Notes from last Nakusp council meeting before new council

The last council meeting before the inaugural meeting with the new council was held on the rainy and slushy Tuesday that was November 22.

The last council meeting before the inaugural meeting with the new council was held on the rainy and slushy Tuesday that was November 22.

Remembrance of the 408

Karen Hamling, the mayor re-elect, shared the photograph the 408 Squadron gave the Village when they came for Remembrance day. As young as they were, Nakusp still managed to beat them in both hockey games they played.

Slippery slope

The building of a new boat launch at the marina looks like it will be postponed until 2014. The BC Hydro project manager, Jesse Brown will be discussing construction options with engineers and will then report to council in January 2012. Outgoing councillor Cam Leitch asked what the issues were, and the mayor replied one major issue was finding a material that will prevent slipperiness on the dock in winter.

Waiting for a sign

Public Works will be replacing business signs on downtown posts with a new matching set of signs once repairs have been made to rusty spots found underneath the old signs. The new signs won’t have specific business names on them; instead, they will give the kind of business found at that location.

Cool your heels

Both the mayor and the CAO recognized that the Fire Department has been kept so busy with writing incident reports for road accidents they didn’t have time to write a departmental report for this council meeting.

Out with the old and in with the new, but not quite yet…

Councillors Cam Leitch and Len Heppner were not given plaques for their service to the community as members of the council, as the plaques didn’t arrive in time for the meeting. Neither seemed distressed by the news, and both mentioned they would be happy to take the respective padded swivel chair which had served them so well instead.

The two were also told that until the new councillors officially took their positions on December 5, they were still on the hook for any meetings that might come up.

Mayor Hamling thanked him and Councillor Heppner for their time as part of the Village council.

“It’s been a real pleasure working on council, a lot of good things got done. It shows what happens when people are positive and work toward solutions. It was a good three years,” said Leitch.


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