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Creston town council approves Official Community Plan committee

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  • Apr. 21, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Town council has approved appointments to the Official Community Plan advisory committee, which will work for the next year to update a document that will provide a guideline for future development.

Representing the Town of Creston will be Couns. Jim Elford and Karen Unruh, municipal services director Ross Beddoes and town planner Jamai Schile. A proposal to appoint Elford as the committee’s chair was deleted at Elford’s request, who said the committee itself should select the chair.

Committee members representing organizations and sectors will include Jim Jacobsen (Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce), business owners Ron World and Brandy Hunt, Kerri Hobbs (College of the Rockies), David Butt (Interior Health Authority), Laura Hannant (Kootenay Employment Services) and Randy Fediuk (Creston and District Community Complex).  Seven people representing the community at large were appointed: Barbara West, Hugh Grant, Jill Phelps, Melissa Flint, Rita Scott, Tanya Symons and Signe Miller.


Council Briefs

•Crista Komar appeared before council to present an overview of the Creston Valley early years team, which includes programs like Success By 6, which is partially funded by the Town of Creston.

The team’s mission, Komar said, is “ensuring that resources, spaces and relationships exist within our community that make it possible for children and families to be supported and nurtured during each development stage.

•Council approved the use of Millennium Park for a Creston Valley Blossom Festival teen event on May 15. Teen events and a climbing wall will be featured on the property south of the park.

With the addition of a midway at this year’s festival, council also designated space behind the RCMP station for midway housing units to park from May 11-18.

•A 14-year-old piano student was given a $200 discretionary grant to help her with costs of attending a piano summer camp program.

•The statutory five-year financial plan bylaw was given three readings and will be approved in a coming meeting. See next week’s Advance for a summary.

•A property maintenance bylaw and bylaw notice enforcement amendments also received their first three readings. Town staff are reviewing all existing bylaws to bring them up to date and ensure that enforcement mechanisms are in place.

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