The Cariboo Regional District board endorsed a risk management policy for danger trees on CRD recreation properties during its Friday, July 22 meeting.
It was also recommended that a co-ordinated danger tree assessment be undertaken for recreation properties with treed areas according to the provincial standards.
The cost of the assessments will be applied to the operational budget for each property.
Stampede poster received
The CRD received a framed poster from the Williams Lake Stampede Association commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Williams Lake Stampede.
CRD directors were pleased to participate in many recent events throughout the Cariboo including local Canada Day celebrations, Williams Lake Stampede, B.C. Elders Gathering and Billy Barker Days.
CRD supports East Chilcotin economic development initiatives
A proposed Electoral Area K economic development service bylaw was endorsed.
The service will be used to support projects and activities that develop and improve the local economy. Some of the sectors which could benefit from this proposed bylaw include tourism, agriculture, natural resource development and the retention and attraction of businesses and residents.
Utilities commission seeks feedback
The BC Utilities Commission is seeking feedback from residential electricity customers of BC Hydro or Fortis BC without access to natural gas.
They are seeking comments on the impacts you have experienced or identified from the residential inclining block electricity rates and your awareness of ways to mitigate any impacts. Information on how to submit comments can be found at www.facebook.com/CaribooRegion.
The CRD will also be submitting a comment expressing concerns about how customers are penalized due to the two-tiered system for natural gas.
CRD supports recycling initiative
The CRD is writing a letter to the Minister of Environment in support of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors who are requesting an amendment to the B.C. Recycling Regulation to require the implementation of an Extended Producer Responsibility program for mattresses and other bulky furniture by 2017.
The next CRD meeting is Aug. 26.