CCRD Minutes in a Minute for March 2015

The CCRD March Board meeting was held Thursday March 12, 2015 with three delegations and many items presented before the Board.

The CCRD March Board meeting was held Thursday March 12, 2015 with three delegations and many items presented before the Board. The meeting was full of enthusiasm, discussion and decisions

The Board adopted and endorsed of the CCRD Integrated Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019, which outlines the vision, mission, core values, goals, strategies and objectives of the CCRD over the next five years. The Board also adopted the Five Year Financial Plan (Central Coast Regional District Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 54 2015) which includes the final tax levy for the CCRD portion of property taxes resulting in a 1.8% overall increase from 2014 levels.

The CCRD is currently advertising for members of the public interested in participating on a Solid Waste Management Planning Joint Committee. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact the CCRD for more information.

In mid-April the Thorsen Creek Recycling Centre will begin accepting household hazardous waste, used paint/paint cans, and all light bulbs/light fixtures. This will help ensure these products stay out of the landfill.

The B.C. Used Oil Management Association has provided a generous financial contribution for construction of a collection facility for used oil and antifreeze, as well as containers and filters. Construction will begin in April, and preliminary design has been completed for replacement of the concession and mechanical building at Walker Island Regional Park.

For anyone interested in further information please visit the CCRD website at www.ccrd-bc.ca, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/centralcoastregionaldistrict , or stop by the office to talk with a CCRD staff member.  The next meeting of the CCRD Board will be April 9th and as always the public is welcome to attend.

The CCRD encourages everyone to participate in the upcoming Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28th. It is easy. At 8:30pm on March 28th all you have to do is turn off your lights for one hour until 9:30pm.  Earth Hour is a worldwide event to help raise awareness of global climate change, and to assist with creating a sustainable future.

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