City council briefs: Signed, sealed and delivered
Kamloops city council will send another letter to Canada Post expressing its concerns about changes to the way local mail is sorted.
Since Nov. 4, mail posted in the city has been sent to Vancouver for processing.
According to a letter to council from Canada Post vice-president Susan Margles, the change won’t lead to job losses in Kamloops, but will reduce some of the company’s operating costs.
Margles wrote that most of the mail in the city isn’t going to other Kamloops residents and the change won’t slow delivery.
However, Coun. Pat Wallace said she still has concerns about the long-term effects of the plan on city residents and postal workers and asked Mayor Peter Milobar to write the company again. Council agreed to the request unanimously.
City gets one more voice on TNRD
Kamloops’ share of directors on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board will increase in 2013.
Because of its growing population, as reflected in the 2011 census, Kamloops will have six seats on regional district board instead of five, increasing the total number of board members to 26 from 25 in 2012.
In a secret-ballot vote at the Tuesday, Nov. 27, council meeting, councillors Pat Wallace, Nancy Bepple, Marg Spina, Tina Lange and Mayor Peter Milobar were re-appointed to the board.
Coun. Ken Christian will take the new seat.