Councillor Paula attends Barriere meeting while in Nova Scotia

Unsightly properties and unlicensed vehicles parking on road allowances on agenda.

The District of Barriere’s May 22 Council meeting made a little bit of history on Tuesday, with Councillor Pat Paula teleconferencing into the meeting from Nova Scotia.  Although away on holiday, she fully participated in the meeting, both making motions and voting on them throughout the meeting.

Two bylaws passed their first three readings: the Water System Bylaw No. 92, amending Bylaw No. 1644 and Bylaw No. 89; and the Remote Access to Server Policy No. 21.

Council members heard a report from the Fire Chief, Al Kirkwood, covering the month of April.  Councillor Smith thanked Kirkwood for the Fire Department’s attendance at the Emergency Support Services display on May 11 at Barriere AG Foods.

Council members passed a motion to approve a $500 grant request from the North Thompson Arts Council for their upcoming Celebration of the Arts on June 23-24.

Staff reported that there will be some grading done on Barriere roads on Wednesday, May 23 – including the lane from the Senior’s hall to the Bandshell.

There was some discussion on unsightly properties and unlicensed vehicles parking on road allowances, as well as heavy trucks parking on roads not up to bearing such loads.  As there is no after hours staff available for ticketing vehicles parked in the evenings, not much can be done for that issue, but phone calls or letters will be sent to those with unsightly properties and owners of unlicensed vehicles.  Tickets will only be issued if phone calls and letters do not result in the issues being resolved.

 

The next Council meeting will be on June 5 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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