Let’s meet by phone

  • Feb. 6, 2006 6:00 p.m.

Regional district directors who can’t make it to Prince Rupert may soon be able to attend meetings by telephone, thanks to new provincial regulations, says administrator Janet Beil.
Previously, regional district directors were required to be physically present at a meeting in order to vote, Ms Beil said. The Skeena-Queen Charlotte regional district meetings are usually held in Prince Rupert, and island directors are often unable to attend due to adverse weather conditions.
At their Jan. 27 meeting, directors gave first, second and third reading to a bylaw which will allow them to attend meetings and vote via conference call, following the change in provincial regulations. Ms Beil said the bylaw should be given final reading this month.