Highlights of the Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting – Feb. 27, 2017

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North Westside Service and Issues Review

The Regional Board received a letter from the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development approving a $20,000 grant to facilitate a services and community issues review within the North Westside Fire Protection Service Area. Minister Fassbender says the funds will assist the Regional District in a diagnostic analysis to better describe and understand key facets of local governance services, taxation and other data in the service area and to identify issues and concerns expressed by affected communities regarding decision making and delivery of regional district services. Ministry staff will follow up with the Regional District on the terms and conditions of the review. The Regional Board is expected to consider a proposed Terms of Reference to guide the review at a future meeting.

Water Grant Applications

The Regional Board has endorsed submitting seven funding applications to the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) Water Conservation and Quality Improvement Grant program. Two applications are from the Regional District while five others are on behalf of various public and non-profit community organizations. Individual projects that address water issues, knowledge sharing and enhance sustainable water use may qualify for OBWB program grants between $3,000 and $30,000 with a total of $182,760 available for projects within the Central Okanagan.

Regional Board Meetings

Regional District office – 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna (Woodhaven Board Room).  Residents are welcome to attend.
• Thursday, March 9th – 8:30 am following Governance and Services Committee meeting
• Monday, March 27th – 7:00 pm
Audio of the meeting is available at:


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