From the Jan. 14 Creston town council meeting:
•Council heard from Karen Ritter and Serena Naeve, representing Success By Six, the early childhood development program that provides services to children under six years of age and their families.
Some of the programs and events have attracted more than 300 participants, Ritter said. Naeve thanked council for its ongoing financial support of Success By Six.
•Toyota will attend the BC Mayors’ Caucus steering committee meetings in Cranbrook and Kimberley from April 23-25.
•Council will respond to a review of local government election rules by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, suggesting that a spending cap on election campaigns should be put in place, with the cap being on a per capita formula.
•Creston will recognize July 18 as Nelson Mandela Day with a proclamation.
•Coun. Jerry Schmalz was absent from the meeting for “personal business reasons,” Toyota announced. Coun. Wesly Graham participated via video link from Cranbrook, where he is working as an assistant to Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks.