Village to conduct resident survey

Keremeos Council agrees to two year contract with bylaw enforcement officer

Keremeos Village Council agreed to proclaim the week of May  20 – 26  Local Government Awareness Week and National Public Works Week at the regular meeting of council on April 2.

Council also received a letter from Brian Dunn requesting permission to place five windbreaks on the village promenade. Dunn also asked for assistance from the public works department to erect the windbreaks, each of which would consist of a prefabricated fence panel.

Council approved  the installation of the panels, along with assistance from public works.

Council also agreed to receive the regional trails master plan for information purposes.

The village agreed to a two year contract  with bylaw enforcement officer Kevin Aschhoff. The contract includes an increase in hourly rate that includes the consumer price index inflation increase for 2013, bringing the hourly rate up to $27.62 an hour from $27.

The village will be conducting a resident survey this year. Villagers will be asked about the quality of life  in the village, service satisfaction with village staff and other questions pertaining to demographics and voting habits.

A zoning amendment was given first and second readings by council. The amendment would create a new P3 utilities zone for two village owned properties. The amendment was needed as the two village properties are not in conformance with the present zoning.