Briefs from the March 27 Creston town council meeting

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  • Mar. 29, 2012 11:00 a.m.

A development variance permit was passed without incident, when no responses, verbal or written, were made to the 39 notices mailed by town hall on March 14.

Kim and Sandra Bloy had requested that the required principal building side yard setback be reduced from 1.5 metres (five feet) to 1.1 metres (three feet), and when no comments were made by the public at the meeting, council passed the variance unanimously.

•Council approved a request from the Creston Valley Blossom Festival Association to use the Sprit of Creston Square on 11th Avenue for the annual street fair on May 19.

•Mayor Ron Toyta, Coun. Tanya Ducharme and engineering and public works director Iain Bell were approved to attend an elected officials workshop on emergency management in Cranbrook on May 17.

•Council passed the third reading of fire service bylaw 1774, an updated version of the bylaw that regulates fire prevention, as well as protection of life and property.