Sooke council meeting held on Tuesday, June 14, council made the following decisions:
Council agreed to fund Community Liaison Officer Reservist Constable Scott Rothermel to the tune of $4,000 for his work at School District 62. The program is jointly funding with the school district and five municipalities.
Rothermel works directly with students, teachers, administrators and parents across the school district.
The program has met with a lot of success and many issues have been dealt with immediately without the need for regular police involvement.
Coun. Dave Bennett suggested this become a line item in the 2012 budget.
Council adopted Bylaw No. 495, Latecomer Interest Rate Bylaw, 2011; Bylaw No. 496, Delegation Bylaw Amendment Bylaw (474-1) and Bylaw No. 497, Sooke Core Sewer Specified Area Cost Recovery Amendment Bylaw, 2011 (150-6) was given first, second and third reading.
The Ayre Manor Lodge will see a reduction in their sewer costs which will be based on usage rather than a dwelling unit rate. They will save approximately $2,700 per year.
A Memorandum of Understanding with School District 62 was approved. The MOU was to facilitate the sewer connection for Ecole Poirier Elementary and Journey Middle Schools to ensure that sewer fees paid are fair and consistent; and to foster ongoing cooperation between the two parties.