Spall supports Star, heritage and Man in Motion

Vernon is in, so is the Township of Spallumcheen when it comes to Silver Star planning.

Spallumcheen council voted in favour of joining the cost sharing agreement for planning and land use management within Silver Star’s official community plan boundaries with Vernon and regional district electoral areas B, C, D, E and F.

Spallumcheen will pay $3,130 in costs this year, and there will be a two per cent increment each year through to 2015, which will be the end of the current five-year term.

Only Coun. Ralph Leyenhorst was opposed to having the township participate in the cost- sharing structure.

Going with Kelowna

Council voted to co-sponsor a resolution with Kelowna that will be forwarded to the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) calling for the provincial government to adopt Heritage BC’s “Call to Renew British Columbia’s Heritage” initiative.

Both the township and Kelowna had submitted quite similar resolutions on the topic to SILGA.

SILGA’s resolutions committee felt in order to streamline the process at the SILGA annual general meeting, that one of the resolutions should be withdrawn.

“Our resolution is essentially the same as Kelowna’s. The only difference is we call for a dollar figure ($10 million) to be invested,” said Spallumcheen Coun. Christine Fraser.

The motion to co-sponsor Kelowna’s resolution passed unanimously.

Brown asked to lead relay

A decision to take part in the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion cross-Canada tour has been deferred to the township’s community services and economic development committee.

The committee is responsible for working on sporting events in the township.

Coun. Todd York has asked Coun. Janice Brown to consider leading Spallumcheen’s role in the Hansen relay.

“I’m asking you because you did such a great job with the Olympic Torch relay,” said York to Brown. “Your experience with the Olympic Torch is far greater than anyone’s here. I would ask you consider to be a liaison in that position.”