Neighbours of a log peeling and debarking operation in Dallas that wasn't made permanent because of a downturn in the industry are getting notified the company wants a second two-year temporary permit.
The Fuso operation at the Campbell Creek industrial park has already had a two-year permit, development and engineering services director Marvin Kwiatkowski told council Tuesday.
The company set up at 8120 Dallas Drive and had plans in 2005 to create a specialty yard. But the lumber sector began to slide economically, so nothing happened on the property except some paving and landscaping.
In 2011, Fuso got its first temporary use permit. The company can't get another extension in two years if this second permit is granted.
Gender-neutral washroom gets added to 2014 plans
City councillors are putting a pilot project for a stand alone gender-neutral/family washroom at Riverside Park.
Council voted unanimously Tuesday (with the absence of Coun. Arjun Singh) to put the project on the 2014 budget list. If the budget allows, the washroom will be installed in the park next summer.
City goes gold for startups
Council is supporting the inaugural Startup Weekend Kamloops event to the tune of $1,000.
Council voted unanimously Tuesday to be a gold sponsor for the event, with the money coming from council's contingency fund.
Coun. Nancy Bepple said the City fosters young athletes and different environmental groups.
"We should foster some geeks," she said.
Startup Weekend is slated for Oct. 4 to 6 at Thompson Rivers University and is expected to attract 50 to 75 people. The event involves networking, learning and bridging gaps between trades for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Participants come with ideas and inspire others to join their teams. They look at customer development, validating ideas and build a minimal viable product. By the end of the weekend, they demonstrate their prototypes and get feedback.