A Spallumcheen meeting with the Ministry of Transportation will be held by Nov. 7 to discuss the province’s 10-year transportation plan.
Minister Todd Stone announced earlier this month a plan to build on transportation successes over the past 10 years by indentifying short-, medium- and longer-term priorities and project to enhance B.C.’s transportation network.
“Our No. 1 priority will be the continuation of four-laning the highway (Highway 97A),” said Coun. Todd York.
Mayor Janice Brown said the township has its own transportation, which the ministry is aware of, and it lists improvements to McLeod Road, the turnoff into the Log Barn off Highway 97A and Harding Road as its top priorities.
Coun. Joe Van Tienhoven will meet with ministry staff. A date for the meeting has yet to be set.
A worthwhile cause will receive some funding from Mayor Janice Brown’s discretionary fund for a second year in a row.
Council voted unanimously to contribute $300 to Pleasant Valley Secondary School’s Breakfast For Learning program, which is run by volunteer staff, students and community members.
The school served more than 5,000 breakfasts last year.
“I’ve seen firsthand how effective the programs are at the school,” said York. “They’ll make this $300 multiply.”
Rules stipulate that an organization may not receive a contribution three years in a row from the mayor’s fund, so staff will send a letter to the school informing them about the township’s grant-in-aid program.