Creston Town Hall is located on 10th Avenue North.

Creston Town Hall is located on 10th Avenue North.

Creston council to invite regional district directors to workshop (plus other briefs from April 9 meeting)

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  • Apr. 16, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Briefs from the April 9 regular Creston town council meeting:

•Instead of sending Mayor Ron Toyota to a forum for chief elected officials in June, council voted to invite regional district councillors to participate in a facilitated workshop designed to promote regional co-operation.

•Toyota was authorized to represent Creston in a delegation to South Korea, a trip that is being organized by the City of Cranbrook to promote economic development in the Kootenay region. The trip would reciprocate a visit to the Kootenays last year by a South Korean delegation, which came to Creston on its tour. Toyota said it was not certain yet that the trip would go ahead.

•A request for support from the District of Invermere, which is seeking to have the Union of BC Municipalities join a court challenge of the provincial government’s creation of a citizenless Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort municipality was received for information.

•A letter of support for a Telus application to construct cellphone towers outside of town boundaries was approved.

•Council supported the attendance of one councillor and staff member at sustainable communities conference in Kelowna in November. Coun. Jerry Schmalz and building inspector Ross Beddoes attended the conference in 2012, which Beddoes described as “outstanding”.

•The use of the area adjacent to the chamber of commerce, where the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market will start in May, was approved for a tentative Taste of Creston event being planned by the Community Arts Council of Creston.