Some Coldstream officials don’t want to tie themselves to the neighbours completely.
There is some concern that the municipality’s parks fees are linked to those in Vernon and the Regional District of North Okanagan.
“Will we establish our own fees and charges? There may be benefits to doing that,” said Coun. Richard Enns.
“We are dealing with two different administrations and carrying on in lock-step is not entirely appropriate.”
Three readings have been given to the parks and public space bylaw.
Fees in Coldstream will climb 2.6 per cent, the same as in Vernon and the regional district.
“An increase of 2.6 per cent didn’t seem unreasonable,” said Mayor Jim Garlick.
New road, new name
A new road is being added to the maps in Coldstream.
Council has approved the name Mt. Ida Crescent for the road on Middleton Mountain.
“It will work,” said Coun. Pat Cochrane, adding that the name indicates to people that the road is off of the existing Mt. Ida Drive.
Industrial plan proceeds
Attempts to identify potential industrial land continues in the region.
Coldstream has received an update on the Regional District of North Okanagan’s employment lands action plan.
“The goal is to move forward on a unified basis,” said Mike Reiley, director of development services.
“There will be a co-ordinated effort to market the region as an economic area.”
Among the issues to be pursued is how to ensure some properties have water and sewer.
Youth camps proposed
Activities could take place this summer for Coldstream youth.
Chad McDowell, with Kalamalka Acro and Gymnastics, wants hold summer camps at the Women’s Institute Hall.
“I would like to provide programs so they don’t have to travel,” he said.
McDowell is asking the District of Coldstream to provide the facility and there would be a profit-sharing agreement based on registrations.
“Staff will bring back further information on this request,” said Mayor Jim Garlick.