Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of September 17, 2020

The TNRD Board of Directors held its regular Board Meeting in-person at the Valley First Lounge of the Sandman Centre in Kamloops with social distancing guidelines and safe meeting protocols in place. A full recording of the meeting can be viewed here.

70 Mile House Community Hall Renovations

The Board approved that a contract for $349,984.80 be awarded to N&H Contracting Ltd. for Phase 1 renovations to the 70 Mile House Community Hall. The improvements to the hall will include refurbishing and re-chinking exterior logs, mobility-friendly access improvements, crawl space damp proofing, insulation upgrades, and general improvements throughout the facility including new floors and paint.

Gas Tax Funds

The Board approved the following requests for Federal Gas Tax Funds:

  • $35,000 to fund accessibility improvements for the Clinton Library. Renovations will begin late September, 2020 to improve accessibility for those using wheelchairs and other equipment.
  • $130,000 to fund the construction of four new Pickleball Courts in the City of Merritt.
  • $130,000 to fund eligible capital improvement projects to the Nicola Valley Rodeo Association facilities in Merritt.
  • $40,000 to fund a portion of the roof replacement project for the Merritt Curling Club building.

Board Meeting Livestreaming

The Board approved the TNRD to resume its livestreaming of regular Board Meetings while they are being held at the Sandman Centre. A review of the TNRD’s meeting room facilities is also underway, which will include the technical requirements and costs to livestream meetings held in the Civic Building at 465 Victoria Street.

The next Regular Board Meeting is on October 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm.

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Please note that The Current is not a substitute for the TNRD’s Board meeting minutes, found on our website: