Council briefs: New financial services director for District of Kent

New sign for church, no Sunday hours for bottle depot among council items

Notes from District of Kent council meeting, Jan. 14.

• Judy Lewis has joined the District of Kent senior staff as Director of Financial Services. She replaces previous director, Glen Savard.

• Council unanimously approved a luminous sign at Agassiz United Church. The sign is already in place, at 6860 Lougheed Hwy., and glows to illuminate the message board for passersby.

• The Agassiz Bottle Depot notified the District that a pilot plan to be open on Sundays was not a successful one, and their hours of operation would change to be closed on Sundays once again. Over the course of several Sundays, only 10 people used the depot, making the extended hours inefficient. Council approved the change.

• The Walk/Run for Heritage asked council to waive fees with respect to the use of the Ag Fairgrounds parking area, municipal roads and equipment provisions for their March 23 event. Mayor John Van Laerhoven suggested the group make a grant-in-aid proposal.

• Council and staff will be meeting with Emergency Management B.C. regarding an emergency route, possibly using the Deer Lake area.

“I’m glad this is happening,” said Van Laerhoven, adding that they have been discussing the issue at UBCM conferences for at least the past two years.

 

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