Heavy workload, more workers at regional district

  • Jul. 3, 2006 4:00 p.m.

The regional district has decided to hire two new people to help out with the heavy workload in the Prince Rupert office, says administrator Janet Beil.
The board will be searching for a new manager of operations and a new financial officer, Ms Beil said. The decision came after a two-day workshop June 28 and 29 in Rupert.
Ms Beil said she has kept the regional district operations as frugal as possible over the past five years, but that creating two new positions will obviously cost the district more money.
“Of course it will make your taxes higher,” she said, adding that she will do the best she can to keep the budget pared down.
The regional district board held a brief meeting before the workshop where directors voted to recommend approval of several subdivision applications for properties on the islands, although with conditions regarding road access, the proposed number of lots and setback from rivers. The positive recommendations are for:
o An application by Trevor Brasier and Claire Lavoie to purchase land beside Nadu Road for access purposes.
o An application by the village of Queen Charlotte for a licence of occupation to build a 600-metre road to Stanley Lake.
o An application by the Niho Cattle Company for a subdivision on a property beside the Chown and Sangan Rivers, 10 kilometres east of Masset on Tow Hill Road.
o An application by the Niho Cattle Company for a subdivision at 14000 Tow Hill Road, six kilometres east of Masset on Tow Hill Road.
o An application by Teal Cedar Products for a six-lot subdivision south of Dead Tree Point.
o An application by Teal Cedar Products for a six-lot subdivision south of Lawn Hill.
o An application by Teal Cedar Products for a three-lot subdivision immediately north of Dead Tree Point.
Ms Beil said the regional district will be holding a public hearing on a zoning application for a property on the western side of Naden Harbour, probably sometime in August in Masset. The application, to change the property’s zoning from A-1 to commercial tourism use, is somewhat controversial and has already created quite a bit of comment.

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