Canal Flats briefs

Some of the more interesting items at Canal Flats Council Monday, June 24th

By Dean Midyette

Special to the Pioneer

Canal Flats continues to be abuzz with activity as summer approaches. The following issues, as well as others, were attended to by Canal Flats council at the regular council meeting on June 24th:

Council prioritized meeting requests with provincial ministries for the upcoming Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference being held in September. Top of the list is a meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Also prioritized are requests being sent to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of Jobs, Trades and Technology. If the meetings are approved and scheduled, municipal council members have 15 minutes to outline priorities and action items with ministry officials and staff.

The Village approved a Letter of Agreement with the Columbia Lake East Side Partnership that indicates the Village will be full participants.

The council supported an application to the Agricultural Land Commission by CF Bidco Property Holdings Ltd to subdivide two lots within the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Council approved a request to the Ministry of Attorney General to allow the Village to practice bylaw adjudication. Bylaw adjudication is an alternative to expensive court cases involving bylaw infractions with fines of $500 or less.

Council resolved to support an application for a Nominal Rent Tenure for the Tilley Memorial boat launch which, if approved, will make maintaining the boat launch much easier.

A contract for Kootenay River Flood Risk Assessment and Flood Mapping Update in the amount of $168,000 was approved. The contract is fully funded by grants.

Council deferred a vote on an Open Burning bylaw as there were concerns with some of the details. Council agreed to an additional review and will consider the bylaw in the very near future.

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