Highlights of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors Meeting of September 22, 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 in-person. The meeting was recorded and uploaded to the TNRD’s YouTube channel. You can view the recording here.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2778 (Adams Lake)

Following a public hearing, the Board adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2778. The bylaw amendment rezones a portion of 5580 Adams West Forest Service Road in Adams Lake, B.C. to C4: Recreational Commercial, to allow for a resort, RV Park and two caretaker units. Read the report here.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2748 (north of Cache Creek)

The Board adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2748. The bylaw amendment enables the construction and use of an open-air amusement ride and attractions, including a miniature passenger train at the Horsting’s property, located at 2540 Highway 97 north of Cache Creek. Read the report here.

Fire Protection Service Area Amendment Bylaw No. 2783 (Lower Nicola)

The Board approved first, second and third reading for Fire Protection Service Area Amendment Bylaw No. 2783, to amend the boundaries of the fire protection service area which will align with changes announced on June 30, 2022. The Board also approved a partial tax rebate for properties that paid into the service for 2022 but have not received fire protection services since the end of June 2022. Read the report here.

Green Lake and Area OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2792

The Board gave first reading to Green Lake and Area Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw No. 2792. The bylaw amendment proposes to provide additional clarity to the OCP Riparian Development Permit Area and limit the scope of the OCP Hazardous Lands and Environmentally Sensitive Development Permit Areas. Read the report here.

70 Mile Fire Service Funding

The Board approved an additional one year of taxation funding for the 70 Mile House Volunteer Firefighters Association. This will allow $30,000 to be collected through taxation for the existing grant-in-aid fire protection area. Read the report here.

Electoral Area Grant-in-Aid Funds

The Board approved Electoral Area Grant-in-Aid funding requests of $500 from Electoral Area “A” to Yellowhead Community Services for its Raise-a-Reader program, and $2,500 from Electoral Area “O” to the BC Agricultural Expo Society for its annual fair. Read the report here.

Canada Community Building Fund

The Board approved the following requests for allocation from the Canada Community Building Fund:

  • $80,000 to fund roof repairs and the installation of solar panels at the Spences Bridge Volunteer Society Building in Electoral Area “I.” Read the report here.
  • $40,000 to fund a portion of the roof replacement project for the Merritt Curling Club building. Read the report here.
  • $100,000 to fund Phase 1 of water meter installations in the Lower Nicola Waterworks Improvement District in Electoral Area “M.” Read the report here.

The next Regular Board Meeting is on October 6, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

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