Monday's meeting of the B.C. Mayors' Caucus focused on how to work in conjunction with the Union of B.C. Municipalities, but there were some current issues that cropped up during the discussion, Mayor Peter Milobar said.
"We agreed to continue working with UBCM on a memorandum of understanding around how the two organizations will work moving forward," he said from the UBCM annual convention in Vancouver.
The mayors' meeting was a precursor to the conference.
Milobar said there's a late resolution to the convention that's bound to get a lot of good discussion going. It deals with the province's producer recycling program, Multi Material B.C., that is conflicting with existing municipal recycling efforts.
"That's definitely the No. 1 topic of conversation right now," said Milobar.
Last week, council voted to continue with its current recycling program rather than opting for an undetermined contract with MMBC. The City was given a Sept. 16 deadline to decide whether to sign on, even though terms of a contract with MMBC aren't set and that program won't take glass or plastic film.
Milobar said Monday's mayoral session also looked at how to deal with internal council conflicts. He noted Kamloops council has had some ups and downs, but for the most part has had pretty good internal relations over the years.
"Ours is one of the better functioning councils," he said.