Castlegar city council held a regular council meeting on Nov. 15. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting.
Council reviewed a travel authorization for Mayor Duff to attend the 2022 BC Council of Forest Industries annual convention in Vancouver in April. This is the largest gathering of the forestry sector in western Canada and brings together industry executives, local, provincial, federal and Indigenous leaders, and community and labour leaders to discuss key issues and opportunities facing B.C.’s forest industry.
Garbage, fruit trees still attracting bears
Lindsey Dewart, WildSafeBC Castlegar coordinator, provided the year-end report highlighting bear safety and human-wildlife conflict in the community. The presentation confirmed that domestic and commercial garbage continues to be the biggest wildlife attractant followed by unmanaged fruit and nut trees.
Council approved a funding application for up to $15,000 to the Department of Canadian Heritage – Celebrate Canada Program to support 2022 Canada Day celebrations.
City Hall holiday closure
Council approved a closure of City Hall on Dec. 29, 30 and 31, 2021 during the holiday season. Operations such as snow clearing will remain active during this period.
2022 council meetings
Council approved a schedule for regular council meetings for 2022. Meetings will be held twice a month, except for July and August. Meetings will be held on Mondays, except for weeks that coincide with a holiday/STAT Monday — those will take place on Tuesdays.
Council adopted Columbia Avenue Phase 2 Loan Authorization Bylaw 1348.