Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Central Cariboo Joint Committee Highlights - March 28th mtg

Present from Cariboo RD - Directors S. Forseth, M. Neufeld and J. Sorley

Present from City of Williams Lake - Councillors I. Bonnell, J. Ryll, L. Walters, S. Zacharias and S. Nelson, via teleconference

Guest: CRD Chair M. Wagner

Meeting chaired by CRD Director J. Sorley and called the meeting to order at 5:30pm

The Chair acknowledged the meeting is taking place on traditional Shuswap territory and welcomed CRD Chair Margo Wagner to the meeting

Meeting agenda approved and Minutes of the Central Cariboo Joint Committee held on January 24th, 2018 be received/adopted

Resolved - At the request of the Chair, Director Sorley/Councillors J. Ryll and I. Bonnell be appointed to work with Staff to make a presentation on the 2019 North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) Convention in Williams Lake at the 2018 NCLGA Convention in Fort Nelson and a Joint Press Release be issued announcing that the City of Williams Lake/Cariboo Regional District were successful in being awarded the 2019 NCLGA Convention


1) 2017 CCACS Grant Report Completed Projects Summary

The Committee considered a report from the Central Cariboo Arts/Culture Society (CCACS)
Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - That the report be received

2) CCACS 2018 Project Grants Program Recommendations

The Committee considered a report from the Central Cariboo Arts/Culture Society
Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - That the report be received and that it be recommended to the Regional Board, the following CCACS 2018 Project Grants be approved:

Arts on the Fly Festival Society (Arts on the Fly Festival) $ 3,000
Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre (Uptown Art) $ 3,000
Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (Water Wise/Salmonid Art Exhibit)$ 3,000
Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (Trash Art Project for Secondary Students) $ 1,500
Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (Storywalk Williams Lake) $ 500
Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society (Love and Lemonade Community Dance) $1,500
Cariboo Potters’ Guild (Hand Building with Slabs Workshop) $ 1,600
Community Arts Council of Williams Lake (Cariboo Wildfire Legacy) $1,000
Esk’etemc (Alkali Lake First Nation) (Esk’etemc Canvas Art Project) $ 3,000
Station House Studio and Gallery Society (Williams Lake Spring Lilac Festival) $ 1100

3) Grant Funding for CMRC Arena Change Room Expansion

The Committee considered a report from the City of Williams Lake's Director of Community Service G. Paynton
Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - Report received/and that it be recommended to the Regional Board:

That an application be submitted to the NDIT “Capital Investment Analysis” grant program to help cover the costs of the planning for an arena change room expansion at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, and that Staff be authorized to apply for any further grant programs that may become available for the planning process.

And that the Central Cariboo Recreation budget be amended to allocate up to $20,000 to accommodate the development of the design and costing of the project, should it be necessary

4) Conservation Society Water Wise Art Display Request

Resolved - That it be recommended to the Regional Board/City Council:

That the report from Geoff Paynton, Director of Community Services, City of Williams Lake, dated March 20, 2018, regarding a request from the Conservation Society to place water conservation related art works in the pool viewing area of the West Fraser Aquatic Centre, be received. Further, that the Conservation Society be permitted to display water conservation related artwork in the designated areas of the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool viewing area provided they cover cost of installation and on-going maintenance

5) Letter from Westen Becker regarding Pool Accessibility Issues

The Committee considered the letter from Mr. Becker concerning Sam Ketcham Pool Accessibility Issues
Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - That the letter be received

6) Action Page

Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - Action Page received and Items 2,9,10,11 be removed from the Action Page

The Committee adjourned at 6:03pm

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