Coldstream Council News


                    Coldstream Mayor and Council elected November 2011- 2014


Jim Garlick

Phone: 250-307-9490


Click here for:
My Letter re:
Council ExpensesMy_Letter_Re%3ACouncil_Expenses.html

       Maria Besso                                                                  Pat Cochrane                      Doug Dirk                        

Phone: 250-558-3450                                                      Phone: 250-545-1940          Phone: 250-545-3701       

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                Richard Enns                            Peter McClean                                              Gyula Kiss

       Phone: 250-542-8302                           Phone: 250 549- 4637                    Phone: 250-545-8772  

                                                                                                                             Link To Councillor Kiss’s Blog


For this Term the Committee structure has been changed in Coldstream :

The Following Committees have been eliminated:

The Kalavista Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The Environmental Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee

The Economic Advisory Committee

The Agricultural Advisory Committee

These Committees have been replaced by a Committee of the Whole (COW) that meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month at 6:00 pm in the Coldstream Municipal Hall - 9901 Kalamalka Road.  

                                         Meetings are open to the Public. Everyone is Welcome!!!

For more information on Agenda’s or meeting Cancellations please contact the District or click on the Link below:

The District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6
Tel: (250) 545-5304
Fax: (250) 545-4733

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays

Regular Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 pm, these are also open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come and watch.


  Full public Agenda packages are available at the link above - click on Mayor & Council - then Council Minutes and Agendas.

Other Committees of Council meet on an as needed basis:

Finance Committee  ( All Council)

Fire Department Liaison Committee ( Councillors Cochrane,Dirk, Enns, McClean)

Agricultural Planning Commission (APC) (Councillors Cochrane and Enns)

Municipal Works Yard -Mechanic’s Shop Building Committee ( Councillors Besso, Enns, McClean)

Coldstream Is also part of the Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO)  and the Greater Vernon Parks, Rec, and Culture and Greater Vernon Water Functions of the Regional District.

The Coldstream Representative on the RDNO Board is  Councillor Doug Dirk, with Mayor Jim Garlick as his alternate.

The RDNO has a Greater Vernon Advisory Committee (GVAC) that has two reps from Coldstream, they are:  Mayor Jim Garlick, and Councillor Gyula Kiss.  The alternate representatives are Councillor Doug Dirk ( for Jim Garlick) and Councillor Maria Besso ( for Gyula Kiss).

Meetings for RDNO are held at the Regional District Office on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm

Meetings for GVAC are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 8:00 am. All meetings are open to the public, everyone is welcome!  Click on the Link Below to see the exact dates of meetings and Agenda Packages. Special Meetings are often scheduled - particularly for Parks and Water issues so please check the RDNO website.

Regional District of North Okanagan

Phone:                        Fax:

250-550-3701                      250-550-3700


9848 Aberdeen Road

Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9

                       Hours:   8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday


click here to link to Water Devolution IssuesWater_Devolution.html

Coldstream....Rural Living at its best!

Please note this web page is strictly to convey information to the pubic, that is already in the public domain. Any opinions expressed on my website,, are strictly my own and do not represent those of Coldstream Council!  Councillor Maria Besso

Mission Statement:

"We, the Council of the District of Coldstream, are committed to a long-range plan for Coldstream, which fosters orderly growth and which enhances rural living at its best. Our mission is to make this a living plan supported by efficient fiscal management, appropriate policy and procedure development, and effective delivery of services."

Click here for: Mayor Garlick’s  Letter re: Water Source ChangeMayors_water_letter.html
Click here for: 
Letter re: 
Parks Devolution Mayors_letter_on_Parks_Devolution.htmlMayors_letter_on_Parks_Devolution.htmlMayors_letter_on_Parks_Devolution.htmlMayors_letter_on_Parks_Devolution.htmlMayors_letter_on_Parks_Devolution.htmlMayors_letter_on_Parks_Devolution.htmlMayors_letter_on_Parks_Devolution.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2shapeimage_6_link_3shapeimage_6_link_4shapeimage_6_link_5
Current Issues:
Coldstream Creek - Pollution Prevention Order
BC Transit Review-Wed July 6th, 7-8pm at Coldstream School
Agricultural Area Plan-Public Hearing Mon.June 27, 2011
GDH Boat Facilities Study 
Parks Review
Water Review
Click here to see a copy of the Coldstream Creek Video and 2011 Water Quality   

College and RDNO Announce 40 yr lease agreement for Community Sports Facility

This is an edited version of the Okanagan College/ Regional District of the North Okanagan joint press conference announcing the signing of a 40 year lease agreement between the College and RDNO to develop an Olympic sized running track and regulation size football facility as part of of multi-use sports facility on 10 acre parcel of ALR land that belongs to Okanagan College.HOME_files/political_salaries_gvsc_combined_2011-1.xls

Greater Vernon Council and Directors Remuneration Comparison for 2010  Coldstream, Vernon, Electoral Area B and C.