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qathet Regional District briefs

Approves Black Point recycling depot allocation; Supports two-lot subdivision application; Commits to Powell River Outdoor Users Group grant-in-aid; Approves regreening program

Amendment approved
qathet Regional District’s (qRD) board has approved a budget amendment to allocate a further $45,000 from the local government climate action program to complete the Black Point recycling depot construction.

At the November 22 regional board meeting, a report from staff indicated that at the June 28 regional board meeting rise and report, the board approved the construction of the Black Point depot at the rear of property 9999 Highway 101. A budget of $75,000 was allocated from the local government climate action program.

The report stated that staff went out to bid for the construction project and the low bid for the building construction was over the amount approved by the board for the total project. Staff requested an additional $45,000 be allocated to complete the project.

Supports subdivision
The regional district will advise the provincial ministry of transportation and infrastructure that it supports the proposed two-lot conventional subdivision application for 1587 Boar’s Nest Road in Electoral Area A subject to proof of water servicing on both proposed lots and proof of sewer servicing on both proposed lots.

No objection
BC Ministry of Forests will be advised that qRD has no objection to the crown land tenure application for residential use strata moorage to provide water access to the private property at 14445 Sarah Point Road in Electoral Area A. According to a staff report, the applicant is proposing a 41-slip residential use strata moorage with 1,610 feet of moorage, for water-access-only private residential use property that was subject to a 28-lot strata application the regional board supported, with conditions, in 2021. The report stated the applicant is developing 62.19 hectares of upland area for residential use.

Receives commitment
Powell River Outdoor Users Group Trails Society will be the beneficiary of an additional three-year commitment from general grants-in-aid service for annual trail maintenance at the rate of $23,000 per year.

Trees sought
An application to BC Hydro for a community regreening program for up to $7,500 to provide trees was approved. Any costs not covered by the grant will be funded through the cemetery service.

Wages application
The board endorsed an application to Employment and Social Development Canada for the Canada Summer Jobs 2024 grant for up to $14,070 to subsidize summer workers’ wages, and that any costs not covered by the grant be funded through the regional parks and cemetery services.

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