City approved for grant
The original article stated that Interior Health Authority had promised Greenwood Mayor Nipper Kettle that they would assist in finding a new doctor. Mayor Kettle phoned as soon as the paper hit the streets to request the following correction. "We have a doctor", said Kettle. "The reason that we went there was to try and find some equipment that would help the doctor. We have the new doctor, and don’t want people to get the idea that we don’t have a doctor. We already have one. I don’t want to see us losing patience over it.”
The City of Greenwood is getting a $10,000 infrastructure planning grant.
While at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention last week, city officials received written approval for the grant. Mayor Nipper Kettle said that the funds would pay for a wastewater utility 20-year financial plan; a key step in getting the sewer plant upgraded.
Kettle, Councillor Darla Ashton and Administrator Robin Dalziel presented written reports on their trip to the UBCM convention to council at Monday night’s council meeting.
During the convention they also received final approval for the West Boundary Community Forest.
Kettle added that a meeting with the Interior Health Authority rewarded the city with a promise that IHA would assist in finding equipment for the Greenwood clinic.
During the public question period, resident Byron Goch asked for an interpretation of city Bylaw #807, the City of Greenwood Indemnification Bylaw, which reimburses officials against an award of damages or penalty imposed as a result of a claim or prosecution brought against them in connection with the performance of their duties.
Kettle told him the matter he was referring to is an in-camera item that council is dealing with, “And that’s all you need to know right now at this point in time.”
Administrator Robin Dalziel said, “At this point we haven’t reached a determination of anything that will allow us to even begin to see if that bylaw would apply. So that is something that is still to be determined.”
A request for funding from the Boundary Invasive Species Society was referred to the next meeting. The city has funded the group in the past: $500 in November 2011 and $600 in December 2012 and April 2014.
BIS is requesting $600 for the terrestrial invasives program and a further $500 to go towards the aquatic species education and inventory project.
Council approved a variance permit application that will allow Jim and Tracy Noble to build a 2.4 m (8 feet) high fence along their property line.
Council will meet next week with Dr. Michael Slatnick. In December the doctor will begin working at the Greenwood clinic two days per week.
Council approved expenditure of grant funds for new equipment in the ballpark concession.
Council voted to approved changes
to the Regional District Animal Bylaw #1550 that will now limit to three the number of dogs per residential property in the city.
During question period it was reported that individuals have been seen removing soil intended for the ballpark topdressing project.
A resident asked if the city had considered the flooding of the southwest corner of the park each spring that comes from across the road. He asked if the city had any plan for draining that water once the ballpark field is raised.