Highlights: Feb. 26 TNRD meeting

Appointments to the existing Advisory Planning Commissions (APC) were extended for 60 days

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Board of Directors’ meeting of Feb. 26, had the following highlights:

Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada, provided an update to the Board about the Trans Mountain pipeline twinning project.

It was reported a public hearing was held for for Temporary Use Permit (TUP) 6 Bylaw No. 2497 for the property located at 4036 Campbell Range Road, Kamloops. The applicant was requesting seasonal assembly use for up to five events annually as an ancillary use to the existing guest ranch for three years. A number of people spoke at the public hearing in favour of and against the application. The TUP was not granted.

Appointments to the existing Advisory Planning Commissions (APC) were extended for 60 days to May 31, 2015. Staff were asked to submit a report to a future Board meeting outlining options for possible APC reconfiguration.

Martin Dalsin and Bill Friesen were appointed to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee (PMAC). Both Mr. Dalsin and Mr. Friesen were appointed for three-year terms ending December 31, 2017.

Campground Amendment Bylaw No. 2503, 2015, was adopted. Amendments included minor clarification of definitions and provisions, concordance with other regulations and the necessary provisions to enforce by adjudication and ticketing. There is no change to the core of the Campground Bylaw.

After 23 public meetings and after gathering feedback from 2,400 residents, the Library  Strategic Plan was created. The four following strategic directions resulted from the plan:

1. Connect more residents with the unique benefits the library has to offer through partnerships and marketing initiatives.

2. Strengthen the community with lifelong learning opportunities.

3. Serve the community to discover, connect and inspire.

4. Bridge the digital divide in our community with staff expertise and technology.

The next Electoral Area Directors Meeting is Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m.

The next TNRD Regular Board Meeting is Thursday, March 12, at 1:15 p.m.

A Committee of the Whole Meeting will be held on Friday, March 13, at 9 a.m.