Ajaero confirms leaving

Briefs from the June 9, 2014 Greenwood Council meeting.

Dr. Henry Ajaero is leaving the area, Greenwood city council learned at Monday night’s council meeting.

“I and my family have decided to move on, and relocate to a new community,” said Ajaero in a letter to the city.

“This will happen by the end of August 2014. I would like to use this opportunity to thank you for your support and assistance during this period. I would also like to thank the Greenwood city council and community for the opportunity given to me to serve the people.”

Mayor Nipper Kettle said he is hopeful that Dr. Mike Figurski will be able to cover the practice from September through December.

“I am confident we will have full coverage at the end of the day,” Kettle added.

Kettle said other solutions are being explored, including the use of direct video technology that allows patients to consult a doctor using a smartphone or webcam.

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Annual grant-in-aid funding for the Greenwood Heritage Society ($6,740) and the Greenwood Public Library ($6,004) was approved by council.

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Council voted approval for a use permit by Kevin Thorlakson of the Greenwood Inn Saloon for a car meet and social tentatively planned for July 26. Thorlakson was given permission to use the upper and lower parking lots and McArthur Centre. Council also granted his request to close Veterans Lane from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the day.

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Kettle publicly thanked the Greenwood Heritage Committee (museum) for the work put in by the group on the previous Saturday cleaning the courthouse in preparation for visitor’s tours.

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The city and FortisBC will sign a memorandum of understanding that will automatically process eligible PowerSense rebates for future energy efficient equipment purchases by the municipality.

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Kettle reported that Marshall Lake was stocked with fish on June 1 and a dock should be installed by the end of June.

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Administrator Robin Dalziel reported that Patrick Cudworth has been hired as the public works student and head lifeguard Shelby Peters is back at the pool and getting organized for the season. The planned opening date for the pool this year is June 23.

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Dalziel told council that two reports will be released to the public by the end of the month—the Municipal Annual Report is coming up on June 23 and the Statement of Financial Information is due at the end June.

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The administrator also noted that an evaluation tour of the city to view residences that were sent notices to clean up their properties had good results with some showing evidence that they had begun doing the clean-up.

Communication continues with the owners of the Dombrosky property; the city sent them photos of the property and copies of letters of complaint from residents and is awaiting their response.

The administrator said that owners of vacant lots have been contacted and reminded they must keep them mowed.

Dalziel also said a number of danger trees had been identified and are in the process of being cut down.

 

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