Balfour residents are going to the polls in June to vote in a referendum to determine the direction the community wants to take regarding the water system upgrades.
Monday, more than 65 residents attended a public meeting as Regional District of Central Kootenay staff presented information about the project goals, finances, and proposed water rates.
With parking space already at a premium in the city’s downtown, the premium people pay to park is now going up.
City council approved third reading on a change to the per hour rates they charge for metered parking, increasing the cost by 25 per cent, from $1 per hour to $1.25.
There is certainly a range of other issues regarding parking and the condition of city roads that need to be discussed at the council table, said Coun. Michael Daily, but the rate rise for parking was not one of them.