Students from Miss Foster’s and Mrs. Jackman’s classes at Rossland Summit School gave a presentation to Rossland city council on Monday night.

Young Rossland students ask council to approve location for gift cupboard

Rossland Summit School students asked city council for permission to place a gift cupboard somewhere in town.

Students from Grades 1 and 2 at Rossland Summit School are building downtown Rossland out of gingerbread and will be raffling off sections to raise money for a community project.

Proceeds from the raffle will go toward a gift cupboard that the students want to install somewhere in Rossland. It will contain things like bandaids, tissues, soap, shampoo and kids’ mittens and socks.

Two of the students presented their project to city council at Monday night’s council meeting, and asked council for permission to install the cupboard in either Harry Lefevre Square or Esling Park. The cupboard would be a permanent installation. Council will consider the request at a future meeting.

Council faces decisions regarding mid-town lands

Mayor Kathy Moore and council considered a request from city staff to hire CTQ Consultants to prepare a Mid-Town Lands Development Strategy, but ultimately decided that council wasn’t ready to make that decision.

Councillor Lloyd McLellan made a motion for council to accept staff’s recommendation, but the mayor and other councillors felt that council needed to meet to discuss the future of the former Emcon lot first. Because the funds to prepare the development strategy are principally being provided through a $10,000 Rural Dividend Grant, which must be spent by June 2017, council will need to meet soon.

Council holds off on choosing internet service provider

Council deferred a recommendation from staff to sign a three-year service contract with Shaw for internet and phone service so it could get feedback from the city’s Broadband Initiative Committee on the different service providers. Council was interested in supporting Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC) by using its internet service, but the city would still need to contract with another provider for phone service, and for internet service to city facilities outside the CBBC’s service area.

2017 council committee assignments

Mayor Kathy Moore: council liaison to Rossland Broadband Initiative Committee; council representative for Community Groups Committee/Downtown Business Group, Administration and Personnel Committee, Communications Committee, Sewage Committee, and Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District; alternate representative to Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) and Liquid Waste Management Plan Committee.

Councillor Aaron Cosbey: council liaison to Rossland Broadband Initiative Committee; alternate liaison to Sustainability Commission; council representative for Administration and Personnel Committee, and Arena Group.

Councillor John Greene: council liaison to Heritage Commission, and Design Review Panel; alternate liaison to Tourism Rossland; council representative for Community Groups Committee/Downtown Business Group.

Councillor Marten Kruysse: council liaison to Tourism Rossland.

Councillor Lloyd McLellan: council representative for Administration and Personnel Committee, Sewage Committee, RDKB, Liquid Waste Management Plan Committee, and Arena Group; alternate representative to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District.

Councillor Andy Morel: council liaison to LCCDT, and Rossland Public Library.

Councillor Andrew Zwicker: council liaison to Sustainability Commission, and Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association; council representative for Community Groups Committee/Downtown Business Group, Communications Committee, and Arena Group.

City Hall holiday closure

City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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