November 15, 2013 - 11:51 AM
Replacement of Marine Rescue Boats
The Regional Board has authorized a Request for Proposal process in order to replace two Marine Rescue Boats in 2014. A purchasing committee suggests that there would be cost savings realized by seeking replacements for the vessels based in Peachland and Lake Country at the same time. The cost of the two replacement marine rescue boats is not to exceed $300,750 excluding taxes and will be funded through a combination of the approved 2013 and 2014 capital replacement budgets.
Brent Road Fire Protection Agreement
The Regional Board has approved a new five year agreement between the Regional District and the District of Peachland which provides fire protection service to properties along Brent Road in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. This renews an agreement originally approved in 2004 and again in 2009 and runs through 2017. Brent Road property owners receive fire protection from the District of Peachland at the same rate as Peachland residents, based on the assessed value of their property.
9-1-1 Call Answer Levy Supported
The Regional Board supports in principle, continuing efforts that would see a province-wide 9-1-1 Call Answer Levy implemented for all land based, cellular and voice over internet protocol phones in British Columbia. A Committee of the Union of BC Municipalities is working with the telecom industry, local governments and the Province on legislative changes that would be required to institute a levy on all phone devices in order to support and improve 9-1-1 services in BC. Cell phone and other wireless users currently do not directly contribute like users of landlines, to the provision of 9-1-1 services in the province.
2014 Regional Board Regular Meetings
The Regional Board has approved its meeting schedule for 2014.
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