The Cariboo Regional District directors endorsed their provisional five-year financial plan during their regular meeting Friday, Dec. 16.
The directors and staff encourage all residents to review the documents and provide feedback prior to the budget’s final adoption on March 24, 2017.
Hard copies of the budget will be available for viewing at all three CRD offices and in the CRD Branch Libraries in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake.
The budget can also be viewed at cariboord.ca under Services > Finance > Financial Plans.
Rural land use bylaw
The CRD board adopted text changes to six rural land use bylaws regarding ancillary structures following discussions with the CRD’s advisory planning committees and public hearings. The amended bylaws will be posted at cariboord.ca/resources/bylaws.
to CRD board
Richard Tremblay, vice-president and general manager for Taseko Mines, gave an update to the CRD board on the water management plan for Gibraltar Mines Limited. Currently, Gibraltar Mine is releasing discharge into the Fraser River and is exploring alternatives to incorporate into their long-term site water management plan.
Susan Paulsen, healthcare recruitment co-ordinator of S. Paulsen Consulting, updated the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District board on healthcare recruitment and retention activities in Quesnel.
Twelve physicians have arrived in Quesnel this year and one more will arrive in January.
A new dietician and physiotherapist have also been recruited with a new speech pathologist arriving in January. For the first time in more than a decade, Quesnel will have a full complement of physicians.
CRD office closed
for the holidays
Please note the CRDs Williams Lake office will be closed from Monday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Jan. 2.
The 100 Mile House and Quesnel offices will be closed only on Monday, Dec. 26, Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Jan. 2.
Next CCRHD and CRD board meetings will be on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
The CRD board and staff wish all residents of the Cariboo Chilcotin a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!