Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of October 15, 2020

The TNRD Board of Directors held its regular Board Meeting in-person at the Valley First Lounge of the Sandman Centre in Kamloops with social distancing guidelines and safe meeting protocols in place. The meeting was live streamed on the TNRD’s Facebook page, view the full recording here.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment Adopted

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2721 was read a third time and given final adoption proceeding a Public Hearing. The purpose of the amendment is to enable a proposed subdivision on Clearwater Valley Road in Wells Gray.

Delegation: City of Kamloops Biosolids Management and Compost Use

City of Kamloops Civic Operations Director Jen Fretz and Utility Services Manager Greg Wightman gave a presentation to the Board about Class A compost reclamation use. The City has partnered with Arrow Transportation Systems to transport biosolids from Kamloops’ municipal wastewater to Arrow’s organics composting facility in Princeton for processing, and the resulting Class A compost used in the City’s flower beds, planters, and fields.

Delegation: Stump Lake Flood Control

Randy Bourne appeared as a delegation before the Board to provide an update on behalf of property owners at Stump Lake. Stump Lake property owners are seeking Board approval to proceed with an application for a flood control plan to Emergency Management BC to remove up to 6 feet of water from Stump Lake this fall as a flood control measure.

Water Treatment Facility Construction Contract Awarded for Pritchard

The Board approved the award of a $475,471 detailed engineering design and construction services contract for the Pritchard Community Water System project to WSP Canada Group Limited. The project will involve the construction of a new membrane filtration water treatment facility in order to improve the water quality provided to the public, provide multiple barriers of protection, and meet the standards of Interior Health Authority’s drinking water treatment criteria.

New Agreement for Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection

The Board authorized the TNRD to enter into a new agreement for curbside garbage and recycling collection services in a portion of Area “J” which includes the communities of Savona, Tobiano, and Cherry Creek. The current contract ends on October 31, 2020.

The next Regular Board Meeting is on November 19, 2020 at 1:15 pm.

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