Sooke Council Briefs – April 11

Procedure bylaw; grant money; mountain bike partnership; Sooke Saltwater Series

  • Apr. 13, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Procedure bylaw needs more study

Study it once. Study it twice. And study it some more.

Proposed amendments to Sooke council’s procedure bylaw came back to councillors at their last meeting and was sent back for more study.

The bylaw establishes general rules to be followed by council and its committees in conducting business.

Now, corporate services director Gabryel Joseph will meet with each councillor and bring proposal and changes back to a future committee of the whole meeting for more discussion.

 

Grant money given to Transition House

Council approved a transfer of grant money from Sooke Residents in Needs Society to Sooke Transition House.

The $4,091.13 grant is for the police-based victim services program.

Sooke Residents in Needs Society no longer runs the program and the provincial responsibility was transferred to Sooke Transition House on April 1.

 

Mountain bike partnership ends

The District of Sooke has ended its five-year partnership with the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association.

The annual partnership fee is $1,500, but was not budgeted in the district’s five-year financial plan.

Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association promotes mountain bike tourism throughout the province.

 

Saltwater Series receives sponsorship

Council is again sponsoring the Sooke Saltwater Series.

The event is a series of fishing derbies held throughout the year in Sooke.

Council approved an annual $500 sponsorship.

 

 

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