Highlights from the March 25, 2024 Council Meeting

News Release

Kalamalka Lake Operations Presentation

Mr. Shaun Reimer, P.Eng., Section Head, Public Safety & Protection, Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship addressed Council to provide an update on operations of the Kalamalka Lake dam and projected waterflow.  Presentation Slides

Bylaw News

Council adopted the Miscellaneous Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No 1841 which amends the fees charged to Mobile Businesses and Farmers Markets that are held on District property.

Council adopted the Development Applications Procedure Bylaw Amendment and updated their policy regarding Public Hearings for Zoning Bylaw Amendments to ensure compliance with the Provincial legislation resulting from the BC Homes for People Plan.

Council gave second and third readings to the Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1837 for the 2024-2028 Financial Plan.

Indigenous Engagement Requirements Funding Program

Council directed Administration to execute and submit the Contribution Agreement with the Province which will provide funding to assist with the implementation of Indigenous Engagement Requirements pursuant to Bill 31 – Emergency and Disaster Management Act and further authorized related expenditures for eligible activities outlined in the report from Administration.

Active Transportation Network Planning Grant Approved

The District was notified that their grant application to update their Active Transportation Network Plan (the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan) was approved and matching funding up to $50,000 will be available for this project. Urban Systems will complete this project on behalf of the District with several key deliverables identified including design options for the Buchanan Road Bike Path and the Kidston Road On-Street path. 

Infrastructure Services Update – March 2024

See here for more information: Infrastructure Services Report - March 2024

Changes to Upcoming Committee Meetings

April 2, 2024 – Committee of the Whole meeting – CANCELLED

June 17, 2024 – Long Range Planning Committee meeting REPLACED with Committee of the Whole meeting