CRD directors busy

Doubled hall funding, financials and Canada Winter Games

  • Dec. 11, 2014 5:00 p.m.


Following are the board highlights from the Oct. 24 Cariboo Regional District (CRD) meeting:

Community funding increase

The area directors agreed to double the CRD’s original budget of $75,000 to allot $150,000 in 2014 Community Works Fund (CWF) grants to accommodate further energy efficiency upgrades at community halls and other recreation facilities.

This follows requests from organizations seeking CWF funds to complete energy updates at their local facilities, including a request from the Forest Grove Recreation Society to leverage this funding with other grants to replace the community hall’s “severely compromised” roof.

Town-hall meetings

The minutes from the CRD 2014 town-hall meetings held in various communities have now been compiled.

A total of 197 people attended one of these meetings to review the proposed 2015 CRD budget and financial plans. Some of the most commonly discussed topics included solid waste management, recycling and library services.

Residents who attended were asked to complete a survey about the meeting, any recent experiences with the CRD, its taxation process, and the financial plan – partly to establish a baseline of resident satisfaction and awareness of issues, from local to regional.

Area directors and staff will consider this information when formulating the budget and financial plans.

More information is online at in the Oct. 24 agenda.


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