March 2016: Regional District Update

Mar 29, 2016
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We're pleased to share the March 2016 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Update, featuring highlights from the SLRD Board and Committee meetings of March 2016. 

  • The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District 2016-2020 Financial Plan, Bylaw No. 1476-2016 was adopted; a copy is available on the SLRD website.
  • Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District 2016 Budget Bylaw No. 34-2016 was adopted.
  • The SLRD Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan (SWRMP) was approved by the SLRD and will now be submitted to member municipal Councils for their support and to the Ministry of Environment.
  • SLRD Ticketing System – Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 1447-2016 and Bylaw Enforcement Officer Bylaw No. 1086, 2008, Amendment Bylaw No. 1448-2016 were adopted. Along with the recent hiring of a Bylaw Enforcement Officer, these bylaws will enable the SLRD to more effectively enforce its bylaws.
  • Soil Deposit and Removal Bylaw No. 1423-2015 was adopted.
  • April 17-23, 2016 was proclaimed Pitch-in Week across the Regional District and a clean-up challenge will be issued to the SLRD Member Municipalities for a lunchtime garbage pickup blitz.
  • April 25 – May 1, 2016 was proclaimed “Public – Rail Safety Week”
  • The contract for the operation of the Lillooet Refuse Disposal Site was approved by the Board for a further term of 3 years.
  • The following appointments to the Electoral Area C Agricultural Advisory Committee were made:
    • Returning members – Roxanna Kuurne, Simone McIsaac, Jaye-Jay Berggren, David Tanner, Doug Helmer; and
    • New members – Chad Gilmore and Susie Gimse
  • Director Race was appointed as the Alternate Chair for the public hearing regarding the Vega Enterprises Development - Britannia Beach Rezoning Application - Bylaw No. 1443-2015 being held at 7:00 PM on March 29, 2016 at the Britannia Beach Community Centre.
  • Vernacular Design Inc. Development – Britannia Beach Rezoning Application Bylaw 1449-2016 was given 1st reading.
  • The D'Arcy, Bralorne and Devine 2016 Water Rates and Regulations Bylaws were adopted.
  • Pemberton Recreation Commission Grants-in-Aid:
    • $1,250 for support of a Sliver Sponsorship was granted from the Pemberton Recreation Commission for the Rotary Club of Pemberton/Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce’s golf tournament fundraiser.
    • The Pemberton BMX Society was granted $9,850 from the Pemberton Recreation Commission to help pay for costs of hosting the 2016 Provincial Championship Finals on September 23-25, 2016.
  • The Directors from Electoral Areas A, B and C agreed to contribute $2,000 from their Select Funds (total $6,000) for initial support and research into the proposed plan to restore the McGillivray Pass Trail.
  • Area A Northern Area PILT Reserve Funds were allocated as follows:
    • $3,500 - Bralorne Water for the Capital Reserve
    • $6,500 - Gold Bridge Water for the Capital Reserve
    • $5,000 - Bralorne Sewer for the Capital Reserve
  • $12,592 of Area B Northern Area PILT Reserve Funds was provided to the District of Lillooet to help with the operation of the Lillooet Recreation Centre.
  • The following amounts were granted from Area A Select Funds:
    • $4,550 to the Bridge River Valley Community Association to cover the costs of a survey and testing of the Bralorne Community Hall and other amenities for hazardous materials.
    • $6,950 to the Bralorne Pioneer Museum for building improvements
    • $1,000 to the District of Lillooet towards costs associated with relocating and constructing a new dog kennel
  • The following amounts were granted from Area B Select Funds:
    • $5,500 to the Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society for invasives programming for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
    • $4,250 to the District of Lillooet towards costs associated with relocating and constructing a new dog kennel
  • The following amounts were granted from Area C Select Funds:
    • $1,000 to Stewardship Pemberton Society to contribute to funds raised to cover costs for flood damage at the One Mile Lake Nature Centre.
    • $12,000 ($4,000 for 3 years) to the Pemberton Arts and Culture Council to support hiring part-time assistance for management over a 3 year term.
    • $9,000 to the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council for it ongoing Invasives Species Management Program into 2016 ($1,500 for its Partnership Program, $7,500 for its Inventory, Control & Monitoring Program).
  • The following amounts were granted from Area D Select Funds:
    • $12,000 to the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council for it ongoing Invasives Species Management Program into 2016 ($1,500 for its Partnership Program, $10,500 for its Inventory, Control & Monitoring Program).
    • $3,500 to the Britannia Beach Community Association to establish a community garden on publicly accessible land
    • Up to $600 was allotted for meeting expenses to hold a public meeting regarding fishing at Furry Creek beaches.

 

Media Contact: 

Jeannette Nadon,
Communications & Grants Coordinator
Telephone: (604) 894-6371 ext. 239
Email: jnadon@slrd.bc.ca

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