Friday, March 2, 2018

Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of March 5-9

The following local governments of the Cariboo Chilcotin are meeting next week, as follows:

Wells - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 6th in Wells Community Hall - Banquet Room (4269 Sanders Avenue).  On the Agenda:

* ABC Communications Proposal
* District of Wells 2018 Proposed Budget
* 6 Letters from local Wells residents'

View the full Agenda here

Quesnel - Meetings as noted below in Quesnel Council Chambers (4th Floor, 410 Kinchant St)

Policy/Bylaw Review Committee - Tuesday, March 6th at 1:15pm. On the Agenda:

* Flexible Ride-Sharing Regulation in the Province of BC
* Follow Up Research - Petitions and Public Hearings - Policies and Brochure
* New Council Orientation Program - Discussion to Guide Staff

View the full Agenda here

Regular Council Meeting - Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm.  On the Agenda:

* 2018 North Central Local Government Association Resolutions - Professional Reliance/Changes to Grant Funding Programs
* 4th Quarter 2017 Update
* Sidewalk Food Vendor Permit
* New Elliott Street Supportive Housing Development (2nd Proposal)
* Bylaw of Month - Dog Regulations

View the full Agenda here

Williams Lake - Meetings as noted below:

Committee of the Whole Session (2018 Budget) - Monday, March 5th from 1-4pm in the Rick Hansen Boardroom (Basement - 450 Mart Street).  Agenda can be viewed here

Regular Council Meeting - Tuesday, March 6th at 6pm in WL Council Chambers (450 Mart Street).  On the Agenda:

* Delegations (2) -- Derek Godin, Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre re Request to Install R.C. (Remote Control) Race Track in Boitano Park & Jeff Pelley, RCMP Inspector/Detachment Commander re Police Commission Year-End Report & New Strategic Plan

* 3 Permits for Approval -- 1 Temporary Permit, ! Development Variance Permit and 1 Development Permit
* 2 Committee of the Whole recommendations pertaining to Wildfires
* In-Camera Resolution to be reported -- Land Disposition/Rona Properties (GRB Holdings Ltd.) - 298 Proctor Street

View the full Agenda here

Finally - next week, there will be re-playing of the Era of Mega-Fires as follows:

100 Mile House

Tuesday, March 6 at 7 PM
100 Mile House Community Hall (265 Birch Avenue)

Williams Lake

Wednesday, March 7 at 7 PM
Gibraltar Room, Cariboo Memorial Regional Complex (525 Proctor Street)


Thursday, March 8th at 7 PM
Quesnel Seniors Centre, 461 Carson Avenue

Description of Era of Mega-Fires:

The Era of Mega Fires is a 90-minute live presentation featuring Dr. Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station. In this live presentation, Hessburg explains that over the past decade, the number of large, severe wildfires has been on the rise. These megafires are wildfires that burn more than 100,000 acres; they can destroy or severely damage human communities, wildlife habitat, and natural resources. This special presentation conveys the conditions that lead to megafires and how they might be managed or mitigated.

“A future without wildfire isn’t an option,” Hessburg says. “So, what kind of future do we want for our forests? The goal of this project is to share a vocabulary and increase the understanding and ability of ordinary citizens so that they can enter into local discussions and planning for a more certain future for public forest lands."

Dr Hessburg will be present at both sessions (100 Mile House/Williams Lake)

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