Creston town council approves land use during Blossom Festival

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  • Mar. 29, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Briefs from the March 26 Creston town council meeting:

•The use of the Spirit of Creston Square on 11th Avenue North at Canyon Street for the Lions Club Street Fair on May 18 during the Creston Valley Blossom Festival was approved. Council also approved the use of the south side of Millennium Park for Creston Valley Blossom Festival activities.

•A $300 contribution from the mayor’s discretionary fund was approved for the annual Lower Kootenay Band Powwow on May 18 and 19.

•Another $300 was designated for Zone 7 seniors participating the 2013 BC Senior Games, which will be held in Kamloops this year.

•Mayor Ron Toyota was directed to see if Regional District of Central Kootenay Area A, B and C directors will attend the Chief Elected Officials Forum sponsored by the Union of BC Municipalities. Among the topics on the agenda are regional cooperation among elected officials.

•Iain Bell, director of engineering and public works, presented the first step in creating a risk management policy for the town.

•Council approved the placement of a family columbarium in Forest Lawn Cemetery after hearing a presentation from Bell. It also placed a moratorium on similar construction until a comprehensive review of local cemeteries is completed.

•Council members were provided with a list of grant applications under the RDCK Community Initiatives program. Applications will be considered in April.

 

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