W.L. city council highlights for August 27

Williams Lake city council is making plans to attend the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver, Sept. 15-20.

  • Sep. 5, 2013 9:00 a.m.

UBCM agm coming up

 

Williams Lake city council has authorized attendance, travel, accommodation and associated expenses for the mayor and council and city chief administrative officer to attend the 2013 Union of B.C. Municipalities annual convention in Vancouver, Sept. 15-20.

The cost is approximately $3,495 per person, excluding applicable taxes.

This year’s convention theme is Navigating the Local Landscape.

The UBCM 2013 Convention will provide an opportunity to establish policies that

provide clear direction for all B.C. local governments.

The UBCM 2013 Convention will provide tools, resources and inspiration for navigating the complex local government landscape.

City/CRD renew

recreation contract

The City of Williams Lake has renewed its contract with the Cariboo Regional District to manage the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for another five years.

The five-year, Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services Facility Management agreement includes an annual increase of 1.75 per cent in each year of the term paid to the city to cover the net operating costs for the facility.

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Fire Protection and Control Bylaw No. 2189

Council gave three readings, Tuesday, Aug. 27 to Fire Protection and Control Bylaw No. 2189, which sets regulations for fire protection and control in the City.

The Williams Lake Fire Protection and Control Bylaw No. 1947 was adopted in 2004. The decision was made in 2013 to review the bylaw and update as necessary, however, once the review was completed it was decided to revamp the bylaw entirely to make it a more up-to-date and easier to use document changes to the bylaw include:

• Bylaw No. 2189 now gives the fire chief the authority to secure or have secured fire damaged and vacant buildings.

• The City will have the ability to recover costs whenever the fire department is dispatched to a hazardous materials incident.

• Residents will now have the opportunity to have small backyard fires provided they are contained in a factory made commercially available fire pit.

• Family fireworks are permitted to be sold between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 each year. The fire department currently has no way of knowing who was selling these fireworks and in what quantities.

The fireworks sales permit will allow the fire department to track these sale locations, limit quantities and ensure that storage of the fireworks complies with Natural Resources Canada requirements.

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Important dates

Sam Ketcham Pool Annual Maintenance Shutdown: Aug.-Sept. 8.

Terry Fox Run: Sept. 15.

Orange Shirt Day: Sept. 30.

Waste Reduction Week: Oct. 21-27.

Regular Council Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 10.

For detailed information on council meetings visit www.williamslake. ca, and click the Council Agenda link under Quick Links. Direct inquiries to communications co-ordinator Ken MacInnis at 250-392-8488.

 

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