By Raven Nyman
Village council meeting decisions
At the meeting of Clinton council on Wednesday, April 11, council approved the installation of a new Clinton Geocache at the perimeter of the Village’s Dog Park on Cariboo Avenue. Council also voted to endorse the 2018–2020 Data Sharing and Licensing Agreement for the GeoBC Atlas Integrated Transportation Network on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resource Management and Rural Development.
During the April 11 meeting, council also voted to decide on service providers for two Village projects that are in the works. Shauna Noyes was chosen to provide architectural services for the new public works building, in the amount of $25,000, while AC Eagle was chosen as the contractor for the Upper Clinton Creek Reservoir Dam Break Analysis Project in the amount of $9,400.
The April 11 meeting also marked the occasion of the first reading of Bylaw No. 552, the Five Year Financial Plan (2018–2022).
Village of Clinton announces Community Clean-Up event
The Village of Clinton has announced a three-week-long Community Clean-Up event that will run from Monday, April 23 to Saturday, May 12.
This environmentally friendly initiative is a great way to follow up on Earth Day, which took place on April 22—the same day that the Clinton Communities in Bloom committee hosted their annual Seedy Sunday event at the Memorial Hall.
The clean-up event will begin with street sweeping, and will conclude with the Eco-Depot’s Free Dump Day on May 12. During the three weeks of clean-up, residents are recommended to “rake it, plant it, prune it, trash it, clean it, sweep it, wash it, haul it” and, of course, recycle (it)!
Street sweeper comes to town
To kick off the Village’s Community Clean-Up, the street sweeper will be in town from Monday, April 23 until Friday, April 27.
All Clinton residents have been asked to please park clear of the roads where possible to allow the sweeper to work efficiently. Residents can also aid the sweeper by sweeping their own sidewalk sand and grit residue out onto the road for clean-up.
The Village thanks all residents in advance for their co-operation in these efforts.
Online registration now available for Kids Rock Camp
Online registration is now available for Kids Rock Camp, a summer camp hosted annually at Big Bar Lake Provincial Park. This year, the Kids Camp will take place from July 8 to 12, while the Teens Camp runs from July 13 through 19.
If you don’t mind paying the small service charge, registering your child online for Kids Rock Camp is by far the easiest way to sign up. To register online, simply visit www.kidsrockcamp.com.
“Plant and Sip” will teach gardeners a thing or two
You’ve heard of “Paint and Sip”? Clinton’s Communities in Bloom committee will host a special “Plant and Sip” event on Thursday, May 24 at As the Crow Flies, 1522 Cariboo Highway. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be conducted in the style of a workshop, with alcoholic beverages available.
Stay tuned for more details about the event as they arise, but for now, be sure to mark the evening on your calendars if you are interested in participating. The workshop will be a great opportunity to get some ideas—or even a head start—on your entry into the Funky Flower Pot contest this year.
2018 Clinton Annual Parade: “After the Fire”
This year, Clinton’s Parade committee has decided that the theme for the 2018 Annual Parade will be “After the Fire”. The parade will take place on Saturday, May 26, and marks the beginning of an exciting Rodeo weekend in the Village.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday with participants meeting to line up along Cariboo Avenue at 9:45 a.m. The Parade Marshall will then assign each participant their position in the parade, and all winners will be judged and awarded their ribbons before the parade commences.
For those interested in entering a float into the parade, you’ll need to fill out an entry form, which can be obtained by contacting Christine Rivett by phone at (250) 459-2549, or by email at email@example.com.
Categories for the parade include Best Bike, 4-Wheeler, Wagon, or Auto; Most Original; Best Costume; Best Out of Town; Equestrian; Non-profit; and Commercial.
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