Spall replants pot plans again

Spallumcheen’s proposed medical marijuana bylaw has been amended

Spallumcheen’s proposed medical marijuana bylaw has been amended again.

Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the proposed bylaw to allow medical marijuana production in the agricultural and agricultural industrial zones only.

“I felt if we left it just in the agricultural industrial zone, we would have people who have already put a substantial amount of money into their operation and they would be coming and applying for the agricultural industrial zoning which allows a lot of other things like rendering plants and slaughter houses,” said Coun. Christine Fraser.

The production of medical marijuana is an allowed use in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

When staff has made the necessary changes to the proposed bylaw, it will be brought forward for second reading.

If passed, the bylaw would then go to a public hearing.

More salt

Spallumcheen will be building a larger salt storage facility on property it owns on Eagle Rock Road.

This will allow for a larger quantity of inventory.

“The request is to build a cover-all-type structure with galvanized trusses over a lock block wall system open at one end,” said public works manager Ed Forslund.

There would also be a self-contained catchment drain.

The proposed facility would be 42-feet-by-40-feet and 28-feet high.

To gain approval, council had to pass a development various permit to reduce a front-yard setback to allow adequate spacing for vehicle traffic.

“This will allow for storage of an adequate inventory on hand to reduce the cost and inconvenience of having to reorder supply on a regular basis,” said Forslund. “

It will allow for better time management and accommodate more coverage of the community.”

No questions

Council has scrapped its question period segment of regular meetings until after municipal elections in November.

Deputy chief administrative officer Corey Paiement wrote in a report that question period can be used for political purposes, particularly in the months leading up to a municipal vote.

Coun. Christine Fraser recommended staff investigate other communities to see what their councils do, but when it was pointed out by Paiement that Salmon Arm eliminate question period in the months leading up to an election, Couns. Joe Van Tienhoven, Ed Hanoski and Rachael Ganson defeated Fraser’s motion.

“Let’s just do it,” said Van Tienhoven.

Coun. Todd York was absent from the meeting.

Hullcar Hall serves dads

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and help an organization out.

Hullcar Hall hosts its annual Father’s Day breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the hall June 15.

Breakfast includes buttermilk pancakes, home-made baked beans, eggs, sausages, coffee or juice and all the fixings

The cost for adults is just $6, students aged seven to 14 pay $4 and children six and under (accompanied by a paid adult) eat for free.

Organizers are always looking for volunteers to help out.

If you wish to help at the event, call Sherri at 250-546-1944.

Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will be put into the Hullcar Hall renovation fund.