Creston town council refuses bow hunting request, and other briefs from June 12 meeting

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  • Jun. 17, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Briefs from the June 12 regular meeting of Creston town council:

•Council voted to decline a request from an out-of-town resident to allow bow hunting on town property, specifically at the airport.

•$766,000 was allocated from the sewer reserve fund to proceed with construction of a portable sludge processing system as part of the upgrades planned for the waste water treatment plant.

•Council supported a request by the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce to the Regional District of Central Kootenay for $25,000 from the Community Development Program to help operate the Visitor Centre.

•An invitation to attend the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC in Richmond in October was received for information.

•A request for funding of projects by the Blossom Valley Singers was received for information after the letter failed to receive support.

•The use of the Millennium Park parking lot for an automotive swap meet on Sept. 22 was approved.

•Creston Fire Rescue Chief Bruce Mabin presented a report on the first quarter activities of the fire department. No fire losses were recorded from January through March, Mabin said.

•A request to name a street or road “Hollowink” in recognition of the family’s contributions in the Creston Valley was received for information.  The letter of request said that Evans Road in West Creston was once named Hollowink Road.

•After considerable discussion about how to handle requests for money from a discretionary fund, a $250 contribution to the Creston Valley Hospice Society was approved. Coun. Judy Gadicke said there should be guidelines about how to consider such requests while Coun. Wesly Graham said the discretionary fund should allow council to consider any requests. The hospice society had requested $750 to help sponsor an annual volunteer appreciation dinner.

•A $1,250 contribution to the International Selkirk Loop was returned to the town after a proposed birding usage enhancement project did not proceed due to lack of funds.

•An annual request for the town’s approval for the Creston Wave Swim Club to co-ordinate camping at the Creston and District Community Complex during its swim meet was approved.

•No new residential building permits have been issued in 2012 and permits for renovations and commercial buildings total only $535,000, a dramatic drop from recent years, when community complex and Ramada Hotel construction kept the building trades busy.

•Council will send a letter of support in Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport’s quest to bring the newly announced WestJet Airlines service to the West Kootenay.

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