Golden council notes: Budget passes

The Town of Golden Five-Year Financial Plan was adopted during the regular open council meeting on April 9.

  • Apr. 17, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Zoning Bylaw

The Town of Golden held a public hearing to listen to feedback regarding the proposed change in zoning to the former RCMP building.

The Town was proposing to change the designation from “community care” to “community education” to allow School District 6 to use the building (which they currently own) for their alternative school.

There are some proposed renovations to the building, including removing the yellow roof to make it look more residential, and removing the interior offices to create a large classroom.

There were no comments made in the public hearing, and council approved the zoning change in their regular open council meeting the same evening.

Janitorial Services Contract

The Town of Golden Council has awarded a three-year janitorial services contract to Kicking Horse Janitorial.

The company was chosen because written recommendations from previous clients indicate that the Town can expect a higher level of service from Kicking Horse Janitorial, and because they can provide that service at four per cent less than what the Town is currently paying.

The contract covers the janitorial services of five municipal buildings for three years.

Budget Passes

The Town of Golden Five-Year Financial Plan was adopted during the regular open council meeting on April 9.

The document went through some rigorous debate. Due to increases in operational costs, cuts had to be made to avoid a tax increase to cover costs. Council did, however, approve a two per cent tax increase to build up an Asset Renewal Reserve.

The financial plan was adopted without much discussion. Only Coun. Keith Hern opposed, having previously stated that not enough reductions had been made.

 

Just Posted

Your weekly news recap

The Golden Star’s weekly 60-second news recap… Continue reading

Avalanche control scheduled tomorrow on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is scheduled along Highway 1 on Dec 15. From… Continue reading

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke, set to reopen at 7:30 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near the west entrance to… Continue reading

Golden Rockets win one on the road

The Golden Rockets faced off against the Creston Valley Thundercats on the… Continue reading

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Boeser has 2 points as Canucks ground Flyers 5-1

WATCH: Vancouver has little trouble with slumping Philly side

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

Most Read