TNRD highlights from Aug. 21 meeting:

The TNRD board provided a diamond sponsorship of $5,000 towards the Provincial Winter Fair

Presentation by MLA Jackie Tegart

Jackie Tegart, Liberal MLA for the Fraser-Nicola riding, provided an update on the spring legislative session, her consultation activities and her goals for her constituency.

MLA Tegart also highlighted her involvement with the revisions to the Water Act, ATV regulations and her work as the poverty liaison for the province.

Waste collection service approved for Brookmere

Electoral Area N Alternative Waste Collection Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2462 was adopted, which ensures that a waste collection service will continue to be provided for the residents in the Brookmere area.

The waste collection service meets the needs of the community of Brookmere and is consistent with the TNRD solid waste management plan’s objectives.

Federal Gas Tax funding provided

The Lytton Parish Hall will receive upgrades to its handicap ramp through $25,000 of Federal Gas Tax revenues–Community Works Fund, allocated to Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country).

The Heffley Creek, South Thompson and McLure eco-depots will receive updates through the expenditure of up to $35,000 of Federal Gas Tax revenues-Community Works Fund allocated to Electoral Area “P” (Rivers and the Peaks).

The Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks will receive $50,000 towards the construction of a new ice arena through the same fund.

The board approved the expenditure to a maximum of $20,000 from Federal Gas Tax revenues–Community Works Fund allocated to Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands) for lighting upgrades at the Pritchard Fire Hall.

Provincial Winter Fair Receives $5,000

Cara Haughton, interim secretary of the Provincial Winter Fair, accompanied by two 4-H members, provided a presentation on the 76th Provincial Winter Fair and Top Hand Ranch competition.

At the request of the delegation, the TNRD board provided a diamond sponsorship of $5,000 towards the fair, which is scheduled to be held Sept. 25 to 29 in Barriere.

Whitecroft Fire Protection Service established

The Whitecroft Fire Protection Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 2471 was approved.

The Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks will provide the service, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Cherry Creek–Savona OCP given second reading

Cherry Creek–Savona Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2472, 2014, was given second reading.

 

The OCP will be taken to a public hearing in conjunction with a future regular Board of Directors meeting.