Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of June 18, 2020

The TNRD Board of Directors held two Public hearings and its regular Board Meeting in-person at the Delta Hotel with social distancing guidelines and safe meeting protocols in place. A full recording of the meeting can be viewed here.

Zoning Bylaw Amendments

  • Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2715 was adopted by the Board proceeding a Public Hearing. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone the properties at 3222 and 3224 Cahilty Place in Whitecroft, from CR-1: Country Residential to a new zone developed for this hamlet entitled WR-1: Whitecroft Residential. Read the report here.
  • Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2714 received third reading proceeding a Public Hearing. Final adoption of the Bylaw will be considered by the Board at a subsequent meeting pending Ministry of Transportation approval. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone the southern 4.5 ha of a 7.96 ha Property along Highway 97C from RL-1: Rural to MH-1: Manufactured Home Park to enable (re)development of ~60 manufactured home (MH) spaces. The 3.46 ha northern remainder will default to the SH-1: Small Holding zone so as to comply with minimum parcel size requirements. Read the report here.

Notice of Motion to Livestream Board Meetings

Director Rothenburger served a Notice of Motion requesting staff look into the costs and options for a permanent solution to livestream the Board of Director’s Meetings on Facebook or the TNRD’s website.

“As a local government, we have a responsibility to promote citizen engagement, dissemination of accurate information, inclusivity, transparency and accountability,” Rothenburger said. The motion will be discussed and considered at the next Board meeting on July 16.

Funding Approved for Motion Picture Studio Feasibility Study

The Board approved an increase of $35,000 to the Film Commission’s 2021 budget to fund a study exploring the initial and long-term financial feasibility of having a purpose-built motion picture studio in the region.

TNRD Emergency Notification System Launching in Region

The Board received a report from the Director of Corporate Services about the launch of the TNRD’s multi-platform emergency alert system, Voyent Alert!, which will be available for residents of the region to sign up for starting June 22, 2020. The system will be used to send alerts during emergencies, like floods and fires, to anyone who subscribes.

TNRD Restoration of District Services Policy Approved

The Board endorsed the TNRD’s plan for restoration of services in response to the lifting of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic by the BC Provincial Government. The plan outlines the phased return to regular services that the TNRD will be following, and is subject to change as it is following the direction of the Public Health Office.

The next Regular Board Meeting is on July 16, 2020 at 1:15 pm.

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