City council voted to have notices posted that a one-hectare lot on Spurraway Road could be subdivided into four properties.
Coun. Ken Christian was alone in opposing the move Tuesday.
Ross and Paula Jensen bought the large lot in the 1990s with the intention of subdividing it in the future to fund their retirement. Paula Jensen told council they paid for electrical and water services and a road.
Christian’s concern was about the cumulative effect of increased density on the septic tanks in Rayleigh.
Coun. Pat Wallace asked if backup septic was required, and if there was enough room on the land.
City development and engineering services director Marvin Kwiatkowski said there would be a covenant on the lots, but there was adequate space.
Get rid of discrimination
City council proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Paul Lagace with Kamloops Immigrant Services invited councillors to the agency’s event that day, which includes a gathering at 10 a.m. at the North Shore Spirit Square, followed by a fundraiser and gathering at the KIS office on Tranquille Road.
Hug a business, Kamloops
They provide jobs, pay taxes and contribute to volunteer efforts in the community.
And for those reasons as well as others, City council proclaimed March 10 to 16 as Business Appreciation Week.
Resident wants parking on widened Highland Drive
While Juniper residents are happy the City is finally widening Highland Drive, the new curbs that are being installed will make it tough for those who like to park roadside and hike into the bluffs.
Tony Brumell told council Tuesday residents park on the shoulder to access some of the benchlands to walk their dogs, hike or mountain bike.
City development and engineering services director Marvin Kwiatkowski said that point was made at last week’s open house meeting on the project. City staff are looking into it.