Enderby taxes climb

On Monday, council adopted the the 2017 budget

There’s no avoiding a tax hike for Enderby residents.

On Monday, council adopted the the 2017 budget, including a two per cent tax hike.

”We’re continuing to do capital projects and addressing what the community needs,” said Mayor Greg McCune.

The 2017 budget includes $1 million for phase one of Salmon Arm Drive upgrades and $288,602 for the hillside combined sewer separation.

McCune says capital works must be a priority if the community is to move into the future.

“We can’t sit around and do nothing. When you look across the country, the infrastructure deficit is terrible,” he said.

The tax increase translates into an additional $38 for a home assessed at $237,000.

Parking for food bank

The Feed Enderby and District Food Bank is trying to ensure its new location meets clients’ needs.

City council has agreed on a trial basis that the food bank can reserve one parking stall in front of the facility at 102 Belvedere St.

“If someone has mobility issues, it allows them easier access to the food bank,” said Mayor Greg McCune.

Actual use of the parking stall during food distribution days will be monitored by city hall.

“We are still working out the final plan for food distribution days going forward, but are currently going with a bi-monthly distribution schedule starting in June,” said Jackie Pearase, food bank secretary, in a letter.

“We expect to add more food distribution days in the future but that will be decided once patterns of usage are better identified.”

Just Posted

Vipers snap Vees’ unbeaten run at 13

Vernon hands Penticton first shutout loss of the season, 4-0 at home Saturday

Holiday bears off to new homes

Annual Morning Star December giveaway draws crowd on cold Saturday morning

Legion bell prank hits sour note

Anger erupts after Summerland Legion member removes bell from Peachland Legion

T-Birds high on Hansma

Armstrong high jump star commits to UBC Thunderbirds track team

Vipers down Silverbacks

Vernon goes into Salmon Arm and wins 3-1 in B.C. Hockey League action Friday

VIDEO: B.C. women’s curling teams converge on Hope club

Weekend-long tournament hosts groups from around the province

Vehicle with dog inside stolen from Oliver gas station

A black Honda CRV was stolen from the Oliver Chevron early Sunday morning

Team Canada loses 5-2 over the Czech Republic at World Junior A Challenge

Vees’ Tychonick drops in one of Team Canada West’s pair of goals

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

California couple name daughter after Revelstoke

Revy Elle Atashroo was born on Nov. 27. Her name honours the town her parents loved exploring.

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

Most Read