Coun. Tyler McCauley made a motion to adopt the final reading of the Wood First Bylaw No. 417, 2016 at the regular council meeting on Wednesday, February 10th. His decision was seconded by Coun. Todd Logan and the duo were unanimously supported by the rest of council.
The bylaw encourages the use of wood as a primary building material in the design and construction of municipally funded building projects to promote natural resource sustainability, which includes a strong desire on the part of council to reduce the village’s carbon footprint.
The decision stems from the Government of B.C.’s Bill 9 — Wood First Act to use wood as the primary building material in the design and construction of municipally funded buildings. Previously, at their regular Wednesday, January 27th meeting, the Village of Radium Hot Springs council had created a resolution to adopt the first three readings of the Wood First Bylaw No. 417, 2016.