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Regional District of Central Okanagan board report: Sept. 11, 2014

Biosolids Management Contract

The Regional Board has awarded a new five year contract for management of biosolids from the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. BioCentral was one of four qualified responses to a recent Request for Proposals and was endorsed by the plant’s select stakeholder committee.  The Board authorized the contract with an approximate value of $1,157,000 for the five year term.  The new contract is expected to result in savings of $500,000 plus an additional $1-million in reduced transportation costs over the next five years as the biosolids will be taken to a BioCentral composting facility just west of Merritt.

Okanagan Basin Water Board Supported

The Regional Board has reaffirmed support for the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) Water Management Program.  One change to the program is that the renewal period will now be extended to four years from the previous three, to coincide with the change in the term for local government elections.  The Regional Board continues to see excellent work and value from the OBWB as it partners with the North Okanagan and Okanagan Similkameen regional districts on various water management and research projects.  Each of the other regional districts has also reaffirmed support for the program.

Zoning Amendment Application Extended

The Regional Board has agreed to a one year extension to the rezoning application from the proponents of the Crystal Ski and Golf Resort.  The applicant continues efforts to work with various groups in an attempt to secure financing in order to move forward with the rezoning request affecting Phase 1 expansion of the resort.
Regional Board Meetings

Regional District office – 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna (Woodhaven Board Room).  Residents are welcome to attend.
-  Monday, September 29th – 7:00 pm
-  Thursday, October 9th -  following 8:30 am Governance & Services Committee meeting

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