The Nakusp and District Museum is hoping to hire an employee for its May to September season. Because it relies heavily on volunteers and donations

Museum seeks funding to hire seasonal employee

Highlights from the most recent village council meeting in Nakusp.

The Nakusp and District Museum has one of the most valuable and diverse collections in small town Canada, but because of its reliance on volunteers, it doesn’t have a properly trained and educated employee and as a result, the Nakusp and District Museum Society (NDMS) feels it can’t reach its full potential.

The society requests the village and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) work together to explore ways for the museum to meet a minimum base funding that would ensure the museum has one employee during its seasonal operation from May to September.

If this happens, the NDMS feels instead of just focusing on being able to stay open, it could shift its focus to more promotional aspects concerning the museum such as creating events that would draw more tourists and locals to the area.


Fire hydrant report

In accordance with a new fire hydrant maintenance policy adopted by the village council back in April, one third of the fire hydrants in town were completely torn down and inspected. Some of the hydrants had either partial maintenance done, such as having certain parts replaced, or were replaced.

The other two thirds of the fire hydrants in the village have been inspected and next year the village will move on to the ones that need repair.

As per the new policy, fire hydrants in the village will have to be inspected every three years.


Arena Roof Project


The Arena Roof Project is complete with the exception of the re-installation of the cladding on the exterior of the auditorium wall and the transition flashing between the auditorium wall and the arena roof membrane. Though final numbers for the project are not in, the project is coming in under budget.


Waterfront Lighting Project

The construction of the lighting project is now complete with the installation of the power kiosks. A dedication ceremony for the project is scheduled for mid-December.


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