City turns down Viewpoints television program segment

Williams Lake City Council highlights from the May 22 regular meeting.

  • May. 25, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Williams Lake City Council decided not to proceed with signing the Participation Agreement offered by the Viewpoints television show in 2012, and directed staff to investigate television and similar media marketing opportunities for consideration in future city marketing.

The Viewpoints television show offered a five-minute segment on the city to air in a number of U.S. and Canadian markets for a cost of $24,000.


Council applies for licences after landslide


Council authorized execution of the acceptance of offer of licences, management plans, certificate of insurances and the licenses of occupation for the phase 5 Storm Water Detention Pond in the Williams Lake River Valley and the adjustment for the sanitary sewer and Storm Right-of-Way.

The city’s application for licences was a result of the April 10 landslide on the River Valley escarpment that destroyed a storm sewer main and a sanitary sewer main running down into the river valley bottom.



KidSport marathon approved


Council gave approval for the KidSport Classic Half Marathon, 21-kilometre relay and 10-km recreational walk/run on Sunday, June 24.

The marathon begins at 8 a.m. in Boitanio Park.



Dog Park location approved


Council approved the location for the new dog park in Boitanio Park, as selected by the Community Services Committee. The new location is east of the previously selected location near the skateboard park. This location has existing trees that will provide shade to the park as well as a varied terrain.

Contact: Geoff Goodall at 250-392-1766


Sign bylaw adopted


Council adopted Sign Bylaw No. 2153, which makes a number of changes regarding the use of sandwich boards, real estate signs, and other signage.


Aboriginal Day celebrations and parade approved


Council gave approval for the Aboriginal Day Celebrations parade at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21.

The parade begins at the corner of Oliver Street and First Avenue.


Proclamations approved


City council approved a number of proclamations at its Tuesday meeting, including:

• Williams Lake Stampede Season 2012 — June 1 to July 2, 2012

• Local Government Awareness Week —  May 20-26, 2012

• Legion Week —  June 24-30, 2012

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