Pitt Meadows and Katzie Sign Servicing Agreement

January 25, 2007

Pitt Meadows, BC: The City of Pitt Meadows Council hosted the Katzie First Nation Council for a Council to Council Meeting last Monday, January 15, 2007. The purposes of the community to community forum included an official signing of a three year Servicing Agreement for Water, Sewer and Fire Protection. The first meeting of the year between the two Councils was a chance to renew past relationships and build new ones, and provided an occasion for Councils to discuss issues of mutual interest including ongoing developments in Pitt Meadows, the state of the City of Pitt Meadows Official Community Plan Review, and an update on Treaty Negotiations.

Mayor Don MacLean and Chief Diane Bailey opened the forum with a welcome to attendees and communicated the desire to continue the working relationship between the neighboring communities. Both Mayor MacLean and Chief Bailey were encouraged to see continued cooperation between Councils and staff of both the Katzie First Nation and the City of Pitt Meadows. Councils plan to meet again later this year to provide an on-going forum for exchange of information.