Highlights of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors Meeting of October 12, 2023
The TNRD held its Board of Directors Meeting in the Twin Rivers Boardroom of the TNRD Civic Building in Kamloops, B.C. The meeting was held in-person and via Zoom, and a recording of the meeting was uploaded to the TNRD’s YouTube channel. You can view the recording here.
The Board received a delegation from Rikki Beaudet and Aaron Letendre, who are Senior Community and Indigenous Engagement Advisors for Enbridge. Beaudet and Letendre provided an overview of Enbridge operations, and an update on the proposed Sunrise Expansion project through B.C.
Delegation: Kruger Kamloops Pulp
The Board received a delegation from Thomas Hoffman, Fibre Manager of Kruger Kamloops Pulp. Hoffman provided an overview of Kruger and updates on the fibre situation in B.C., and spoke about proposed solutions for renewable energy, wildfire mitigation, and use of burnt timber.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2817 (Birch Island)
Following a public hearing, the Board approved third reading of Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2817, affecting 1780 Cliff Road and 1409 Birch Island-Lost Creek Road, located in Birch Island in Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country). Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2817 proposes to rezone these two properties in Birch Island to residential zoning to resolve a historic zoning anomaly. Read the report here.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2823 (Highland Valley)
Following a public hearing, the Board approved third reading of Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2823, which affects property at 7781 Highway 97D located east of Logan Lake in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country). This zoning amendment would enable the redevelopment of an outdoor sport shooting range that was lost in the Tremont Creek wildfire in 2021. Read the report here.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2814 (Tobiano)
The Board approved first and second reading of Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2817, which affects property at 240 Holloway Drive located in Tobiano in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country). This zoning amendment would enable the development of a secondary suite within a new dwelling to be built on the property. The proposed bylaw amendment will be brought to a Public Hearing in conjunction with a regular Board meeting. Read the report here.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2821 (Blue River)
The Board adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2821, affecting property at 5914 Angus Horne Street and 857 Spruce Street in Blue River in Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters). This zoning amendment will rezone 5914 Angus Horne Street from C-1: Retail Commercial to R-1: Residential Single and Duplex, and will add a site-specific amendment to 857 Spruce Street to the existing zoning of R-1: Residential Single and Duplex. Read the report here.
Vavenby Industrial Park Tax Revenue
The Board approved accumulating tax revenue until 2029 that is received from the District of Clearwater for the Vavenby Industrial Park properties. It is anticipated that the fund balance will be approximately $50,000 by 2029, and the TNRD Board must approve any utilization of this fund. Read the report here.
TNRD Community Water Systems Grant Application
The Board approved an application being made to the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund – Disaster Risk Reduction – Climate Adaptation program, to undertake a risk and resilience assessment to identify vulnerabilities on TNRD community water system infrastructure due to climate change. Read the report here.
TNRD Fire Hall Equipment and Training Grant Application
The Board approved an application being made to the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund – Volunteer & Composite Fire Departments Equipment & Training program, for purchasing new or replacement equipment and to facilitate training opportunities for all TNRD fire halls. Read the report here.
Canada Community Building Fund
The Board approved the following allocation of the Canada Community Building Fund:
- $22,000 to increase energy efficiency at the Knutsford Community Hall in Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands) by upgrading the original windows and doors of the building. Read the report here.
Regional Grants and Sponsorship Policy Amendments
The Board approved amendments to the Regional Grants and Sponsorship Policy No. 5.1.1, and approved increasing the allocation for the Regional Grants and Sponsorship program from $20,000 to $50,000 in the 2024 annual budget. Read the report here.
Thompson-Nicola Film Commission Grant Application
The Board approved an application being made to the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program for $336,000 to fund initiatives that will attract and grow motion picture industries in rural communities within the TNRD. Read the report here.
The next TNRD Board Meeting is on October 26, 2023, at 1:30 pm.
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