Heritage Service bylaw rejected by City Council

first_imgA plan to create a Regional Heritage Service Function in the Peace River Regional District may have to be put on hold after Fort St. John voted against being part of the function, until residents give their consent.On Monday, rather than giving its outright consent to the Regional District, City Council voted in favour of suggesting the Regional District hold a referendum, so that residents have a say in whether they would want to fund this type of service.- Advertisement -The Regional District had been proposing a regional heritage bylaw that would allow it to move forward in the process of having sites like the Alaska Highway and the Kiskatinaw Bridge obtain heritage status. It would create a committee to develop proposals for heritage sites, which would be funded by the jurisdictions within the Regional District.The Regional District would collect taxes from the various municipalities, based on assessed property values, to fund the service. In the first year, for example, a residential property owner in Fort St. John with a 2011 assessed value of $350,000 would pay approximately $5.25.In its proposal, the Regional District states that amount could fluctuate year over year based on how much funding is allocated to the service function and someone’s assessed value. Although the first year would be the most expensive to get the initiative started, the City pointed out that the current rates do not take into account the cost of any possible future projects.The City says, in general, when residents have to pay for a new service, they are given the opportunity to vote on it, such as in a referendum.Advertisement However, City Manager Dianne Hunter says there is not enough time to add a question regarding the heritage service function on the municipal ballot for the November election and indicated that it should be up to the Regional District to hold its own referendum.To move forward with the bylaw, the Regional District would require the support of all seven municipalities and four electoral areas across the Peace. Back in June, the Chief Administrative Officer for the Regional District, Fred Banham told Fort St. John City Council that if even one jurisdiction refused to participate, the Regional District would not be able to proceed with the proposed bylaw, which would have to be revised.last_img read more

GAA NEWS – FANAD GAELS U21s BEAT DOWNINGS

first_imgLotto Results:Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10, 14, 18 Bonus 2. No jackpot winner. €100 Jerry Carr, Kerrykeel. €50 Rita Logue, Ballinacrick. Jackpot now stands at €7550. Get your lottos in local shops or from any committee member to be in with a chance of winning our jackpot. 100 Club Draw Results:€500 Maire Ní Cheallachain/Bridin Ní Chearain. €250 Emma McAteer. €250 Bridie Reilly.Under 6, 8 & 10: Under 6, 8 and 10 training this Friday the 16th in Portsalon at 6.30pm sharp. A big thankyou to our senior players Patrick McConigley, Jimmy Coyle, Mark Friel and Ephrim McFadden (who is home on holidays for the summer) and to our two ladies Lisa McConigley and Teresa Coll who coached the boys and girls last Friday evening the 9th, also thanks to Oisin and Oran Shiels and Martin McAteer. Three more senior players are coming along this Friday to take the session. The Bord na nÓg appreciates all the efforts of these people giving up their time to coach the underage teams. All boys and girls are reminded to bring along their gumshield, water bottle and €2 to the training.Under 10’s:The clubs under 10 teams have been invited to take part in the annual St Teresa’s tournament in Belfast on Saturday, 31st August, more info at training this week. Further information contact Martin on 9163472.Seniors and Reserves:Our seniors and reserves play away to Naomh Brid this Saturday 17th. Reserves throw in at 6.00pm and seniors throw in at 7.30pm. We hope to see you there supporting our teams.Under 21’s:Our under 21’s played at home to our neighbouring club Ná Dúnaibh on Tuesday evening. A huge win for our home team. Gaeil Fhánada 5-19 Na Dunaibh 0-9. Well done to all involved. Under 16’s:Our under 16’s played Cloughaneely in Falcarragh on Monday night and came away with an impressive win after a very exciting contest. Fanad entered this game looking for a win to get things back on track after a disappointing result last time out against Termon. Things didn’t start so good in this match either for the boys with Cloughaneely 8 points ahead with 25 minutes on the clock. At this point Fanad burst into life and scored two quick fire goals from John Heraghty and Alan McAteer. A further point from Niall Carr and the teams went in at half time with the deficit at a minimum. The second half was a wonderful advertisement for underage football as both teams came out and put everything they had on the line. It was real end to end stuff with goals flying in at either end. Another two goals from John Heraghty and a goal from Alan McAteer along with points from Niall Carr, Aiden Heraghty and brothers Conor and Oisin McFadden left Fanad leading by two points going into injury time. The game wasn’t over yet and Fanad had to defend for their lives as Paul O’Connor pulled off a couple of world class saves to hold on and give the Gaels the victory on a score of Gaeil Fhánada 5-7 Cloughaneely 5-5. Excellent team performance from the boys.Team and Scorers: Paul OConner, Bernard Martin, Sean Gibbons, Conor McDevitt, Oisin McFadden (0-1), Odhran Shiels, Michael Shiels, Aiden Heraghty (0-1), James Gallagher, Alan McAteer (2-1), Conor McFadden (0-1), Shane McGinley, Niall Carr (0-3), John Heraghty (3-0), Patrick Carr. Subs: Eoghan Carr and Jack Friel for Shane McGinley and Michael Shiels. Not Used: Michael Blaney, Conor Carr, Rory McGettigan, David Ward, Paul GibbonsGAA NEWS – FANAD GAELS U21s BEAT DOWNINGS was last modified: August 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fanad gaelsNoteslast_img read more