Castlegar News Reporter
Castlegar has acknowledged some snow busters who have the community’s best interests at heart.
At its council meeting Monday night, the city awarded certificates to the winners of this year’s Snow Buster’s Awards.
The awards are “in recognition and to acknowledge your help in our community by clearing snow from neighbor’s driveways and sidewalks during the 2013/2014 winter season.”
Nominations for these awards are submitted by the community.
This year’s recipients were David Jones, Rudiger Clauss, Kent Smith and Glenn DiBiaso.
The Council worked through a light agenda with most of the tasks revolving around accepting reports from the various committee meetings and receiving correspondence.
Updates included the Green Committee reporting that they are still exploring the installation of an Electronic Vehicle Charging Station, with the main obstacle being finding a way to do it at a reasonable cost.
The Green committee is also exploring the possibility of a Parks and Trails Smart Phone App.
Upcoming events include the curbside collection of yard waste on April 15 and April 29 in north Castlegar and April 16 and April 30 in south Castlegar.
Details are available on the city’s website and bags can be obtained from Castlegar City Hall and Public Works.
The compost from this program from previous years is already being used in plantings around the city.
Another event the city is involved in is an Earth Day Community Celebration, organized by Columbia Power.
The event will be held Tuesday, April 22 at Kinsmen Park.
The celebration will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a free BBQ lunch.
There will be displays on environmental stewardship and awareness as well as free recycling of many electrical products.
The RDCK Trash to Treasure Day is also coming up.
It will be held on Saturday, April 26.
Residents are encouraged to place their unwanted household items by the curb with a sign.
This event helps reduce waste by repurposing unused items. RDCK requests that all unclaimed items be removed from the curb by 4 p.m.
Council voted to support the Liquor Primary Licence of Cartwright’s Pub to be relocated to their new location at 1432 Columbia Ave.
A total of 16 responses regarding the license relocation were received with all of them being in support of the change.
The Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails was granted permission to undertake improvements to the walking and biking trail on the east side of the Columbia River behind the Kootenay Gallery of Art and the Doukhobor Discovery Centre.
As of last week, the city had received about 80 submissions for the survey to name the Twin Rivers/Millennium Park.
Residents are encouraged to complete the survey located on the city website or the printed version of the Castlegar News. The deadline is May 9, 2014.
In financial matters the council voted to use money from the Development Reserve Fund to cover costs related to the Millennium Park Natural Outdoor Ponds Project.
The allocation is for $852,000 and any unused balances will be returned to the Development Reserve Fund.