The Cariboo Regional District Board endorsed the recommendation from the Central Joint committee regarding the 2012 Cariboo/City of Williams Lake joint grants for assistance applications. A total of $19,958 in grants for assistance was approved under the CRD and City of Williams Lake Memorandum of Understanding. The City of Williams Lake will contribute $13,970.60 while the CRD will contribute $5,987.40 which will be shared equally between Electoral Areas D, E, and F. The grants are as follows:
• Canadian Mental Health Association: $1,500
• Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society: $1,408
• Williams Lake Farmer’s Market: $500
• Williams Lake Curling Club: $10,000
• Williams Lake Food Policy Council: $3,550
• Gavin Lake Forest Education Society: $3,000.
The board also referred two other requests back to Central Joint. These applications are for requests from the Williams Lake Dry Grad Committee and the Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Club.
Building Inspection agreement developed
The City of Williams Lake and the CRD have developed a five-year agreement to provide building inspection services to residents of Williams Lake through a shared building inspection service. The CRD board endorsed this agreement and it will now be presented at the next Williams Lake council meeting for consideration on Nov. 29.
The CRD recognized five directors who will not be returning to office for the next term. The directors were awarded with tokens of appreciation for their years of public service. The directors include Art Dumaresq (Area H – 12 years), Roberta Faust (Area B – three years), Steve Mazur (Area E – three years), Rick Mumford (Area K – seven years), and Jay Vermette (six years).