Creston Town Hall is located on 10th Avenue North.

Creston Town Hall is located on 10th Avenue North.

No residential building permits for Creston in 2012, and other briefs from Aug. 14 meeting

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  • Aug. 17, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Briefs from Creston town council’s Aug. 14 regular meeting:

•Chief building official Ross Beddoes told council that no permits for new residential construction have been issued in 2012, making this the longest period of inactivity in his decade at Creston Town Hall. He said a couple of proposals are under discussion.

•A request from the BC Government Employees’ Union for council support of its campaign to stop the provincial government from privatizing the BC Liquor Distribution Branch was received for information.

•For the first time, council received a list of new business licences issued. The report will be presented quarterly in the future.

•Council voted to spend $150 for a local piece of art to donate to the annual Ducks Unlimited Canada fundraising dinner and auction on Oct. 13.

•A public process will be initiated to invite comment on a proposal to revamp lots 1403, 1407 and 1409 Hillside Street into two lots and also to allow construction of a two-unit townhouse on one of the properties.

•A request from the Friends of the Library to show a documentary film in Millennium Park on Aug. 23 was approved.

•A request from a family to build a private columbarium to hold the remains of family members Forest Lawn Cemetery has been referred to staff for a report.

•The June report on downtown area parking compliance and usage once again indicates that there is no shortage of parking and that there is a low level of abuse of free two-hour parking privileges.

•The noise control bylaw is in the process of being amended to allow registered snow-clearing contractors to operate in the night when weather conditions make it necessary.

•The council procedures bylaw is being amended to allow participation by telephone of up to two councillors at any one meeting.

•The Friends of the Ingham Centre Arts and Culture Society received approval to close 15th Avenue between Canyon Street and Cook Street for a public street party and informational fair on Aug. 25.