Mount Isa City Council has officially endorsed the ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) Cities Appeal and will advise the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the endorsement.
ICAN is trying to lobby the Australian government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons and the decision taken at Wednesday's council meeting makes Mount Isa the first council in Queensland to sign an appeal letter to the federal government to sign the Total Nuclear Weapons Ban at the UN..
The move was pushed by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom which visited Mount Isa in October.
The decision was passed 6-1 with Cr Kim Coghlan voting against though there was no debate and she did not state her reasons why.
In the same meeting, council approved a Material Change of Use for a retrospective showroom and retrospective warehouse at 23-35 Northridge Road.
Council also agreed to Mount Isa Clay Target Cub Incorporated's request to waive a development application fee of $3525 for a proposed outdoor sports facility use.
Deputy Mayor Phil Barwick said the club had been without a home since it used to live at Kalkadoon Park.
Council awarded a Project Management Services contract to Erscon Consulting Engineers for Disaster Recovery Arrangements for a period of 12 months and with an option for a 12 month extension. The dollar value of the contract was not stated.
There was an update on the Civic Centre remedial works which are now expected to complete by the end of March 2021. The building has been closed since April 2020.
Presenting the monthly library report Cr MacRae said she had helped judge 70 entries to the library master plan drawing competition and the winner would be revealed in due course.
Cr MacRae also said over 1000 people attended the Sign On Expo on Saturday.
The meeting also heard there were 16 positions currently vacant at council, a figure which was relatively low compared to previous years.
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