RDNO takes a break

Politicians will get some extra time to relax during the summer

Politicians will get some extra time to relax during the summer.

The Regional District of North Okanagan board meetings for July 6 and Aug. 3 have been cancelled.

Rick Fairbairn, chairperson, admits the summer can be challenging for meetings.

“Some people would like to schedule vacations but there is work to be done,” he said.

And while the two meetings have been cancelled, they can be brought back if required.

“There is always the ability to have a special meeting if there is a time sensitive issue,” said David Sewell, chief administrative officer.

The regularly scheduled meetings for the summer are July 20 and Aug. 17.

Building inspection review

wraps up

A major task has been wrapped up at the Regional District of North Okanagan.

The board has received a report about the completion of the building inspection review.

“It was a lengthy process but hopefully it worked out for everyone involved,” said director Bob Fleming.

The review began in 2012 when Armstrong announced it would withdraw from the service, which includes the five electoral areas and four municipalities.

The function now only includes the five electoral areas while Enderby and Spallumcheen receive services through a contract.

“With increased building activity, increases in revenue and a continued and decreasing level of taxation, the service levels can be maintained in a sustainable manner into the feasible future,” said Rob Smailes, planning and building general manager, in a report.