Nakusp Council notes for March 26

Notes from the Nakusp Council meeting on March 26, 2012.

Outdoor patio café fees introduced

New fees are in effect for businesses that take up space on or near Village sidewalks or streets, thanks to an amendment to Bylaw 632-2.

What’s Brewing on Broadway owner Trish Albertine had known the Village was going to do it, but was surprised to hear that the amendment had been made at the last council meeting.

“I’m not sore about it,” said the storeowner, who has $2 million liability insurance for her outdoor seated area adjacent to the building.

The change is being made to bring the Village in compliance with the B.C. Community Charter, said CAO Linda Tynan.

Allowing some businesses to occupy Village property could be seen as the Village providing assistance to those businesses, something not allowed by the Charter, said Mayor Hamling.

Nakusp Hot Springs rates stay same, for now

Hot Springs rates are not going up, for now. A proposal to increase entry fees at the Hot Springs was not passed, but referred back to staff.

The mayor raised the concern that an increase to the student rate may make the Nakusp Hot Springs uncompetitive, which may mean incoming student groups will choose to go elsewhere.

Springs closed for Spring cleaning

The Nakusp Hot Springs will be closed from April 23-30, inclusive, for Spring maintenance.

Hot Springs part of Village at last

Council voted to expand the Village boundary to include the 165 acres of land where the source of the Nakusp Hot Springs is located. Although the Village owns this parcel, it currently lies within the rural area of the Regional District. Approval was given for the process to expand the Village to include this portion, which will include consultation with the RDCK.

Springs bridge to be replaced

“We were successful in obtaining a $340,000 grant from the Province of B.C. to replace the bridge up at the hot springs,” Councillor Mueller told The Arrow Lakes News, “We will work on it right away to get it complete as soon as possible.”

Hot Springs de-Commissioned

The HS Commission was dissolved and replaced by an advisory committee.

The Commission was veering into administration, said Karen Hamling. The administration at the Hot Springs is very good, said the mayor, so there is no need for the commission.

An appointed advisory committee, made up of ex-commission members will be replacing the commission.

The April 10, 2012 meeting has been cancelled.

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