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Posted on: July 20, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - July 19

Council Highlights - July 19 - Page 1

Contract for construction of disc golf course awarded

City of Williams Lake Council approved a direct award of the Williams Lake Disc Golf Course project to INDesign Disc Golf with a cost of $77,361.

The project will be funded by already approved grants and capital budgets dating back to 2021 council-approved funding for the course's development.

In her report to Council, the City's Director of Community Services, Stacey Miranda, said the department will work collaboratively with the Municipal Services Department and the INDesign Disc Golf Team to ensure the project is completed on time and within the allocated funds.

Financial Plan Bylaw given first three readings

Council gave first three readings to an amendment to the City's 2022 Financial Plan Bylaw to allow for additional expenditures required for work in the Williams Lake River Valley.

The amendment allows for the allocation of up to $700,000 to review options to construct a suitable replacement for the power line to the City's sewage treatment plant damaged by a landslide.

City to enter into MOU to share information on Hodgson slide area

Council approved the City to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) with the intent of sharing information, collaboration and coordination related to the investigation and assessment of the Hodgson Landslide Complex.

Council approves public art submission for mural project

Council approved a submission from the Williams Lake Public Art Committee for the creation of a new mural in downtown Williams Lake.

This project is the first submission since the committee's formation under a Memorandum of Understanding entered into in the spring of 2022 between the City, the Downtown Williams Lake BIA and the Williams Lake Public Art Committee to establish a formal process to create a fair and equitable annual call for public art proposals from artists to enhance and add to the City's public art collection. Council also agreed to contribute an allocated $5,000 to the mural project, which is being proposed by the Daybreak Rotary Club and aims to recognize volunteer groups in the community.

The Daybreak Rotary Club will commission Williams Lake mural artist Dwayne Davis to conduct the work and has proposed it to be painted on the concrete wall in the parking lot of Save-On-Foods.

Council approves fire service agreement between City and Williams Lake First Nation

Council approved the proposed fire service agreement between the City of Williams Lake and Williams Lake First Nation for the IR #6 property (Unity, Sugar Cane Cannabis and the Osprey Nest).

After staff discussions between both governments the following agreement was prepared for the City to provide fire protection to IR #6, which is adjacent to City boundaries:

  • A fee of $10,000 for the first year of the agreement, with annual increases based on the Consumer Price Index after the first year
  • A five-year term with two additional terms of five years based on mutual agreement
  • An established dispute process

Entering into an agreement was supported by both Councils during a Council to Council meeting held July 14 between WLFN and the City.

Age Friendly Communities grant application supported

Council supported an application to the Age Friendly Communities program for a planning project to assess the viability of a Senior's Homesharing program as an option to address the need for safe and affordable housing for seniors in the community. The grant application for $25,000 would provide 100 per cent funding for the project.

Council supports ongoing installation of orange banners in downtown Williams Lake

Council authorized staff to work with the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council to install banners on an annual basis from July 31 to Oct. 7 on the City's street light stands in recognition and support of Indigenous reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.

Currently, the Williams Lake Downtown Business Improvement Association has banners up year round, however, staff would swap the banners out during the selected dates.

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