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Council Highlights: November 21, 2017

November 28, 2017

Council highlights provide a brief summary of key decisions made by Council during regularly scheduled meetings. Complete agenda packages and meeting minutes can be found on our website.

  • Council directed staff to send a letter of support to the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Students’ Union for its ‘Fund the Future’ initiative to request that the provincial government re-evaluate the TRU funding formula.
  • Pursuant to section 57 of the Community Charter a notice will be filed in the Land Titles Office against the Title of the property located at 1268 Clearwater Valley Road. An accessory building was built without a building permit on the property, resulting in an outstanding building infraction. The notice on title serves to warn prospective purchasers of outstanding building infractions and to reduce potential liability to the District.
  • Council supported providing the staff resources to complete the submission of a grant application to Veteran Affairs Canada to obtain funds for the construction of the Veterans Memorial at Reginald Small Park. These funds are to match the Wells Gray Community Forest grant plus in-kind and funds raised by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #259 to a maximum of $45,000.
  • District of Clearwater Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication (an unnamed lane located on 240 Park Drive, District Lot 73, Lot 1, Plan EPP20233) Bylaw No. 174, 2017 was read a first time.
  • Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) has purchased the land for the purpose of building an affordable housing complex. The property is intersected by a dedicated laneway. The Bylaw proposes to close the laneway and remove the dedication in accordance with the agreement between YCS and the District.
  • Upon adoption of the Bylaw, title to the closed lane will be transferred to YCS, the owner of lands on either side of the lane, for the purpose of consolidating the closed lane with the adjacent land. A statutory right of way will be created to ensure the protection of the District’s utilities.
  • Prior to adoption of the Bylaw, notice of the closure will be advertised for two consecutive weeks in the local newspaper, and posted at the District Office and on the District website. The notice provides an opportunity for persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw to make representations to Council.
  • District of Clearwater Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw 175, 2017 was adopted. The bylaw addresses housekeeping items resulting from legislation and staffing changes.
  • District of Clearwater Records Management Bylaw No. 176, 2017 was adopted. The Bylaw authorizes use of the Local Government Management Association Records Management Manual as the District’s records management policy and procedures manual.
  • District of Clearwater Septage Receiving Station Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw No. 178, 2017 was read three times. The reserve fund will ensure funds are available to cover the cost of repairs and upgrades of the Septage Receiving Station without the need for additional taxation.

The next Regular Council meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017.