CCRD “Minutes in a Minute” for October 2015

On Thursday October 8th, the CCRD Board of Directors held their regular meeting.

On Thursday October 8th, the CCRD Board of Directors held their regular meeting.

Highlights from the October Board Meeting include: Director Alison Sayers has put the Central Coast Regional District on the map with her election to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Executive Board for a one-year term.  UBCM is used as a platform by BC’s local governments to engage will the Provincial government on matters of policy.

Thorsen Creek Waste & Recycling Centre is now accepting used oil, oil filters and anti-freeze during their regular hours 8:30am – 5:30 pm Wednesday and Saturday.

The Provincial government is developing new guidelines to help steer regional districts in the solid waste management planning process. Implementation of the new guidelines is expected in 2016, and until these new guidelines become available, the planning process for the CCRD Solid Waste Management Plan has been postponed.

The Economic Development Advisory Committee has started engaging with the Bella Coola Valley Businesses as part of the inaugural Business Walks Program.  If any local businesses wish to be visited by a Business Walks team they are encouraged to contact Tanis Shedden.

Please Note: The next meeting will be held on Friday November 13th at 9 am. The public are welcome to attend.

For anyone interested in further information please visit the CCRD website, Facebook page, or stop by the office to speak with a CCRD staff member.

Did you know? Preparing for an emergency begins in the home. An emergency preparedness kit should enable you to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days. Your emergency water supply should consist of at least four litres (one gallon) of water per person, per day.

Also, don’t forget about pets and people with unique needs when stocking your emergency water and remember with emergency management once is rarely enough, check your water supply every six months and replenish or renew as needed.

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