Council Matters - December 5, 2013


December 4 featured an uncharacteristically brief meeting for Council. It started with the presentation of a Long Service Certificate to Dr. Karl Schutz by the Festival of Murals Society (FOM). The President of the FOM, Tom Andrews, and I were pleased to present the elegant and artistic certificate to Dr. Schutz whose efforts, starting with the mural project, to promote the arts in Chemainus and promote Chemainus around the world, have been outstanding. His commitment and drive were recognized as an inspiration for all the volunteers who worked with him.

Later in the meeting, Council adopted an Inter-Community Business Licence bylaw creating an inter-municipal business licensing program designed to reduce costs for local businesses operating in 12 adjacent island jurisdictions, including North Cowichan. This is just one of the initiatives that are underway to support the businesses vital to our community.

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