Railway land, abandoned cars and property taxes

Council briefs

Following are the highlights from the July 26 District of 100 Mile House regular council meeting and related public hearing:


Development amendments

Some proposed zoning and Official Community Plan (OCP) amendments for a planned two-lot subdivision on BC Rail “Remainder Lands” near Exeter Station received final reading.

One person attended the public hearing, but had no comments on the changes, which involve rezoning from heavy Industrial (I-3) to Light Industrial (I-2), and amending land-use maps in the OCP to designate the land as industrial.

Mayor Mitch Campsall said staff responded to a few telephone inquiries, all of a general nature, but there were no related comments stemming from that, or from the public notification process as per councils previous resolution on June 28.

Prior to the meeting, Donna Bellingham, deputy director of corporate administration, explained that Lot 1 is intended for Imperial Oil remediation activities, and that Lot 2 will likely be placed on the market.


Elections officer change

Council was notified district administrator Roy Scott has been released from the position of deputy chief elections officer for the 2011 general local elections, and district accounting clerk Tammy McDermid has been appointed in his place.


Meeting cancelled

The regular council meeting slated for Sept. 27 has been cancelled due to a schedule conflict with the Union of British Columbian Municipalities (UBCM) conference.

Council determined to leave potential rescheduling at staff’s discretion, if it deems any items need to be addressed quickly.


Property tax

A report on the results of the district’s collection of 2011 property taxes prepared by director of financial administration Flori Vincenzi was received by council.

It stated that 93 per cent of taxes were collected by the due date on July 4.

This was based on $4,617,716 collected of the $4,991,826 billed, leaving $374,110 outstanding, either in arrears or delinquent.