Board Meeting - May 2022 Highlights

Kaslo infoNet Society – Connecting the West Shore of Kootenay Lake

Issac Maxfield, Executive Director of Kaslo infoNet Society (KiN), appeared as a delegation at May’s RDCK Board Meeting. The not-for-profit internet service provider is in the process of bringing fibre optic internet service to most communities on the West Shore of Kootenay Lake, north of Ainsworth. With grant funding from the likes of the RDCK and Columbia Basin Trust, Maxfield updated the Board on how KiN is expanding into Johnsons Landing and Argenta this year and into Meadow Creek and Cooper Creek next year. KiN is looking to expand into other areas within the RDCK to improve connectivity across rural areas.

Columbia Basin Trust – Community Initiatives Program/Affected Areas Program Grant Funding

The Board approved the 2022 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Area Program (CIP/AAP) grant funding. A total of $1,453,038.72 in funding will be allocated to 266 different project proposals. Click here for a complete list of all the recipients of CIP/AAP funding. The programs support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities, and that benefit the broad community and public good.

Area E Library Contribution Service

A library financial contribution service bylaw for Electoral Area E will now be submitted to the Local Government Inspector for approval. When approved, staff will present the Board with a recommendation to public consultation and elector approval by means of the Alternative Approval Process (AAP). If adopted the contribution service will provide funding to the Nelson Municipal Library, while contributing to the overall literacy of the community and ensuring access to information resources. Currently, Electoral Area F and defined portions of Electoral Area H have a library contribution agreement with the Nelson Municipal Library.

2022 General Local Government Elections

In coordination with Elections BC, the RDCK has released its schedule of significant dates and statutory requirements for the 2022 General Local Government Election. Important dates to keep in mind, include:

  • August 30 – September 9 – Nomination Period
    • The period for candidates to submit their nominations to local election officials
  • September 17 – October 15 – Campaign Period
    • The period begins on the 28th day before General Voting Day and ends at the close of voting on General Voting Day.
  • September 19 – Declaration of Election by voting or acclamation
  • October 15 – General Election Day
  • November – Inaugural RDCK Board Meeting

 For more information and other important deadlines checkout pg. 258 of the May Board Addenda or go to the 2022 General Local Elections page of the Elections BC website.

Directors Reports

RDCK Directors provide monthly reports explaining what they have been working on. Click here to read the May reports in the Board minutes (agenda item 4.4, pg.128).

Click here to view a print-friendly PDF version.

The content on this page was last updated May 24 2022 at 4:22 PM