Supports coastal cleanup
After several years of supporting the cleanup of garbage around Powell River’s backcountry recreation areas, the regional district has started an initiative that will run for the next five years aimed at cleaning up local beaches. At its December 21 meeting, the regional board allocated $7,500 per year over the next five years in its 2017 to 2021 solid-waste management budget for the cleanup. A cleanup relief reserve fund was also created with a contribution of $1,500 from next year’s budget.
Texada Island community plan update
A terms of reference has been established as the regional district moves forward with updating Texada’s official community plan in 2017. Electoral Area D director Sandy McCormick has been selected as chair of the 12-resident committee that will review and update the island’s current plan, which was adopted in 2005. Texada residents Audrey Atkins, Ken Barton, Chuck Childress, Teresa Hollo, Allan MacIsaac, Jim Mason, Roxanna Rasmussen, Casey Richards, Tara Schumacher, Joseph Scott, Bob Timms and Diana Vaughn have been appointed to the committee.
Endorses fire department agreement
Regional district board endorsed an agreement with City of Powell River for shared fire department response for areas in the regional district accessible only through the city, including Nootka Street, Yaroshuk and Cedar Crest roads, Myrtle Avenue, Claridge Road and the parts of Tanner Avenue and Covey Street located outside city boundaries. Inside the city, Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department will respond to emergencies at Powell River Airport and portions of Myrtle Avenue.