I attended this week a gathering coordinated by Mayor Nils Jensen and Councillor Tara Ney that brought together all Council members and municipal Committees and Commissions for a “meet and greet.” Members from Parks and Recreation, including Direc…

I participated this week in a tour of the CRD sewer system that serves Oak Bay and Saanich. The tour, organized by Oak Bay Director of Engineering Dave Marshall, also included Councillors John Herbert and Kevin Murdoch, Oak Bay senior staff Mark B…

Oak Bay Parks and Recreation Proposal A proposal to award the contract for consultant services to construct the recently announced Henderson Recreation Centre expansion was approved after submission of a report from Ray Herman, General Manager. Th…

With media coverage provided by CHEK TV, volunteers, residents, Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen and his wife Jean and Councillors Pam Copley, Cairine Green, John Herbert and his wife Ann and their family, Michelle Kirby and her family, Kevin Murdoch and…

Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 22 – Friends of Uplands Park and the Community Association of Oak Bay invite everyone to attend their second annual Earth Day Picnic Celebration in Uplands Park. Time: 12:00 Noon to 3:30 PM Where: Uplands Park…

Just a quick response to this week’s Oak Bay News news story which states in part, that phone numbers and other contact information for Council members do not appear on the municipal website. This is incorrect — confirmation from Chief Administr…

Municipal Treasurer’s Monthly Financial Reports A monthly financial report prepared by Patricia Walker, Treasurer, was recieved and approved by Council without many questions. As usual, the Treasurer prepares a detailed report and summary that kee…

On May 2, 2012, 7:30 PM, at the Oak Bay Rec Centre, the 5th annual Young Exceptional Star (YES) Awards will recognize local Oak Bay school students, grades 6 – 10, nominated for their exceptional achievement. Co-sponsored by the Oak Bay Child and …

The Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities Conference (AVICC), hosted this year by Ucluelet, was a success on many levels. Mayor Nils Jensen was joined at the conference by Councillors Copley, Green, Herbert, Kirby and Ney and attendi…

Mayor and Council and senior staff completed Budget Estimates this week, ending what was for me a very positive process. With the guidance of Municipal Treasurer Patricia Walker, budget information was clear, well rationalized and well supported b…

A lighter Council Meeting agenda helped us get through the items expeditiously this week, given that we also have Budget Estimates the following evening, starting at 5:30. Chairing in the Mayor’s absence, Councillor John Herbert guided the process…

Budget Meetings Council and staff have started budget estimates’ deliberations, with a first meeting on April 4th to review general budget items. These meetings are open to the public and the next meeting is Wednesday, April 11th starting at 5:30 …