July 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

Public Notice Bylaw and Public Notice Additional Methods of Publication Policy

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Board of Directors has adopted a new bylaw where statutory Public Notices will be posted by two methods, the Regional District website and Facebook page. There is also a new policy where newspaper advertising can be used as an additional method of notification. This bylaw and policy were developed after conducting a survey of electoral area residents and considering the methods that are most widely available within the region.  

Residents will continue to be mailed public notifications of land use applications and public hearings in accordance with the Development Applications Procedure Bylaw No. 3268 and the Local Government Act.

Corporate Climate Change Action Plan

An update to the Corporate Climate Change Action Plan was approved. Climate Action is one of the Regional District Board’s four strategic priorities for 2019 to 2023, and the updated plan will contain GHG emission reduction strategies that align with the provincial targets in the CleanBC Strategy and address the climate risk and vulnerability of Regional District facilities.

Community Works Fund

The Board of Directors approved the following capital projects from the Community Works Fund:

  • up to $473,550 to enhance caretaker facilities at the Berman Lake, Chief Lake, Hixon, Shelley, West Lake and Willow River transfer stations to provide shelter and basic services including heat, air conditioning and lighting

  • up to $40,000 for the Miworth Community Hall for a new furnace, electrical upgrades, lighting, insulation, framing and finishing basement walls

Community Grants

The following requests for Community and Recreation Grants were approved:

  • $8,400 to the Pineview Recreation Commission for a barbeque shack heater and gas maintenance
  • $8,000 to the Pineview Recreation Commission for a summer maintenance worker
  • $10,000 to the Pineview Volunteer Firefighters Association for an anniversary celebration
  • $8,000 to the Pineview Recreation Commission for the Sunfrolics activity program
  • $2,400 to the Bear Lake Recreation Commission for course fees
  • $750 to the McLeod’s Lake Centennial Club for a volunteer dinner