Council briefs – from dogs to steel cats

All about heritage funds, deer, soft plastics recycling, jaguars and the 2016 meeting calendar

Deer information headed for council

A report from staff is expected to come to council in the next few weeks. The informational report is expected in the wake of the local deer count wrapping up the Oak Bay requirements of its cull permit, along with recent announcements in the Kootenays where longtime mule deer culls are turning to relocation programs and ready-made projects applying for the province’s first round of $100,000 funding.

Heritage cash flows through district

The Victoria Foundation donated $1,021 to the Oak Bay Heritage Foundation.

Because Foundation distributions of money must be made to organizations with Canada Revenue Agency charitable status – which the Heritage Foundation does not have – the money flows through the District of Oak Bay. As a municipal government, the district can issue official receipts for tax purposes that meet Victoria Foundation’s guidelines.

Recycling depot

Pacific Mobile Depots recycling days will return to Carnarvon Park this year.

Council OK’d depots running from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22 and Nov. 26.

Jaguars set annual meet at Windsor

The steel cats are back in Windsor Park, July 23 for the annual show and shine hosted by at the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria.

The largest Jaguar Clubs of North America-sanctioned show in North America typically draws upwards of 150 cars from as far as San Francisco, plus many from Portland, Seattle and the Lower Mainland.

 

Mark your calendars

Council approved its 2016 meeting schedule. Meetings are set by Oak Bay’s procedural bylaw for the second and fourth Monday of the month and Committee of the Whole is scheduled by the mayor for the third Monday of the month.

Similar to 2015, meetings change to address some holiday times. July and December will see one council and one committee meeting while August has no scheduled meetings.

September features one council and one committee as well, due to the Union of BC Municipalities annual convention slated for Sept. 26 to 30 in Victoria.

Council can, and does, schedule special council meetings should the need arise.

 

 

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