Rise and Report
At the March 11th closed meeting, Council resolved to release the legal opinion regarding the Role of Water Councillors at the Council table. After further discussion, Council will now allow Water Councillors to attend open meetings with the jurisdiction to participate in water matters only and remain at the table. Water Councillors will also be extended an invitation to participate in agenda review to determine what is and what is not a water matter.
Diversion Start Dates
Council approved the recommendation from staff to start diverting water to fill the canal on April 8th. This decision will prepare the pumphouses prior to irrigation turn-on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Water Quality Summary Report (February 2019)
Council received the rural water and in-town water systems report noting that the water system operation is in winter mode.
In February Oliver had an average Maximum temperature of -0.1◦C with an average Minimum temperature of -6.9◦C. With precipitation recorded at 17.5 mm for February; the normal precipitation from 1981-2010, is 24.9 mm for that month according to Environment Canada.
original decision last council in September 2018