It took Creston town council only 18 minutes to accomplish very little at Tuesday’s regular council meeting.
The only item that generated any interest was a housekeeping motion to allow the disposal of municipal records that are past the age at which they are required to be kept.
Executive assistant Bev Caldwell presented council with a list of items for disposal and the age of the documents. She explained that the town follows guidelines set out by the province.
Coun. Kevin Boehmer asked questions about how long documents need to be kept. He then voted against the motion to dispose of the items without explaining his reason and then said he did not need his opposing vote to be recorded.
•Council instructed staff to work with the Regional District of Central Kootenay staff to provide a report with regards to a third-party facilitator options for creating an economic development business model.
•Staff members were also instructed to provide a report summarizing the Roger Brooks visitor/tourism assessment created for the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce.
•Staff were directed to provide an overview of the function of the physician recruitment program, with attention to the factors that contribute to the program’s success.
•A meeting to discuss economic development will be scheduled to include the Town of Creston, RDCK areas A, B and C directors, and Lower Kootenay Band elected officials and staff.
•A draft development cost charge bylaw will be created. The new bylaw will include all land within the town boundaries. A communication plan will be prepared to ensure developers and the community at large can respond to the proposals.
•Council will deplete its remaining approximately $21,000 community development funds held by the RDCK to pay for new street lighting installed for the new Pine Street intersection, benches and other miscellaneous items, as well as to top up a fund for an event to unveil a plan for youth activities.