Every weekend Q101 will revisit the most talked-about stories of the week in Merritt and bring them to you all in one place. As well as my favourite story of the week.
This week Merritt was talking about Merritt’s most wanted, council remuneration, and drought.
Merritt’s Most Wanted
Merritt RCMP has released their most wanted list. The following individuals have outstanding arrest warrants.
Council Remuneration Changes Proceed
The crux of the bylaw is to bring the council’s and Mayor’s salaries on par with like-sized communities across the province.
The proposed raise would see the Mayor earn $36,582 and Councillors $17,394. Currently Mayor Linda Brown is making $25,984 and Council $15,590.
Drought Leads to Stricter Watering Restrictions for Merritt Residents
In consultation with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the City of Merritt is further increasing watering restrictions. The Coldwater Basin is the driest area in BC and sits at Drought Level 4 (Extremely Dry).
My favourite story is week was about steps being taken inhouse at City Hall to reduce single-use plastics.
Mayor Brown Investigates Reducing Single-use Plastic at City Hall
Here in Merritt reducing single-use plastics has long been on Mayor Linda Brown’s radar. While she’s not prepared to come to the Council table looking for a city-wide ban, Mayor Brown did mention taking some internal steps first.
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