Council News for District of Central Saanich, July 31, 2015

Items of interest from the council meeting agenda of July 27, 2015

Councillor Alicia Cormier

Councillor Alicia Cormier brought forth the B.C Climate Leadership Plan to council on Monday night, with the motion passed to write a letter with items she would like to see advocated on behalf of the district.

The provincial government released a climate action team back in May, and recently put out a climate leadership discussion paper in July requesting the community’s input. The plan focusses on how the province can work together with municipalities and the public to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach reduction targets. The discussion paper requests input in four areas including the way we live, the way we travel, the way we work and what we value.

The Minister of Environment through the direction by the Premier decided that the most effective way to address climate issues and change is by looking at them from a local level. The public engagement process will go until Aug. 17.

 

More lines to be added to Pickleball court

 

Council approved the addition of lines to the tennis courts to accommodate the growing number of pickleball players who use the court. In addition to this, Councillor Niall Paltiel added an amendment with another line to be added to the tennis court, indicating the height of the tennis net, which was also approved. He said that this was to also compromise with the tennis community, so that they are not just focussed on one sport over the other.

The current tennis court in Centennial will now have four different games on one tennis court, but the lines will take a bit longer as it is a synthetic court material and they are waiting for the custom company to paint on the lines.