Council briefs

Banner books, broken bylaws and flags for fallen at council

Following are the highlights from the April 22 District of 100 Mile House council meeting:

District books in order

The audited 2013 consolidated financial statements for the District of 100 Mile House were presented by PMT Chartered Accountants (PMT).

PMT associate Roger Solly, CPA, CA, briefly summarized the written audit report for council.

Changes for the year included investment increases from a subsidiary, and some payables and cash flow from operations that allowed for a “significant” reduction in some of the long-term debt, he noted.

Solly said the municipal books were kept in “very good order” and the net financial assets were about $5.8 million at the end of the year, in comparison with $3.47 million for 2012.

Bylaw officer’s report

The monthly Commissionaire’s Report included numerous parking infractions in March. These included vehicles blocking Birch Avenue in front of the 100 Mile House Community Hall during an event, a log truck parked overnight in the Blackstock Estates, and trades vehicles parked in front of a business. Four warnings were also issued for street parking violations.

Other enforcement activities included following up on some dogs on the loose, barking dogs, business licence issues and a resident blowing leaves and sand onto a neighbour’s property.

Day of Mourning

While the District does not do proclamations, Campsall noted it would once again lower its flag on April 28 as requested by the United Steelworkers in recognition of the union’s annual Day of Mourning for fallen employees.

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