City Council has donated 200 bus tickets to Community Connections it can distribute to clients who use the transit service to travel to the Food Bank.
Council has made the donation annually for the past few years
Council has approved a request that the City spend $2,400 for the City staff and Council Christmas Party. Heather Duchman has volunteered to organize the annual party, which will be held Dec. 4 at the Community Centre. The money is being drawn from Council’s special presentation budget
Geoff Battersby, Ross McPhee, Phil Welock, Dale Morehouse, Peter Frew, Loni Parker and Chris Johnston have been re-appointed as directors of the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation.
Council also decided to re-appoint David Johnson, Geoff Battersby, Peter Frew, Graham Inglis, Phil Welock, Barry Konkin and Antoinette Halberstadt as directors of the Revelstoke Community Energy Corporation.
The City issued eight new business licences in September. They went to Jade Mountain Wellness & Acupuncture, Hydro-Tech Plumbing and Heating, Wedgewood Weddings and Events, MJO Drafting, Nectar tea Bar, The Soccer Shoppe, T-Shirt Rings and Mama Bear’s Daycare.
These bring the number of active business licences in Revelstoke to 816. That’s down from 840 in September 2008.
The City issued 19 building permits, worth $921,000 in September. So far this year the value of new building is $10.3 million — just over one third of the total that was reached a year ago when the total value to that point exceeded $30.5 million.
Construction has begun for a new hosting facility Centennial Park to assist groups using the facility for tournaments and other special events.
Staff had raised $160,000 towards the cost of the facility, which is expected to come in at $209,000. The City applied to the Economic Opportunity Fund for $49,000 to cover the shortfall.
Council has approved a request from Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services to incorporate a Fire Fighter Memorial as part of the landscaping in front of the Fire Hall.
The memorial is intended to pay tribute to active fire fighters and to those that have fallen protecting the lives and property of others.
Councillor Antoinette Halberstadt questioned whether the memorial was needed given that there is a memorial to workers killed on the job down at Centennial Park. Fire Chief Rob Girard told her this kind of memorial has become very common since 9/11. Local fire fighters have raised all of the money for the memorial and the only contribution required from the City, besides a permit to erect it, is cement work for the base of the memorial, which will be a fire bell.