A motion on ‘gaining intervener status’ has been approved at the RDOS
Both the Rural Director Area C – Terry Schafer and his alternate Rick Knodel were hoping for passage of a motion to gain access to the BC Utilities Commission on the two tier rate system review.
We asked Manager of Legislative Services Christy Malden of the Regional District exactly what happened.
“THAT the Board of Directors seek to obtain Intervener Status with BC Utilities Commission on the FortisBC General Rate Application and that administration apply for any funding assistance available to assist with obtaining Intervener status. – Carried
Opposed: Directors Sentes, McKortoff, Bush, Martin”
Administration will now look into the process to become an Intervener.
The City of Penticton and District of Summerland are already registered interveners so we will likely consult with them on what that process may look like said Malden.
Schafer told ODN that the four directors who did not vote in support had thoughts on a more direct approach to the provincial government.