Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of January 20, 2022

The TNRD Board of Directors held its regular Board Meeting in the Twin Rivers boardroom of the TNRD Civic Building in Kamloops. The meeting was held via Zoom and with limited in-person capacity, in adherence with the TNRD’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. The meeting was recorded and uploaded to the TNRD’s YouTube channel. View the recording here.

Delegation: MLAs Tegart & Milobar

The Board of Directors was provided with verbal updates from area Members of the Legislative Assembly: Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar. Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone was not available to attend. As part of that update, MLA Tegart acknowledged challenges of 2021, including wildfires, flooding and extreme heat, and expressed sympathies to residents affected and gratitude to those responding to emergencies.

Delegation: Forest Enhancement Society of BC & Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

The Board of Directors received a presentation from Steve Kozuki, Executive Director of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) and Dan Buffett, CEO of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF), about conservation and forest enhancement projects completed in the Thompson-Nicola Region.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 2761

The Board of Directors gave third reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2761, following a public hearing. The zoning amendment will rezone a property to R1: Residential Single and Duplex, to enable reconstruction of a principal single-family dwelling lost to wildfire in Monte Lake. Read the report here.

CAO Report

CAO Scott Hildebrand stated the 2020-22 Strategic Plan is in the process of being updated, and that public updates will continue. Hildebrand also advised that the TNRD increased COVID-19 workplace health and safety protocols earlier in the month in line with provincial health guidance.

BDO Canada Forensic Audit Recommendations

The Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse recommendations made by BDO Canada from the forensic audit report. The Board received a report outlining 18 control weaknesses that BDO Canada identified and 65 recommendations that were made. Read the report and view the recommendations here.

Committee Appointments Made by Board

The Board approved the following appointments to external committees for 2022:

  • Municipal Finance Authority
    • Director: M. O Reilly          Alternate: L. Brown
  • Municipal Insurance Association
    • Director: D. Dudy              Alternate: B. Roden
  • Community Energy Association
    • Director: M. Blackwell       Alternate: C. Schaffer
  • Shuswap Watershed Council
    • Kamloops Director: K. Christian     Chase Director: R. Crowe

The Chair also re-appointed directors to the following committees for 2022:

  • Audit
  • Economic Development & Recreation Services
  • Emergency Management/Protective Services
  • Regional Solid Waste Management
  • Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Management
  • Utility Systems
  • Fraser Basin Council

The next Regular Board Meeting is on February 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

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