Notes from Jan. 21 TNRD board meeting

Thompson Nicola Regional District board of directors meeting highlights from Jan. 21, 2016

Upon request from Mr. Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director for Western Canada Theatre (WCT), the Electoral Area Directors each contributed $320 of their discretionary funds, for a total of $3,200, towards the 2016-17 Western Canada Theatre season.

The Board received presentations from Mr. Shane McGrath (representative of concerned residents from Upper Clearwater) and Mr. Nick Frost (representative of the Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute) about the management and use of the Upper Clearwater Hall. Following the presentations, the Board decided to distribute a survey to property owners within the Upper Clearwater Community Hall grant-in-aid service area. The survey will determine if the TNRD should conduct a public assent process to eliminate the service.

Community Works Funds allocated to Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters) was approved to fund additional project costs for the Blue River Community Water System upgrade project.

The Board made appointments to the following committees:

• Film Commission

• Invasive Plant

• Municipal Finance Authority

• Municipal Insurance Association

• Shuswap Watershed Council

• Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition

The Chair made appointments to the following committees:

Air Quality Stakeholder

• Audit

• Economic Development, Tourism and

Regional Parks

• Utility Systems

• Regional Solid Waste Management

• Emergency Management and Protective Services

• Policy Review

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Feb. 18, at 1:15 p.m.