Council Matters for May 3, 2017

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Council met for its Regular Council session.

Kendra Stiwich appeared as a delegation to talk about Vancouver Island University's proposal for its Regional Initiatives Fund. Specifically, she spoke about sustainable initiatives resulting in community attachment with places such as Kin Park Youth Urban Farm and Vancouver Island University.

Both the Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw and 2017 Tax Rates Bylaw received final reading and were adopted by Council.

Council accepted an offer from Turner Lane Development Corporation to purchase 26 acres of municipal land lying between Skinner, Cassino, and Cowichan Lake Roads, for 3 million dollars, plus GST. Council heard from Development Services staff that Turner Lane has expressed interest in developing a residential development with entry-level market affordable housing.

Boydel Wastewater Technologies asked for and received permission to conduct a treatment test at the Joint Utilities Board sewage lagoons, on raw sewage, using their own equipment.

Council approved staffs recommendations to make some small changes to the operating hours at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. Beginning July 1, 2017, the pool will close at 6:00 p.m. on weekends and the fitness facility will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.

Councillor Marsh provided a verbal report on community efforts to establish a temporary overdose prevention site in the Duncan area.

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