Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors Meeting of April 21, 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. View the recording here.

Delegation: BC Wildfire Service, Emergency Management BC

The Board received presentations from Kaitlin Baskerville, BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) Kamloops Fire Centre Manager, Rod Schweitzer, BCWS Provincial Director of Fire Centre Operations, and Andrew Morrison, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) Senior Regional Manager, regarding preparations for the upcoming 2022 wildfire season.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2758 (Rural Residential Flexibility)

The Board approved second reading of Zoning Bylaw 2758. A public hearing will be held at a later date. The bylaw proposes to allow an additional detached dwelling unit in conjunction with the agricultural and horticultural use in various rural zones, on both ALR and non-ALR land. Read the report here.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2754

The Board adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2754. The zoning amendment enables Monte Lake Resort to maintain existing and permit future recreational resort and residential uses. Read the report here.

Policy Framework

The Board approved the new TNRD Policy Framework. The Policy Framework sets out the TNRD’s policy goals, the stages of policy development and review, defines terms, roles and responsibilities and differences between the types of policies. The Policy Framework will help establish a coordinated and consistent process for the development, approval and review of all TNRD policies. Read the report here.

Fire Department Training Officer & FireSmart Coordinator Position

The Board voted to approve one additional full-time, permanent position in the Fire Protection Services department. The new Fire Department Training Officer & FireSmart Coordinator will be the training officer to all TNRD fire departments and deliver a regional FireSmart program. The position will be funded equally through existing budgets, including the TNRD Fire Department training budget and the Electoral Area administration budget. Read the report here.

Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF)

The Board approved the following requests for allocation for Federal Canada Community Building Funds:

  • $150,000 to fund eligible costs for improvements to Latremouille Park in Little Fort. The improvement project is estimated to cost up to $234,800. With two-thirds covered by CCBF funding and remaining costs covered by Trans Mountain Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) funds. The Board also approved re-allocating $80,000 from the CBA funds to purchase an Emergency Generator for the Little Fort Fire Hall & Community Hall. Read the report here.
  • $14,500, plus a 5% project management fee to fund the replacement of the Barriere Curling Rink air condensing unit. Read the report here.

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