District of Taylor council news in brief

Highlights from the District of Taylor council meeting on April 1, 2019:

• Council approved issuing a request for proposals for a core services and organizational review of the municipality. The review will assess the district's current service levels, the cost effectiveness of contracted services, projected growth rates, and the demand for new services now and in the future. The district has budgeted up to $57,000 for the review this year.

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• Council adopted 2019-2023 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 832, 2019, which sets the district's budget plan and tax rates for 2019, and forecasts the estimates of revenues and expenditures through to 2023. Click here to read more about the budget.

• Council approved $6,000 in funding to support the Fort St. John Arts Council, which is applying for a grant from the Canadian Department of Heritage to develop an arts, culture, and heritage strategy for the city. The arts council has already secured $20,000 from the City of Fort St. John, and is also looking for $6,000 each from Electoral Areas B and C in support of its application. Read more by clicking here

• Council waived water and sewer charges for the Church of the Good Shepherd. In its request to council, the church noted it is only open 60 days a year, at most, with water use limited to coffee and dishwater.

• Council will write a letter in support of the North Peace Airport Society, which is seeking a $250,000 grant from the Northern Development Initiative Trust for runway rehabilitation.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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