Krystal Weibe presented on behalf of Anhart Community Housing Society, introducing Council to the organization, its philosophy, goals and plans in the City of Merritt. Anhart intends to build an affordable housing complex with approximately 80 units at their 3757 De Wolf Way site. The group anticipates that their development application will be submitted in the next 5-6 months and stated that affordability could be increased if Council allowed an increase to density.
MLA Tegart presented Council with an update regarding issues and efforts affecting citizens in the Nicola Valley. She discussed her efforts to support forestry, mining and agriculture, transit, wildfire and flooding, tourism, economic development, working with youth, and homelessness and mental health. MLA Tegart encouraged Council to come to her with any issues, stating that she will work to get them on the floor provincially.
Marius Auer presented to Council regarding the formation of a Youth Advisory Council in Merritt and presented Council with draft terms of reference for the group.