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NWCA June 2016 Newsletter

SEE WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO!

If you missed the Community Open House that was held on May 26th, this newsletter provides you with an update.
  • We had about 120 attendees.
  • When asked how many were interested in having a governance study, to find out if our present form of governance...

Gas Tax Rip-Off

At the May 30 Regional Board Meeting the RDCO Board proved again that procedural fairness and integrity are not employed where Electoral Area governance is concerned. Three items were introduced 7.1 The Gas Tax Distribution List , 7.2 Gas Tax Project List & 7.3 Gas Tax Budget Amendment authorizing and funding 7.2 the Projects List....

North Westside Town Hall Meeting

There was a large and enthusiastic turnout for the Town Hall Meeting concerning Governance in the North Westside last night. The Killiney Beach Community Hall was filled to capacity for the first Town Hall Meeting of 2016 to show support for the Governance Committee and request a Provincial Governance Study to determine the best governance model...

North Westside Town Hall on Governance

This is the NWCA Press Release for the upcoming Community Open House meeting this Thursday May 26 2016 at the Killiney Beach Hall at 7:00PM.

Press Release

Governance Committee Holds Open House for North Westside Residents

With water utility costs going up by more than 100% for some residents,...

On-Line Petition for Governance Study

I have received the link to the Governance Study Petition initiated by the North Westside Governance Committee. If you are unsatisfied with the local service delivery, sildenafil cost or level provided currently by the Regional District of the Central Okanagan then please sign in support of a Governance Study. This Provincially...

Census – Please Take the Time

I did my Census online today in about five minutes. I hope that all the households of Central Okanagan West will spend the time to complete and return their form. It is important as this information will help provide all levels of Government with the data needed to plan for Hospitals, Schools, Transit,...

Community Support for Governance Study

A Page on the Fundrazr Web Site has been established to assist in the Governance exploratory effort in the North Westside area. This Page has been set up by the Governance Committee of the North Westside Communities Association to provide funding for incidentals such as media releases, medical newsletters,

NW Governance Committee Meet

The NW Governance Committee met at the Killiney Beach Hall this evening to discuss the Fundraising Site they have established. These funds are intended to be used to supplement Provincial funding for expenses such as venues, sildenafil media, prostate contract expertise in local government...

Governance Committee for North Westside

The North Westside Communities Association is in the process of forming a Committee of residents to address the Governance issues that  seem to be plaguing our "local" services (water, planning, fire, parks & solid waste) and their cost to you as a taxpayer. The inaugural meeting will be held Thursday...

On the path …

Looks like some progress on the path to restore the voice of our communities in their service levels and costs. A meeting has been set in May with Minister Fassbender of the Provincial Ministry for Community, Sport & Culture and his staff with Director Hanson and myself. This is the Provincial Government Ministry that regional...

Regionalization of the E.A. Fire Services

The Electoral Area taxpayers residing in Central Okanagan East & West provide all the funding for the four community fire services; Joe Rich, North Westside, Ellison and Wilson's Landing. These "community" fire services have provided a combined emergency service to their respective communities for over 160 years. During this time there have been no major issues or...

Director Update – 2016 Budget

The upcoming 2016 Budget brings no good news to the Rural Electoral Area ratepayers as taxes & water rates (Public Systems: Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Valley of the Sun/Upper Fintry and Star Place) increased significantly in Central Okanagan West. Electoral Area Planning a budgetary function in to the two EA's (land use, zoning, building etc.) is the major factor...

Director Update – 2015 Budget

It's been awhile since the last update. I have been experiencing a steep learning curve as to how Local Government works, or not. The primary task at hand is to restore a voice for the communities in the Electoral Areas (in my case E.A. West) in regards to the delivery of services...

Director Up-Date

With a couple of Board meetings under my belt I'm finding my new job real interesting and keeping me busy. I will be attending a training session for newly elected officials for a few days next week. This should provide me with a wealth of information and ideas for the issues we face...

Happy New Year 2015

I would like to wish all the residents of Central Okanagan West the best in this new year! I hope it will prove to be an interesting and productive one. The Regional District Offices will be open for business this coming Monday. The Regional Board will be holding the first meeting of 2015 the following week...

Santa in the North Westside

Santa was in the Killiney Beach area getting his list together. Small but dedicated group of children and parents. Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas.

http://youtu.be/xDAHHzWrjGM

A big Thank You goes to the North Westside Communities Association. Another...

North Westside Community Advisory Committee

I met tonight with some residents  of the North Westside community at a meeting sponsored by the North Westside Communities Association. Not a bad turnout for the first meeting. We discussed issues relevant to the community as well as the services and amenities in the area and on the "wish list". I explained...

Electoral Area Director Breifing

This was an informational meeting for the Area Directors for the East and West Electoral Areas. The purpose was to bring both the Directors from these two areas together with the C.A.O. and Department Heads that provide the services to these areas. It was a very informative meeting and I am looking...

Area Advisory Committees for Central Okanagan West

It was my stated position during the election that I would be looking for community input through the use of advisory committees to manage the local services. At inception these committees should be broad based with the goal of representing the local areas input to the issues at hand. As time passes we can develop more...

Inauguration Day

The Regional Board will meet tonight for the inaugural meeting followed by the first Regular Board meeting of the newly elected Regional Board. The public is welcome to attend. I am leaving for town now as I don't want to be late for my first meeting! I will post more information as it...

Good Governance

I attended a training seminar in West Kelowna on Wednesday sponsored by the Regional District and hosted by West Kelowna. This meeting was attended by newly elected and returning  Mayors, order Municipal Councilors and Regional Directors. I met staff and elected officials from the West Kelowna area and as far...