qRD supports construction, approves subdivision, installs showers, applies for funding, submits letter, requires report, fun transportation and more …
The qathet regional district council (qRD) approved the construction of the outdoor learning center waterfront improvement project at school district 47 of Powell Lake.
At the regional council meeting on August 26, the council gave its approval for the construction of a floating dock in the center. The purpose of this facility is to improve the opportunities for children and people who use the facility so that they have better access to water. The wharf will have an area of approximately 120 square meters and it has been designed to adapt to the fluctuating levels of the lake.
Approves the subdivision
Council will advise the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that the qRD supports the proposed subdivision of 28 lots of bare land for the property located at 14445 Sarah Point Road. The subjects are proof of the water and sewer supply on each of the lots offered by Vancouver Coastal Health, that the applicant pays funds in lieu of the park’s dedication to qRD, and that the applicant has entered into a commitment with qRD to protect riparian areas.
The Area Council approved an amendment to the Savary Island Fire Department’s budget for 2021 to allocate $ 25,200 of COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant funding to the installation of a shower.
Request for financing
Staff will be asked to apply for funding from the 2022 Wood Stove Exchange Program and have $ 10,250 included in the 2021 Solid Waste Management Service budget for advertising, education and awareness and additional discounts for the program.
A letter will be submitted by the Board of Directors to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the MP for North Island-Powell River expressing support for the work of the Powell River Salmon Society and the need for increased funding which has not been increased since 1982.
Council will ask staff to write a report on the implications and procedures of another approval process for a community recreation center service on Savary Island.
The procedure of leaving the lights on during the night hours at the regional district maintenance center is taken care of by the qRD board. The council will ask the staff to contact the neighbor concerned and explain the position and boundaries of the regional district.
Staff have been authorized to apply to the Rural Transportation Solutions Fund under the category of development and design projects. Grants of up to $ 50,000 are available under the Rural Transit Solutions Fund. According to a staff report, a development and design grant could give qRD a better understanding, from a financial and fiscal perspective, of what it would cost to operate and maintain an alternative public transport system.
Council will ask staff to explore the possibility of allowing volunteers to contribute to volunteer efforts in the parks and cemetery. Staff will report to the board with strategic options.