Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of July 16, 2020
The TNRD Board of Directors held a Public Hearing and its regular Board Meeting in-person in the Valley First Lounge at the Sandman Centre with social distancing guidelines and safe meeting protocols in place. A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.
Zoning Bylaw Amendment
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2718 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 and Infrastructure approval. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone an 11 acre Property at Three Mile Lake from RL-1: Rural to C-2: Service Commercial with site-specific provisions to enable vehicle wrecking and storage. The bylaw would allow the Owner to continue operating his towing, auto wrecking and storage business. Read the report here.
Delegation: Stump Lake Residents and Property Owners
Stump Lake property owners Spencer Bass and Randy Bourne appeared before the Board with a presentation outlining the impacts of flooding at Stump Lake. Area residents have experienced significant flooding in 2020 and in previous years, and are requesting that the TNRD establish a State of Local Emergency, Support a Section 11, and work with the Province of BC to enact recommendations from the downstream impact study conducted by KWL Consulting Engineers. View the presentation here.
Financing Approved For Sun Peaks Community Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
The Board authorized the borrowing of $8,060,000 from the Municipal Finance Authority for the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (Sun Peaks) over a 20-year term. The funds will be used by Sun Peaks to upgrade its wastewater system ($1,560,000) and for capital improvements to the community water system ($6,500,000). Read the report here.
Manufactured Home Park Amendment Bylaw Adopted
The Board adopted Manufactured Home Parks Amendment Bylaw No. 2713 to enable Park Model Units to be installed in manufactured home parks. This decision was the result of direction and discussion at the December 12, 2019 and June 18, 2020 Committee of the Whole meetings and will lawfully enable some extent of long term RV dwelling use by allowing various types of Park Models on pads in approved, appropriately zoned mobile home parks in the TNRD.
Live Streaming of TNRD Board Meetings
Based on a Notice of Motion submitted by Director Rothenburger, the Board directed staff to investigate the possible costs and options for live streaming of Board meetings.
Free Disposal Days Cancelled
The Board approved the cancellation of solid waste free dump days for 2020 due to COVID-19. The TNRD Solid Waste Committee will review options for free disposal days in 2021 and beyond and make a recommendation to the Board. Read the report here.
New CAO Appointed
Board Chair Ken Gillis announced the appointment of Scott Hildebrand as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the TNRD, effective August 17, 2020.
“Members of the Board and staff look forward to welcoming Mr. Hildebrand to the TNRD,” says Gillis. “We have been incredibly honoured to have Randy Diehl as Interim CAO and would like to thank him for his stellar leadership and commitment through these unprecedented times.”
The next Regular Board Meeting is on August 13, 2020 at 1:15 pm.
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