The District of Barriere held a Committee of the Whole meeting on July 2, at which they heard from Chris Matthews, director of the North Thompson Recreation Society, who was requesting a grant in aid for Barriere Youth Soccer.
“The goal is to provide fun, safe, inclusive, skill-developing activities to challenge and enhance our youth’s soccer abilities,” Matthews stated. “We are planning to register players, ages four through 12, with BC Soccer, and will provide clinics for volunteer coaches.”
The committee members passed a motion to give the group a grant of $500.
Committee members discussed a request for a partial road closure and disposing of lands, to correct an encroachment onto a district road allowance on Jackpine Drive. The subject property is located at the southeast corner of Gilbert and Jackpine Drives, in the Barriere Industrial Park.
Due to a recent plot survey, the applicants discovered that their partially constructed home on the property is encroaching on the adjacent minimally developed road allowance by 3.26 meters. A portion of the septic system also encroaches on the road allowance.
The committee passed a motion directing staff to proceed with the legislative and administrative processes to accomplish a partial road closure and consolidation on Jackpine Drive that would bring the building and septic system within the property boundary, and consider allowing a reduced setback for the dwelling through a development variance permit.
The expenses associated with the process would be the responsibility of the applicant.
Committee members also passed a motion to approve an encroachment agreement and issuance of a required building permit for the existing office structure to remain in place until a permanent office is built on the property at 388 Hall Road. The owner has assured the district that the present structure is only temporary, until the business is up and running, at which time he will build an office elsewhere on the site.
The next Committee of the Whole meeting will be at the call of the chair.