The CRD board approved up to $6,100 of Community Works Funding for the Big Lake Community Association during its Aug. 24 meeting.
The funds will be used to perform lighting upgrades and, any other related minor energy efficiency improvements at the Big Lake Community Hall.
The work will include exchanging fixtures, as well as lamps and electronic ballasts. Renovations will also see the replacement of incandescent bulbs with LED lights, and upgrading high pressure sodium exterior lights with LED wall packs for an increased annual energy reduction.
The Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre Society has requested a letter of support from the Cariboo Regional District for upcoming operational and project based funding applications to the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the Northern Development Initiative Trust. The Agri-Culture Centre is a non-profit society governed by a Board of Directors and supported by grassroots memberships. It is a centre for food producers, consumers, distributors, marketers and overall agricultural business development. The society is based out of 100 Mile House and serves the agriculture industry throughout the South Cariboo.
Donna Barnett, MLA, Cariboo-Chilcotin, provided the CRD board with information about some of the projects she is currently working on throughout the region.
Topics discussed included an update on the Nina Lake Dam in Likely, and the Special Committee on Timber Supply.
Barnett also expressed her support for the South Cariboo’s and the regional district’s opposition to the proposed federal electoral boundaries.
The CRD board approved up to $25,000 of Community Works Funds to perform an energy efficiency upgrade at the South Cariboo Regional Airport. The renovations will include installation of a radiant tube heater, a high-efficiency furnace, a natural gas water heater, and additional insulation.
Board on the Road — The CRD’s committee of the whole/board meeting will be held in the Kersley Community Hall Sept. 13-14.