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw

You can read more about these bylaws in a previous post. The bylaws relate to fee changes for 2023.

Council approved appointments to City internal committees and task groups as well as external groups as follows:

  • Advisory Design Panel: Councillor Paul Albrecht (Chair), Councillor Mike Solyom (Co-Chair)
  • Arts, Recreation, Culture and Heritage Committee: Councillor Rosemary Wallace (Chair), Councillor Leith White (Co-Chair)
  • Community Day Committee: Mayor Nathan Pachal (Chair), Councillor Rosemary Wallace (Co-Chair)
  • Crime Prevention Committee: Councillor Paul Albrecht (Chair), Councillor Delaney Mack (Co-Chair)
  • Economic Development Task Group: Councillor Teri James (Chair), Councillor Mike Solyom (Co-Chair)
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee: Councillor Paul Albrecht (Chair), Councillor Rosemary Wallace (Co-Chair)
  • Gateway of Hope Community Council*: Councillor Teri James (Council Representative), Councillor Delaney Mack (Alternate)
  • Healthier Community Partnerships*: Councillor Leith White (Council Representative), Councillor Delaney Mack (Alternate)
  • Joint School Board #35 / Municipal Liaison Committee: Councillor Rosemary Wallace (Chair), Councillor Leith White (Co-Chair)
  • Langley Christmas Bureau: Councillor Teri James (Chair), Councillor Mike Solyom (Co-Chair), Director of Corporate Services (Staff)
  • Langley Human Dignity Coalition*: Councillor Rosemary Wallace (Council Representative), Councillor Delaney Mack (Alternate)
  • Langley Local Immigration Partnership*: Councillor Rosemary Wallace (Council Co-Representative), Councillor Leith White (Council Co-Representative)
  • Magic of Christmas Festival Committee: Councillor Paul Albrecht (Chair), Mayor Nathan Pachal (Co-Chair)
  • Performing Arts and Cultural Centre Task Group: Councillor Rosemary Wallace (Chair), Councillor Leith White (Co-Chair)


Council also approved updating the Deputy Mayor schedule as follows:

November 5 - December 31, 2022: Councillor Mack
January 1 - February 28, 2023: Councillor White
March 1 - April 30, 2023: Councillor Wallace
May 1 - June 30, 2023: Councillor James
July 1 - August 31, 2023: Councillor Solyom
September 1 - October 31, 2023: Councillor Albrecht

The Deputy Mayor assumes the role of Mayor if the Mayor becomes unavailable for any reason.

Finally, Council received an email from a resident asking for a bylaw prohibiting rodeo events in Langley City. Council noted that Langley City doesn’t and likely will never have the facilities to host a rodeo, so a bylaw would not be required. Councillor Albrecht did ask if Council should develop a policy to prevent the City and Council from attending or supporting these events.

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