PORT McNEILL—Council approved the addition of four new members to Port McNeill Volunteer Fire Department during its regular meeting Jan. 21.
Garrett Chalmers, Nathan Louvros, Rowan Metcalfe and Dave Murphy, who were each recommended by department staff, were approved in a unanimous council vote.
Community Forest meeting
Council approved Mayor Gerry Furney’s recommendation of the use of council chambers for the next Community Forest annual general meeting, scheduled for a date to be determined in February.
In her report to council, Shirley Ackland noted it is Port McNeill’s turn to host the meeting, which rotates between participating communities Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill. Furney asked if the municipal office would be large enough to hold the attendees, and Ackland assured council it would.
Upon approval of the site, Ackland said she would contact the other participants with a choice of dates to see which would work best for everybody.
Council opened the meeting by welcoming School District 85 trustee Werner Manke, who updated councillors on the progress of the school district’s community meetings to direct a strategic plan and discuss possible redistribution of trustees.
Manke invited each councillor to the SD85 meeting in Port McNeill Jan. 30 and was thanked for his presentation.