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Advisory Committee on Enhancing Prince George
Regular Meeting Regular Council Meeting: Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings Standing Committee on Finance and Audit – Meeting Postponed from Monday, February 20, 2017 to Monday, March 6, 2017 Advisory Committee on Development Design: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 2nd Floor Conference Room Prince George Heritage Commission: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. – 2nd Floor Conference Room
SNOW AND ICE CONTROL The goal of the City’s snow and ice control operations is to maintain 670km of roads and more than 180km of sidewalks at a passable condition through the winter months. In order to maximize available resources and operational efficiencies, the City’s roadway network has been categorized into three priority groups. Find out more information at www.princegeorge.ca/snow. View the interactive snow removal map to see every street in Prince George and their priority status. You can even subscribe to have notifications about snow removal sent directly to you via email.
SENIORS TRANSIT CHALLENGE The Seniors Transit Challenge is a City of Prince George initiative to provide seniors with information about the range of transit options available to them. The City bus is fully accessible and has a fixed route and fixed schedule. handyDART provides door to door service for people who can’t use the City bus without assistance. We will provide travel training to encourage seniors to try the City bus, and they can give us feedback to help us improve the system. The challenge involves a questionnaire to learn how seniors currently travel around town, and a secondary participation phase where we’ll run three workshops to develop a travel training guide. Respondents to the questionnaire can choose to participate in the workshops, which will run once a month for an hour in March, April, and May. To participate, we encourage seniors to fill out our questionnaire from now until March 3rd, and tell us a bit about themselves and how they travel around. It’s available online at http://bit.do/seniortransit or on paper at City Hall, the Senior Resource Centre, or any of the Senior Activity Centres in town. All questionnaire entries will be entered into a draw for a free monthly transit pass and a 10 visit aquatic pass. Responses are limited to one per person. For more information contact Josephine Macharia at 250-561-7734 or email Josephine.email@example.com
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Asphalt Raker 2 Roads & Fleet Closing Date: March 3, 2017 Health & Safety Administrator Human Resources Closing Date: February 20, 2017 Wastewater Technician Level 1 Certified Utilities Closing Date: February 20, 2017 Truck Driver Automated Garbage – Temporary Full-Time Parks & Solid Waste Closing Date: February 17, 2017 Service Representative – Casual/Part-Time Service Centre Closing Date: February 20, 2017 Summer Labourers – Seasonal/Temporary Various Divisions Closing Date: March 13, 2017 Equipment Operator 3 - Vactor Utility Operations Closing Date: March 10, 2017
VOLUNTEER WITH THE CITY
The City is seeking the expertise of residents interested in serving on the following committees: Advisory Committee on Accessibility
The Enhance PG Committee meets monthly and is responsible to advise City Council on the enhancement of the social, cultural and natural vibrancy of Prince George through contributions to long range community planning strategies and working with other agencies to encourage and support community participation, civic pride and neighbourhood engagement. In addition, this advisory committee also makes recommendations regarding the awarding of Community Enhancement Grants. Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 Involvement with council committees, boards and commissions provides residents the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of our municipality and to provide input on important civic issues. Successful appointments to the above committees will be for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2017 and ending March 31, 2019. Information on the Committees including Terms of Reference, application forms and details on the application process are available on the City’s website or may be picked up in the Legislative Service Department, 5th Floor City Hall. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to City Hall at the address below emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to (250) 561-0183. For any questions, or to have an application form mailed to you, please contact the Legislative Services Department at (250) 561-7655 or email@example.com.
access award of merit
The Advisory Committee on Accessibility invites nominations of individuals, groups or businesses that have made a significant contribution to improving accessibility within Prince George. The individual, group or business being nominated must fit the following criteria: • •
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Demonstrated a commitment to increase accessibility above and beyond what is required by law or regulation Made an outstanding contribution to improving accessibility in one or more of the following areas: Education, Employment, Recreation/Entertainment, Transportation, Accessibility, Housing/Accommodation, Commercial/Retail Improved accessibility for persons with one or more of the following types of disability: mobility, agility, hearing, seeing, speaking, developmental, and/or mental illness Located within boundaries of Prince George Provide service for the people of Prince George
Nominations may be made by any citizen or group willing to provide evidence in support of the nominee’s commitments and contributions. Any citizen or group wishing to re-submit or re-nominate an individual, group or business that was not selected for an Award in a previous year, may do so by completing an updated nomination form. Nomination Deadline: February 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms are available on the City’s website or may be picked up in the Legislative Services Department, 5th Floor, City Hall. Completed nomination forms may be mailed or hand delivered to City Hall at the address noted below, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (250) 561-0183.
The City is seeking qualified applicants for its Student Mentoring Opportunity in Local Government. Three successful applicants will be selected by City Council to participate in a mentoring opportunity to join the City’s delegation at the annual regional, provincial and national local government conventions. One participant will be selected to attend each event. No participant will be eligible to attend more than one event. Associated travel, accommodation, meal, and registration costs for participation will be covered by the City. All applicants should attach a current resume and a covering letter outlining their reasons for applying and their potential contributions to program.
The Accessibility Committee meets monthly and is responsible to provide advice to City Council and solicit feedback from the community on matters that affect persons with disabilities, seniors, and those with access challenges, including identification, removal and prevention of physical and social barriers. The Committee seeks to increase public awareness of the issues of accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities, seniors, and all citizens.
Eligible applicants/participants must: • be 19 years of age or older • be currently enrolled in an educational institution in Prince George • demonstrate an interest in local government as a career or field of research • submit a 500 word summary of their experience following participation in the mentoring opportunity
Advisory Committee on Development Design
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The Development Design Committee meets weekly, as needed, to provide advice to City Council on matters respecting policies and guidelines affecting the city’s physical/built environment as well as applications for development permits in accordance with the Committee Terms of Reference. The Committee serves to encourage well-planned development in the city that considers the areas of public health, safety, convenience, climate, accessibility and aesthetics.
Application forms are available on the City’s website or may be picked up in the Legislative Service Department, 5th Floor City Hall. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to City Hall at the address below emailed to email@example.com, or faxed to (250) 561-0183. For any questions, or to have an application form mailed to you, please contact the Legislative Services Department at (250) 561-7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to general citizen membership, applications from individuals with expertise and experience in the following categories will also be considered - clearly indicate on your application to which of the categories you are applying: • • • •
Professional Engineering Northern Regional Construction Association Architectural or Design Member at Large
Coming events Canadian Tire Free Swim Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Leisure Pool
Tel. (250) 561-7600 • Fax (250) 612-5605 • 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George, BC V2L 3V9 • ServiceCentre@princegeorge.ca