Delegations begin new year at Council meeting

Three delegations sought the attention of Mayor and Council during the regular meeting held on Jan. 20.

During the regular meeting of council on Jan. 20

During the regular meeting of council on Jan. 20

Three delegations sought the attention of Mayor and Council during the regular meeting held on Jan. 20.

Sandy Croteau, finance manager for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) gave an overview of the 2014 goals, objectives and budget of the RDOS. Public consultations are in progress now and viewing of general budget documents can be viewed at The budget bylaw will receive the second and third reading in March, with adoption taking place no later than March 31.

Sgt. Barry Kennedy, the new officer in charge of the Princeton RCMP Detachment visited council to introduce himself.

During his 24 years of service, Sgt. Kennedy has worked in North Vancouver, with the RCMP Musical Ride, Vernon, Golden and most recently, McBride, B.C.

Sgt. Kennedy will be providing council with quarterly policing reports and plans to meet with various community groups to discuss the goals of the community to assist in setting detachment priorities.

Mayor Armitage welcomed Sgt. Kennedy, thanking him for coming to Princeton and for including council in his community consultations.

Paul Bedard, president of the Princeton Exhibition Association (PXA) presented council with a report on the accomplishments of the association in 2013 and of the plans for 2014.

Highlights of the accomplishments include; a major electrical upgrade made possible with funding from the RDOS, handicapped access upgrades, barn renovations, improvements and re-builds in the poultry and 4-H areas and a 400 foot extension of the fence line.

Plans for 2014 include continued improvements to emergency exits, walkways, railings and stairs; repairs and replacement with the horse barns; emergency lighting upgrades; concession improvements; bathroom upgrades; water lines repair and replacement and the beginning of a Knapweed eradication program.

With a motion made by Councillor Pateman and seconded by Councillor Harkness, the Council appointments for 2014 are adopted. (These are the committee and community liaison positions each member of council are responsible for.) Visit to view.


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