Members of the Cariboo Regional District board recently returned from a trade mission to China, including CRD Chair Al Richmond, Mayor Mitch Campsall, Mayor Robin Sharpe and Mayor Walt Cobb.
All the delegates were optimistic about the future opportunities this trip will bring. Read more about the trip at cariboord.ca and see photos at the facebook.com/caribooregion.
Digital heritage driving tour launched
The CRD launched a digital heritage driving tour guide that is online and mobile-friendly. Visit cariboord.ca/services/heritage to see an interactive map of heritage locations in the Cariboo Chilcotin.
View photos, read site descriptions and click through to driving directions on Google Maps.
CRD supports Highway 20 tourism
In response to a request received from the Community Services and Development Society of Alexis Creek, the CRD directors approved entering a three-year contribution agreement with the society to support ongoing operations at the Alexis Creek Visitor Information Centre.
The CRD will provide a total of $1,000 annually with $500 each from Area J and Area K Economic Development Services.
Area D and E building inspection remains status quo
The CRD recently conducted a petition in the portion of Electoral Areas D and E that receive building inspection services due to an expansion that occurred in 2006. The petition asked residents if they would like to reduce the area that receives building inspection services. As both petitions did not receive enough signed petitions to pass, building inspection services will continue and there will be no change to the service area.
North Cariboo projects funded
The regional district approved $1,250 from the North Cariboo Economic Development Service to partner with Seekers Media in the 2017-18 #SkiNorthBC winter tourism marketing campaign.
The directors also allocated $1,500 to the Back Country Horsemen of BC North Cariboo Chapter for their Canada 150 celebration.
Further, the directors approved $500 to Skyfest 2017 out of the North Cariboo Economic Development budget.
Noise Control Bylaw requested for Area F
The Regional District Board approved a request from Electoral Area F Director, Joan Sorley, to establish a noise control service for all of Area F. This request follows a public meeting and several requests from residents. CRD staff will bring forward a bylaw to the next meeting for the board’s approval.
Cemeteries contribution moves to public approval
A bylaw to establish a South Cariboo Cemeteries Contribution Service within Electoral Areas G, H and L is proceeding to an Alternative Approval Process.
Through this process, the CRD will establish the contribution service unless, by 4 p.m. on July 31, 2017, at least 10 per cent of the electors in Electoral Areas G, H and L sign an elector response form opposing the adoption of the bylaw.
If more than 10 per cent of the electors submit their forms, the process will move to an official vote. Starting on June 22, residents can pick up a response form at any CRD office or download it from the CRD website under “News/Events” and “Voting Processes.” Learn more at cariboord.ca.
If approved, the service will contribute funds toward the operation of established, registered cemeteries in the South Cariboo, including the District of 100 Mile House. For properties classed as residential in Electoral Areas G, H and L, this service would result in a tax rate of $0.59 per $100,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements.
Grants for sssistance approved
The board approved a $350 grant from Electoral Area H for the Forest Grove and District Recreation Society. The Society plans to use the funds for their annual Canada Day event at Ruth Lake.
The directors also allocated $3,000 from the Electoral Area J Grants for Assistance Fund to the Xeni Gwet’in Youth Wagon Trip Committee. The Committee will use the funds towards their annual Xeni Gwet’in Youth Wagon Trip on June 22-29, 2017.
CRD board on the road meeting
The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) held its Thursday and Friday meetings in 100 Mile House for Board on the Road on June 8 and 9, with a free community barbecue on Thursday evening.
In appreciation, the CRD made a donation to the 100 Mile House Lion’s Club for hosting the barbecue
CCRHD and CRD boards – Thursday, June 29, 2017
September’s Board on the Road will be in the West Chilcotin (Electoral Area J).