Regional district approves gas tax-funded project proposals

The RDCO board proposes spending $317,969 to upgrade the regional facility that treats septic tank waste.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan Board has approved submitting three regionally significant projects to the Union of B.C. Municipalities for consideration and approval through the Central Okanagan share of gas tax funding.

Of the total $8.7-million in regionally significant project funding for the Central Okanagan, almost $506,000 hasn’t yet been allocated.

The RDCO board proposes spending $317,969 to upgrade and provide a backup centrifuge at the regional facility that treats septic tank waste; $150,000 for a regional household travel survey and analysis; and $38,000 to review and update the regional air quality management plan.

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Search and rescue

funding request

The regional board will support an application from the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue organization for grant funding under the provincial gaming program.

The volunteer organization hopes to receive a $100,000 grant to help fund the purchase of various pieces of important equipment that will help its members as they perform search and rescue services across the Central Okanagan.

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