Board Meeting - June 2021 Highlights

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Richard Cannings joined meeting from Ottawa

South Okanagan-West Kootenay Member of Parliament Richard Cannings joined the board meeting virtually from Ottawa. Having represented the riding since 2015, Cannings shared with the Board what he is currently working on and answered questions from Directors on issues that most affect residents in the RDCK including: affordable housing, broadband connectivity, and climate accountability.

Board approved funding recommended by the Community Sustainable Living Advisory Committee

On recommendation from the Community Sustainability Living Advisory Committee (CSLAC) the Board approved annual funding of $15,000 to the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council. They work with local government, organizations and businesses across Central Kootenay to foster a vibrant, healthy food economy for the region that also provides healthy food to those who need it.

Feasibility Study approved for the Grohman Creek Docking Society

Situated on the north side of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in Electoral Area ‘F’, the Grohman Creek neighbourhood only has year-round access to their properties by boat. With changes to the Hall Street pier, the Board approved up to $15,000 for a feasibility study to hire a consultant to examine the most suitable solution for private moorage and parking facilities on the Nelson-side or elsewhere along the West Arm.

Regional Invasive Species Strategy

The Board directed staff to create a proposal for an implementation plan of the draft Regional Invasive Species Strategy. The strategy supports a coordinated approach to invasive species prevention and management, by improving regional organizational capacity, as well as awareness and community engagement. Invasive species such as knotweed, can have social impacts (health and safety risks for humans and domestic animals), ecological impacts (outcompete native plants and increase vulnerability of species at risk), and economic impacts (damage to crops and infrastructure).

Board approved the release of 2020 Statement of Financial Information Report

The Board approved the release of the 2020 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) Report. In accordance with the Financial Information Act, the RDCK must make the SOFI available to the public each year. The purpose of the financial reporting is to ensure the transparency and accountability of the local government system. Visit the RDCK website to look at the 2020 SOFI report: https://www.rdck.ca/assets/Administration/Documents/2020_RDCK_SOFI_Report-Signed.pdf

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