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Regional Board meeting highlights: June 12, 2014

June 13, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Adjusted Regional Wastewater Plant Budget

The Regional Board has adopted an amendment to the 2014-2018 Financial Plan affecting the Regional Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant.  As a result of a decision from Interior Health directing the Regional District not to proceed with a Land Application Plan for biosolids generated by the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant at the former Brenda Mines site, biosolids will continue to be transported for approved land application near Clinton, BC.   This will result in an unbudgeted cost of approximately $300,000 plus related overhead costs.  Representatives from participating local governments serviced by the plant (West Kelowna, Peachland, Westbank First Nation) have agreed to request Regional Board support amending the plant budget and that the additional costs will be proportionately passed onto them for collection from their ratepayers through adjusted sewage fees.  The Regional District is proceeding with an Expression of Interest to identify and evaluate management options for biosolids, which are the solids and residual materials from the wastewater treatment process.
Joe Rich Community Hall Agreement

The Regional Board has approved a new five year Operating Agreement with the Joe Rich Ratepayers and Tenants Society for the Joe Rich Community Hall.  The renewed agreement will continue to see the Society scheduling all activities and use of the hall and will be responsible for all operations and maintenance of the facility, including major capital requirements.  The Regional District will provide the Society with a monthly facility management fee, which includes an annual increase of one per cent in recognition of increasing operating costs.  The previous agreement expired in August 2011 and has continued on a monthly basis while the new agreement was negotiated.
Regional Board Meetings

Regional District office – 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna (Woodhaven Board Room).  Residents are welcome to attend.
·         Monday, June 23rd  – 7:00 pm
·         Thursday, July 17th -  following 8:30 am Governance & Services Committee meeting

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