Council receives yearly report

During the Special Meeting of Council, July 16, council adopted the Fire Chief’s response plan for the 2014 fire season.

With a motion made by Councillor Pateman and seconded by Councillor Harkness, council received the Town of Princeton 2013 Annual Report. This report includes information on projects that were finished in 2013, what plans are underway for 2014, the  financial report and the treasurers report including information on the taxation process.

Council also approved the expenditure of $310,286 plus GST for the improvements to the Old Hedley Road from Highway 5A to the town boundary and the expenditure of $110,866 plus GST for the re-paving of Grandby Way and a portion of the Tulameen Road, payable to Peter Bros. Paving.

A motion to approve the issuance of Development Permit 2014 – 01 and that the proposed project be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation for approval, was made by Councillor Harkness and seconded by Councillor Maynard. During discussion, Councillor Pateman asked if the concerns brought to light during the first announcement of the proposal had been addressed. CAO Rick Zerr assured the councillor that the concerns regarding height, parking and access to Highway 5A had been addressed. Council agreed to the issuance of the permit. The proposed project was brought forward by Mr. Kuldeep Randhawa for a commercial/residential mixed use project to be located at 133 Bridge Street (corner of Bridge and Highway 5A)

During the Special Meeting of Council, July 16, council adopted the Fire Chief’s response plan for the 2014 fire season and asked that a release to the public be made at the next council meeting.

During the July 21 regular meeting of council, it was announced that the fire protection boundaries could be extended if necessary.

Depending on levels 1 (low) to 5 (extreme), the fire protection boundaries for the local fire department could grow from 8 to 10 kilometers to 15 kilometers or to Sunday Summit, Sterling Creek Bridge, north end of Allison lake, Tulameen District boundary and Hayes Creek.

For more information and to view full reports, please visit the town website,


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