Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of May 30, 2013 - InfoNews

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Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of May 30, 2013

June 06, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Provincial Winter Fair
Mr. David Arduini appeared as a delegation
to request sponsorship for the 75th Provincial Winter Fair. The Board will contribute $5,000 to sponsor the Provincial Winter Fair, which will be held in Barriere September 27 to 30, 2013.

Dangerous Dog Control Bylaw & Service Establishment Bylaw
Dangerous Dog Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2379, 2013, was adopted. Dangerous Dog Control Bylaw No. 2383, 2013, was given three readings and adopted.
Electoral Areas “I”, “M”, “N”, and “P” have chosen to be part of the Dangerous Dog Control Service. A request for proposals will be issued
in the fall of 2013 for a contractor to provide the service for a one-year trial period.

Valley Connector Transit Service
The Valley Connector Transit service has been operating successfully since 2011 for North Thompson Valley residents travelling to Kamloops in Electoral Areas “A” and “O”, and the districts of Barriere and Clearwater. Now, efforts are being made to extend the service to residents of Electoral Area “B” once per month. The elector approval process for the Valley Connector Transit Service will be the Alternative Approval Process.

Westwold First Responder Financial Contribution Service Establishment — Alternative Approval Process
The deadline for submissions of Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Forms for the Westwold First Responder Service was
established as Tuesday, July 16, 2013. A fair estimate of the total number of electors in the proposed service area to which the Westwold First Responder Service Alternative Approval Process applies was set at 620 people.

Golden Skull Competition in Wells Gray Park
The Board approved the request of Tim Pennell, Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) Director, to provide $3,000 from the North Thompson Economic Development Society Fund to the Wells Gray World Heritage Society for the Golden Skull Competition.

Operating Grants for Search & Rescue Teams
The following annual Search and Rescue Grants will be provided:
-  Barriere, Kamloops, Logan Lake, Nicola Valley and Wells Gray Search and Rescue teams will all receive $10,000.
-  The South Cariboo Search and Rescue Team — $3,325
-  Kamloops Search and Rescue — $17,773.00
-  Wells Gray Search and Rescue — $31,835.46 • Nicola Valley Search and Rescue — $9,410.38 • Logan Lake Search and Rescue — $1,294.55

Policy Review
The Policy Review Committee conducted a comprehensive review of all TNRD Board policies and brought forward recommendations to the Board. While the content of some policies stayed the same, most of them will be reformatted. A number of policies were amended to be consistent with current legislation and efficiency, while other policies were repealed due to irrelevancy, and some will be converted to Corporate Practices as they are operational in nature.

?TNRD Regular Board Meeting — June 13, 2013, at 1:15 p.m. Board of Directors Workshop — June 14, 2013, at 9 a.m.

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