Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors Meeting of August 18, 2022
The TNRD Board of Directors held its regular Board Meeting at the Ashcroft Hub, located at 711 Hill St. in Ashcroft, B.C. The meeting was open to members of the public to attend in-person. Due to limitations with external equipment, a livestream of this meeting was not available. Once the minutes of this meeting become available, they can be found here.
Updated Board Procedure Bylaw
The Board adopted Procedure Bylaw No. 2788. This bylaw update aligns with recent legislative changes and policy changes at the TNRD. The Procedure Bylaw had most recently been updated in 2020. Procedure bylaws are a tool used to set expectations on processes and rules of procedures and how to conduct board meetings. Read the report here.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2778 (Adams Lake)
The Board gave second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2778. The bylaw amendment proposes to rezone a portion of 5580 Adams West Forest Service Road in Adams Lake, B.C., to C4: Recreational Commercial, to enable a resort, RV Park and two caretaker units. The proposed bylaw amendment will be taken to a public hearing at a later date. Read the report here.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2875 (Tobiano)
The Board gave first and second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2875. This bylaw amendment proposes a site-specific provision to allow a secondary suite in a new dwelling on the property, located at 272 Holloway Drive. The proposed bylaw amendment will be taken to a public hearing at a later date. Read the report here.
Use of COVID Grant Funds
The Board received a report for information from staff on the use of COVID-19 Grant Funding Allocated to Electoral Areas. This expenditure information has been made available to the public to enhance financial transparency and understanding of how the funds were utilized. Read the report here.
Use of Discretionary Funds
The Board received a report for information from staff on the use of Discretionary Funds between August 2021 and July 2022. Once the Board approves the Financial Plan each year, expenditure of these funds is made upon request to staff by Electoral Area Directors, and typically do not require further approval by the Board. As such, staff seek to disclose to the Board and the general public the use of these funds, as this information is not otherwise generally available without specific requests. Read the report here.
2022 Annual Budget Amendments
The Board approved amendments to the 2022 annual budgets. These updates will be incorporated into the 2022-2026 Financial Plan. The 2022-2026 Financial Plan was adopted by the Board in March of 2022 and several changes have been proposed for approval, including expenses and revenues related to several volunteer fire departments and new revenues from sources of grant funding. These changes will not have an impact on tax requisition for 2022. Read the report here.
Black Pines Groundwater Conversion Contract
The Board approved the award of the construction contract to convert the Black Pines Community Water System from a surface water source to a groundwater well source to Bree Contracting, in the amount of up to $925,913. Read the report here.
Canada Community Building Fund
The Board approved the following requests for allocation from the Canada Community Building Fund:
- $60,000 to support the completion of the construction of a pedestrian suspension bridge over Blue River in Electoral Area “B”, in Herb Bilton Way Park, connecting two Blue River Trail Systems. Read the report here.
- $37,510 to fund renovations for the 70 Mile House Community Hall in Electoral Area “E.” Read the report here.
The next Regular Board Meeting is on September 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., at the TNRD Civic Building.
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