Town employees receive service awards

Acting Mayor Jason Earle presents long time service awards to three town employees during the regular meeting of council.

Service awards were presented to (l-r) Len Liberatore

Recognition for years of service to the Town of Princeton for three employees was extended by Acting Mayor Jason Earle during the regular meeting of council on July 3.

Service awards were presented to Len Liberatore for 35 years and to Bob Coyne and Ken Gibson each for 20 years.

Councillor Kim Maynard has been appointed to serve on the Similkameen Valley Planning Society.

Council has appointed Helen Koning as interim Chief Administration Officer (CAO) for the Town of Princeton.

Council reported their pleasure at attending the numerous events that have taken place late June and the first part of July.

Coun. Harkness travelled to her first RDOS meeting and enjoyed meeting all the directors. She rode with Penticton mayor, Dan Ashton in the Rotary Parade, had a great time passing out candy and said the Canada Day celebrations “were a lot of fun, I am proud of our heritage.”

Coun. Maynard was pleased to have attended the achievement awards ceremony at Princeton Secondary School, noting his pleasure at how “students are so enthusiastic about their education.”  He also reported that the Dinner on the Bridge of Dreams was a successful event. “ Attendance was up 50 percent over last year, all proceeds will go to the Two Rivers Park project,” he said.

Acting Mayor Earle had the pleasure of speaking at this years graduation ceremony. “It was nice to be a part of that,” he said. He also commented on the Bridge of Dreams Dinner stating, “it is a nice evening out—I am looking forward to next year.”

All of council attended the June 21 hospital forum, performed interviews for an interim Chief Administration Officer and attended a farewell diner for former CAO Patrick Robins.

Council received notification calling for nominations for the Provincial Nesika Awards.

This is an award that honours and celebrates BC’s cultural diversity and is presented to an organization, individual or business that contributes to enhancing respect and embracement of the diverse cultures. Council resolved to nominate the Princeton Arts Council for the 2012 award, with Counc. Harkness to follow through with the components to do so.

Council granted permission to Mierau Contractors to work on the Zig Zag project on the weekends, noting that “it makes sense to allow it if they need the time—the project will be completed faster with less interruptions.”

Council ended with the approval of use of the town water and garbage truck for the Little Britches Rodeo.