The District of 100 Mile House council would like to see its office more wheelchair accessible and age friendly by improving its front entrance.
Mayor Mitch Campsall said accessibility is one of the biggest issues being discussed at all of the conferences he attends.
At the Sept. 11 council meeting, councillors unanimously directed staff to prepare and submit an application to the Small Projects Component of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada for the front entrance project.
Furthermore, councillors endorsed the motion to provide a 25 per cent cash outlay for the project.
“We have a retiring population … we have to be looking at ways to make our community more accessible. The council and staff know that if we want to make the community age friendly, we better stand up to the plate ourselves.”
District finance director Flori Vincenzi was appointed deputy director of corporate affairs and business licence inspector.
These positions had to be filled when Donna Bellingham left the district.
During his report to council, Campsall said he would like to see upgrades made to the district’s website to better reflect the demographics of 100 Mile House.
Noting the community has a population of around 1,800 within the municipal boundaries, the mayor said 100 Mile’s service area population is around 16,000 in the winter and between 30,000 and 40,000 in the summer.
“When industries and businesses look at 100 Mile, they look at the [municipal population] but not the surrounding areas. Somehow we have to get that worded on our website.”
He added the district is working with the Cariboo Regional District to get the information together.
“We have to make 100 Mile House look bigger because it is bigger. It’s important to our professional recruitment.”