Friday, March 17, 2017

City of WL NCLGA Resolution re: MPB Trees in Parks/Protected Areas

This past Wednesday - My Cariboo Now interviewed Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb in regards to his intention to submit a 2017 North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) Resolution in regards to calling for the immediate removal of beetle infested trees regardless of their location whether they be in parks or protected areas in order to prevent an epidemic.

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All local governments in the NCLGA Region were told to have their proposed 2017 NCLGA Resolutions submitted by Friday, March 3rd, 2017 (60 Days to the 2017 NCLGA AGM/Convention in Terrace, BC)

There are two options available to the City at this stage:

1) Introduce this resolution as an "Emergency Resolution" at the 2017 NCLGA Convention with the criteria being that it is an issue that precluded consideration for submission by a local government in the NCLGA Region (District of 100 Mile House, north to the BC/Yukon border) to the NCLGA Convention/AGM prior to/or on March 3rd, 2017;

2) Submit a 2017 UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) Resolution on the same subject, although it is the practice of UBCM that resolutions should, to the greatest extent possible, go through the local UBCM Area Associations first (NCLGA, AVICC, SILGA, AKBLG, LMLGA)

It will be interesting to see if the City of Williams Lake will be allowed to have their NCLGA Resolution accepted as a regularly submitted NCLGA Resolution at this stage, given it is past the deadline for NCLGA Resolutions to be submitted, or will they try to introduce this item as an "Emergency Resolution"on the floor at the 2017 NCLGA Convention or, as suggested above, put it forward as an UBCM Resolution with the deadline to submit 2017 UBCM Resolutions as June 30th, 2017


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