Spallumcheen wants role at Silver Star

The township agreed to renew its three-year term in the cost-sharing agreement

Spallumcheen will continue to sit in on Silver Star planning.

The township agreed to renew its three-year term in the cost-sharing agreement, the cost of which to participate in the process is approximately $3,000 per year.

The deal gives the township the chance to comment in regards to development and other planning-related decisions at Silver Star.

“Due to the potential for development impacts of planning decisions affecting our main water source, council has, in the past, determined this to be a worthwhile endeavour,” wrote chief administrative officer Greg Betts.

Council voted unanimously to renew its three-year term.

Christmas hours

It’s that time of year.

So said Cindy Graves, the township’s deputy corporate officer, when presenting council with three options for the Christmas office hours at the township.

“It will be the discretion of council as to what days we’ll be closed,” said Graves.

Council voted unanimously on option three, which will see the township office closed from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31 inclusive, as well as Jan. 1, and will re-open on Jan. 2.

The other options included office closures from Dec. 24-27, and Jan. 1, and Dec. 23-27 and Jan. 1.

Operational procedures such as snow plowing will be maintained by the public works department throughout the holiday closure.

Citizens can report emergency situations over the closure by calling the regular office number, 250-546-3013.

The City of Armstrong office will be closed Dec. 25 to Jan. 1, reopening Jan. 2.

Meeting schedule

Council will keep its meeting schedule the same in 2014 with a couple of exceptions.

The vote was unanimous in keeping two regular meetings per month on the first and third Monday, along with committee of the whole meetings on the last Monday of the month.

However, there will be four additional committee of the whole meetings on Jan. 20, Feb. 11, March 10 and March 31 to accommodate financial planning for the year.

Council is cancelling the first regular meeting of 2014 slated for Jan. 6 due to the fact the office only reopens following the holidays on Jan. 2. This does not give staff time to prepare an agenda for a regular meeting.

The only regular meeting in January is set for Jan. 13.

In September, council voted to hold one regular meeting on Sept. 8.

The meeting set for Tuesday, Sept. 2 was cancelled due to the proximity of the IPE (which runs Aug. 27 to 31 and which council members are heavily involved).

The committee of the whole meeting set for Sept. 29 has been postponed, and rescheduled to Sept. 15 to help council members prepare for the annual UBCM convention.


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