Clockwise: Dan Rye, Cherryl MacLeod, Bergen Price and Maria McFaddin

Clockwise: Dan Rye, Cherryl MacLeod, Bergen Price and Maria McFaddin

Castlegar city council highlights

A look at the March 29 meeting

Submitted by City of Castlegar

A look at what Castlegar city council did at their March 29 meeting.

Council approved an extension of the current water and sewer rates until May 2021 when Urban Systems will present to council the results of their rate review.

Council approved drafting the 2021 Property Tax Bylaw with July 3, 2021 as the property tax penalty date and returning the utility bill payment dates to normal.

Council approved entering into the three-year servicing agreement with the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for animal control and sheltering services at a cost of $51,561 plus applicable taxes, annually.

RELATED: Castlegar tightening animal bylaws

Council approved a five-year extension to the city’s emergency fire dispatching service agreement with the City of Kamloops Fire Rescue Dispatching Services for a five-year term.

Council will form a committee to decide the best placement for the annual SculptureWalk people’s choice winner. The committee will include one representative from the following groups: Castlegar SculptureWalk, Kootenay Gallery of Art, City of Castlegar and Castlegar Communities in Bloom.

Council approved the issuance of a development variance permit for 2000 Columbia Avenue (Canadian Tire) to permit fewer parking spaces to accommodate two new electric vehicle charging stations and six Tesla Superchargers.

Council approved the issuance of a development variance permit for 1463 Selkirk Avenue to permit a rear lot line setback of 3.96 metres, rather than the 7.5 metres specified by Zoning Bylaw 800, to accommodate the construction of a deck.

Council approved a request from the Pass Creek Exhibition Society for a donation of city yard waste facility compost.

READ MORE: Community forests in West Kootenay receive wildfire mitigation grants

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