Council asked that city staff look at the cost of participating in the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s sustainability services.
The request came after a presentation by manager of development services at the regional district Sangita Sudan.
Even though Nelson isn’t currently participating in the program on a financial level, Mayor John Dooley said the city is participating on a board level.
City manager Kevin Cormack said the potential cost of participating in the program is nearly $40,000, which Dooley said is the equivalent of a one per cent tax increase.
“The taxpayer pays,” he said.
Councillor Macdonald said the sustainability service is “invaluable at the regional level.”
“It’s a place where we can work on the regional level. For the most part we are all carved out but there are few opportunities like this where we can work together,” said Macdonald.