Lavington air quality project supported

Coldstream council met Monday, Jan. 14

The Lavington Life Society is looking to monitor air quality in the community.

At the District of Coldstream council meeting Monday, the district voted to contribute funds towards the purchase of air quality monitors, while the Lavington Life organization will be asked to provide funding.

Part of the reason for that decision is a looming concern that the Ministry of Environment may look to remove an existing air quality monitor in Lavington, council heard.

“The more data you have, the more credible it is,” said Coun. Doug Dirk.

Related: Coldstream financial reporting praised

Budget deliberations begin

Council has begun the process of developing a 2019 budget.

A finance committee meeting Feb. 4, followed by the introduction of the financial plan bylaw Feb. 25, will begin the process. The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback during an open house on March 13. The budget bylaw must be adopted by council by May 15.

“The direction and decisions made by council will determine the budget for 2019 and the five-year financial plan,” said Patricia Higgins, director of financial administration.


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