Friday, February 3, 2017

Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of Feb 6-10

The following local governments of the Cariboo-Chilcotin are meeting next week, as follows:

Quesnel - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 7th at 7pm in Quesnel Council Chambers (2nd Floor - 410 Kinchant St).  On the Agenda:

* Committee Report -- Policy/Bylaw Review Committee
* Letter to Province - Remove PST from Electricity for Commercial/Industrial Customers
* North Cariboo Joint Planning Advisory Committee - Governance Model
* City of Quesnel 2017 Operating Budget
* Northern Development Trust Initiative Trust Grant Applications (Arena 2/Soccer Facility)
* Bylaw of the Month - February 2017 - Business Licenses
* College of New Caledonia - Request for Letter of Support for NDIT Grant Application

View the full Agenda here

Executive Committee meeting (Councillor Elliott - Chair/Mayor Simpson plus Staff) on Tuesday, Feb 7th at 10am in Quesnel Council Chambers.  On the Agenda:

* Strategic Plan Review
* Community Engagement Calendar

View the full Agenda here

Williams Lake - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 7th at 6pm in WL Council Chambers (450 Mart Street).  On the Agenda:

* Delegations (2) -- Tim Rolph, WL Stampede Association President re: Update & Sue Hemphill, WL Field Naturalists re: Recommendation to Reject Fee for Service Agreement for Scout Island

* Dissolution of the Central Cariboo Economic Development Corporation
* Travel Expenses - Tourism/BC Ferry Discussion (Councillor J. Ryll)
* Permit Process - Atlantic Power (Report of Councillor I. Bonnell)
* Endorse Recommendations from the Jan 31st Committee of the Whole Session -- 2017 Grants in Aide/Fee for Service Agreements
* Order of British Columbia - 2017 Call for Nominations
* Special Occasion Liquor License Request - Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association

View the full Agenda here

Cariboo Regional District: 

Finance/Audit Committee Meeting on Wednesday, Feb 8th at 9:30am in the CRD Committee Room (180D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake) to discuss 'Value for Money - Library Services".  View the full Agenda here,

Infrastructure/Broadband/Cell Committee Meeting on Wednesday, Feb 8th at 11am in the CRD Boardroom.  On the Agenda:

* Delegation - Falko Kadenbach, Vice-President of ABC Communications, to speak about a grant application for internet services in the South Cariboo and request for support

View the full Agenda here

Committee of the Whole Session on Wednesday, Feb 8th at 12:30pm in the CRD Boardroom (180D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake).  On the Agenda:

* Delegation: Amy Thacker/Pat Corbett from CCCTA (Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Tourism Association) re: Support for MRDT Tax (Hotel Tax)

* Corporate Priority Reports
* Northern Development Initiative Trust discussion
* Requests from Director Forseth regarding NDIT Policy, CRD Governance Review, Strategic Plan Update

View the full Agenda here 

CCRHD Board Meeting on Thursday, Feb 9th at 9:30am in the CRD Boardroom.  On the Agenda:

* Election of Vice-Chair for 2017
* Capital Expenditure Bylaw 127 (Residential Care - Fischer Place, 100 Mile House)
* Northern Health - GR Baker Memorial Hospital Celebrates Improved Access to Breast Cancer Screening
* Ministry of Health - Community Paramedicine Initiative Request for Likely
* Interior Health - Contracts Awarded for Withdrawal Management Beds
* Request to Repeal Taxation Policy No. CCH.11-10A-5
* Update Banking Resolution
* Delegation (11:30am) -- Debbie Strang, Health Service Administrator, and Penny Anguish, Chief Operating Officer, for Northern Health, to provide an update.

View the full Agenda here

CRD Board Meeting on Thursday, Feb 9th at 9:45am in the CRD Boardroom.  On the Agenda:

* Delegation (11:00am) -- Lori Fogarty, Treasurer, and members of the North Cariboo Agriculture Working Group,to discuss the formation of an Agriculture Advisory Committee

* Dog Control in Rural Areas
* Various Planning Items
* Banking Resolution Update
* Appointments to the 2017 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel (Dirs. Richmond, Wagner, Coakley)
* NCLGA Regional Representative Appt for 2017/18 Term (currently Director J. Sorley)
* Consent Calendar
* 3 Responses to Board Letters -- BC Utilities Commission - Residential Inclining Block Electricity Rates; Minister of Finance - Taxation of Electricity for Business and Industrial Use and Ministry of Environment - Mount Polley Proposal to Amend Environmental Management Act Permit

* Various Committee/Commission Minutes/Recommendations for Endorsement
* Cariboo Regional District Security Issuing (108 Mile Water System Improvements) Bylaw No. 5076, 2017 (1st, 2nd and 3rd Readings/Adoption)
* Requests from Directors R. Sharpe (Letter of Support - Heritage Tax Credit Bill) and J. Sorley (Proposed Moratorium on Road Deactivations in Horsefly and Access Area 'F' Director Initiative Fund for Noise Bylaw Community Meeting)

View the full Agenda here

Note to Readers in Williams Lake and surrounding Rural Communities:  - the Sam Ketcham Pool will take a 9-12 week shutdown starting on Monday, February 6th to transition between Phase 1 and 2 of the Sam Ketcham Pool Renovation Project.  Read full details here

Also, for those in Quesnel/Surrounding Rural Communities: - the Annual Quesnel Winter Carnival starts this evening (Fri Feb 3rd) goes until Sunday.  See more details here

More upcoming Williams Lake events - click here
More upcoming Quesnel events - click here

Finally - 3 Open Houses, put on by the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations/Reconciliation in respect of the Nenqay Deni Accord to be held next week as follows:

Feb 6th in Williams Lake - 3-7pm at the Ramada Williams Lake Hotel
Feb 7th in Alexis Creek - 1-5pm at the Alexis Creek Community Hall
Feb 8th in Nimpo Lake - 2-5pm at the Nimpo Lake Community Hall

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