Cache Creek Council Briefs – road resurfacing and tax referrals

From the Jan. 12 meeting of the Cache Creek Council.

  • Jan. 14, 2015 8:00 a.m.

From the Jan. 12 meeting of the Cache Creek Council.

Roll Call: Mayor John Ranta and councillors Lisa Dafoe, David Dubois and Herb Hofer. Wyatt McMurray on telephone.

Tax Referral

Council agreed to cover the $345 tax penalty to businessman Derek Nelson. In May he purchased property next to the old Super Save Gas station, which he also owns, but Land Titles failed to notify the Village and he was not sent a tax notice.

Coun. David Dubois questioned if not receiving a tax notice is excuse enough not to pay when you know that you should be receiving it.

“We didn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “Why are we paying for Land Titles’ mistake?”

Coun. Wyatt McMurray explained that the Village wasn’t paying out any money for the error – it just wasn’t collecting the 10 per cent payment for late taxes.

He did pay the $3.449.95 property tax.

Old Cariboo Rd.

The Village is hoping that paving Old Cariboo Road can be fit into the Ministry of Transportation’s schedule this summer when it paves Hwy 1 through town.

Council approved a motion to apply for a $132,710 grant from Strategic Priority Fund – Gas Tax for resurfacing of Old Cariboo Rd.

Coun. Dubois wondered if they needed a survey first.

Administrator Dan Plamondon said the Ministry had one, and they did a walk through to make sure everything was the same.

Mayor John Ranta said the Village had a chance to get the road resurfaced from the Starhouse Restaurant to the Post Office for less than $50,000, but it won’t happen if they don’t get the grant.

Work will take place between June and end of September.

Kinsmen Bingo

Council approved the Kinsmen’s request to use the Community Hall  on Dec. 13 for the  2015 Kinsmen Family Christmas Turkey Bingo.

Senior Bowling

Council approved their use of the community hall on May 5 for their annual bowling tournament.

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