Oliver Town council meeting today and tomorrow with regular business and the second go at the water and sewer budgets.
Council has approved a $3000 grant to the 232 Bighorn Squadron, Air Cadets – a part share of a $35,000 cost of 42 solar panels at a unit price of $700. The squadron has raised $9000 so far including the Town grant. Fund raising continues. The organization expects to save $4000 in electrical fees once the project is complete. Decision confirmed at regular meeting.
Council has agreed with a staff request to arrange a 30 year lease from the BC Government on a 3.290 ha piece of Crown land south of the old Rustico Winery (it is called the Road 16 pit and has been used by SOLID/Town for many years. There is no fee but the province does have some concerns about it use.
Council has okayed a plan to expand it’s “Good Citizens” and Volunteer Appreciation events. Staff will work with the Regional Director and the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society to finance the project.
Tonight Council is expected to award a contract to Munday Media and Design for a new look at corporate branding for the municipality. The cost just over $44,000 – much of which will be paid for by a grant from the provincial government. Munday Media is a local company. The recommendation came from the Downtown Action Plan committee. Oliver’s corporate branding was designed in the 1990 and all concerned believe it has merit but needs to redefined with a focus to making it better known. Decision confirmed at regular council meeting.