The Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District Board gave first reading to the 2014-2018 five year financial plan at Thursday's meeting.
As part of the discussion, It deferred a decision to select a funding model to top up reserves for the Penticton Regional Hospital's patient care tower.
In other highlights, the board of directors received as information a regional snapshot document that tracks the implementation of the 2007 Sub-regional Growth Strategy.
The snapshot is a collection of performance indicators that can be used to show trends and conditions. This is the fourth year such a snapshot was produced for the board.
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association's Simone Carlysle-Smith provided the district with an opportunity to participate in a community tourism development program. The board of directors voted to form an ad hoc committee to work with the tourism association on this program.
The board approved a motion to support a provincial investigative permit allowing the temporary erection of meteorological towers within Electoral Area F, provided the operator, SB Hedley Holdings Corporation, obtained a temporary use permit from the district prior to development.
The Corporate Services Committee welcomed MP Dan Albas for a visit to discuss shared areas of concern, including changes to medical marijuana regulations, federal grant opportunities, reduction in Canada Post service and First Nations Addition to Reserve legislation.
Further meeting information is available on the RDOS website.