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CRD Board Highlights - March 6, 2020

Mar 6, 2020

Funding renewed for Performances in the Park

The Cariboo Regional District Board approved renewal of its funding contract with the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society and City of Williams Lake for delivering Performances in the Park. The agreement was renewed for two years at $15,000 each year.

Performances in the Park is a free family event well attended in Williams Lake every Thursday for eight weeks throughout the summer. It provides excellent opportunities for local artists to perform.

CRD helps fund 2020 Stampede Parade

The Board of Directors approved $10,000 in funding to the Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Club for the 2020 Stampede Parade. The funds will be provided through the Central Cariboo allocation of Cariboo Strong Funds.

Grants for assistance approved

The CRD Directors approved the following grants for assistance:

  • ·         $500 from the Electoral Area D, E and F grants for assistance funds towards the 2020 Afterburn Slot Barrel Races;
  • ·         $1,000 from Electoral Area G to the Lac La Hache Community Club to install a new sign at the thrift store;
  • ·         $1,000 from Area F to the Rose Lake Miocene 4-H Club for their Easter Petting Zoo; and
  • ·         $1,000 from Electoral Areas D and E to the Eagle View 4D Barrel Races for the annual Horsin’ Around the Cariboo event.

UBCM application submitted for 2020 funding

The Regional District is submitting an application to the UBCM 2020 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for $19,096. If approved, the funding will be used for continued improvements in the operation of the CRD’s Emergency Operations Centre. In 2019, the Regional District was successful in obtaining the maximum funding under this program.

Fire truck AAPs successful

In February and March, the CRD held alternative approval processes (AAPs) to use 10-year debt financing to purchase fire engines for the Barlow Creek and Deka Lake volunteer fire departments. With no opposition forms received, the CRD will purchase the new fire engines this year.

NCLGA resolutions brought forward

The Board of Directors resolved to bring eight resolutions to the upcoming North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) convention being held in Prince George from May 13-15, 2020.

These resolutions focus on lobbying higher levels of government for:

  • ·         Maintenance of Forest Service Roads that are critical for the public’s access and egress;
  • ·         Clarity in the Local Government Act on temporary use permits;
  • ·         Improved vegetation control by utility companies along power lines;
  • ·         Consideration of seasonal populations in rural communities, when looking at grant funding and public service levels;
  • ·         Reinstating an Auxiliary Police Force;
  • ·         Increasing rural RCMP officers dedicated to rural and remote regional districts;
  • ·         Ongoing funding for rural crime reduction groups like Rural Crime Watch; and
  • ·         Funding for rural community policing offices in areas experiencing increased RCMP calls for service.

The resolutions will be debated at the convention and the NCLGA membership will vote to move them ahead to the UBCM convention in September.

Upcoming Meetings:

CCRHD & CRD Meetings: Friday, March 27, 2020

See the full CRD agenda at cariboord.ca/agendasminutes.

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