Cumberland council appointed Mayor Leslie Baird to represent the Village on the Comox Valley Economic Development Society board.
She will replace Bronco Moncrief, a former councillor whose term as a CVEDS director expires next month. Baird will serve a two-year term. Coun.
Conner Copeman was appointed alternate CVEDS director.
The Village provides about $40,000 per year to CVEDS through a service agreement contract with the regional district.
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The Comox Valley Children’s Daycare Society hopes council will allow its lease agreement to continue with modifications for the next school year. It proposes, for instance, to assume responsibility for cleaning
supplies and paper products, and to provide wages for a cleaner.
The society operates the only preschool in Cumberland. It shares a building
with the fire department, recreation centre and other groups.
The society is considering extending its program to a four-hour period to better meet the needs of families and to increase revenue. Pending grant money, it hopes the village will allow a fence to be installed around the climber at the #6 Mine Park, which the preschool uses as a play
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Architects provided council with schematics of the new library to be constructed across from Village Square, fronting onto
Dunsmuir Avenue. The second floor will contain residential units.
The library will be more than 2,750 square feet, about three times larger than the current branch.
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Leona Castle, a candidate in the past municipal election, has been disqualified from being nominated for a position on local government until after the next election because she did not file a financial disclosure statement before the deadline and did not pay a late filing
fee of $500.
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Music video director Sam Shields is featuring the Cumberland Junior High marching band in a video.
Shields has asked council’s permission to close Second Street from halfway down Windermere to Dunsmuir from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19, with intermittent traffic stops from 6 to 8 p.m. The plan is to film the band marching over the hill on Second and into the intersection. Coun. Kate Greening
moved to grant the request with clarification on the location.