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Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting – October 10, 2013

October 11, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Lease Agreement and MOU Approved

The Regional Board has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a lease agreement with the University of British Columbia Okanagan Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies.  The MOU creates a two year trial partnership between the Regional District Parks Services department and the Faculty for a portion of Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park to implement an Artist-in-Residence program.  It’s hoped this program will benefit both the Faculty’s academic programming while enhancing the delivery of Parks Services public education and nature awareness programs through the successful Eco Art initiative.  Buildings on one of the newly acquired parcels added to Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park will be used during this partnership for the Artist-in-Residence program.

Gas Tax Funding for Water/Fire Services

The Regional Board has authorized staff to proceed with a proposal to fund over $600,000 in Fire Services and Water System projects in the two Electoral Areas.  The identified works would be funded through existing Federal Gas Tax Community Works Funds with $593,000 available for Central Okanagan East and $84,500 for projects in Central Okanagan West.  All the proposed projects for 2014 meet the Gas Tax Funding targets by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while providing for cleaner air and water and a safer and healthier community for residents.

Weed and Noxious Insect and Pest Bylaws

The Regional Board has given three readings to amendment bylaws for the Weed Control and Noxious Insect and Pest Control programs.  The amendments are needed in order to adjust the service area boundaries for each of the services, in light of a request earlier this year from the District of West Kelowna to withdraw from the two services.  Once approval of the amending bylaws is received from the Provincial Government, the Board will consider adoption of the amending bylaws.
Regional Board Meetings

Regional District office – 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna (Woodhaven Board Room).  Residents are welcome to attend.

- Monday, October 28th – 7:00 pm
- Thursday, November 14th – following 8:30 am Governance and Services Committee meeting

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