We started the meeting by closing a unused road in the city, located at 1418 Summit Drive.
CAO Randy Diehl then presented his reports. We approved the construction of a garage at a home located in what is known as the South Thompson Silt Bluffs Red Zone. Council has to approve many developments in this zone so as to ensure that landslide risks are mitigated to an acceptable degree. The appointment of Mr Robert Kelly and Mr Ken Lepin to the city's board of variance was authorized. 2008 to 2010 Permissive Tax Exemptions were granted to the premises of various places of worship and non profit organizations. Last, but not least, your council approved the users fees for the new Tournament Capital Centre beside TRU.
Council debated at length whether to sign on to a new climate action charter proposed by the provincial government and the Union of BC Municipalities. Ultimately, unanimously, we voted to sign. The charter commits us, in principle, to make city hall operations greenhouse gas neutral by 2012.
We proclaimed Community Living Week. And, in response to some developmentally delayed self advocates, we agreed to put up no skateboarding signs in the downtown transit exchange.
We heard a presentation on the BC Ambulance service in Kamloops from Bob Gallagher and Paul Swain.