Keremeos Council heard from Jodi Hansen and Angie Vriends of White Kennedy Accountants regarding the state of the village’s financial statements at the regular meeting of council on May 5.
Council received the financial statements, later also giving approval to the 2014-2018 financial plan.
Council received a request from Keremeos Community Church for permission to erect a tent for cowboy church during rodeo weekend, May 17-18. Council granted the request.
Council received the fee for service agreement from Similkameen Country Development Association.
Council agreed to proclaim June 7 as National Health and Fitness Day in the village, acting on a request from Alex Atamanenko.
A grant in aid request to Kars Under the “K” for $500 was carried.
The Keremeos Elks made a number of requests to council witih respect to traffic control services and detouring of traffic for the Elks Rodeo Parade on May 19.
Councillors Thielmann and Arlow delivered written summaries to council describing their participation in the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) conference, which took place during the first week of May.
Staff presented to council a report describing reasons for initiation of a protocol agreement with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, further seeking council’s approval for the mayor and CAO to begin discussions with the LSIB regarding the creation of a protocol agreement for communication and cooperation. Council accepted the report and the recommendation.
Staff reported to council their intention to bring forward contravention reports on a number of properties in the village. In preparation of this action, staff advised council of the purpose of notices on titile, filed under section 57 of the Community Charter. Council received the report for information purposes.
Council adopted the 2014 -2018 financial plan and the tax rates bylaw for 2014.