A development variance permit for an Eighth Avenue South property was approved during a short regular town council meeting on June 28th.
No objections were raised subsequent to a mail out to neighbouring properties or from the gallery. The property owner requested a minor variance to rear lot line setbacks to accommodate construction of a residence on the non-rectangular property.
•Couns. Jen Comer and Karen Unruh were appointed to review permissive tax exemption applications for 2017-2019 and make recommendations to council. Total exemptions are not to exceed 1.5 per cent of 2016 taxation based on 2016 assessed values.
Property owned by non-profit organizations and used for public benefit can be considered for an exemption from the Town of Creston portion of property taxes.
•Council adopted the 2015 Town of Creston annual report, which includes extensive reporting on town activities throughout the year, and detailed financial statements. The report is available on the town website.
•A resident’s request that all bicycles and mobility scooters traveling on town trails be equipped with bells or other warning devices was received.
•The gazebo constructed by the Creston Valley Rotary Club in Centennial Park will be submitted for a Canadian Wood Council community recognition award.
•Council passed a motion to support a Trails for Creston Valley Society application for Columbia Basin Trust funding to construct a gravel trail connecting 12th and 16th Avenues.