March 19, 2018 Council Facts


Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Following a Public Hearing to receive further input from the public regarding the proposed amendment to replace “offices” as a principle use with “offices which are related to other permitted uses in the light industrial or heavy industrial zones” within the M-1 Light Industrial zone, Council defeated Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981, Amendment Bylaw 1213, 2017. 
To learn more read the staff report, bylaw, and public information package.


Solid Waste Collection Services

Council awarded the Solid Waste Collection Services Contract to Waste Management of Canada Corporation for a term of five (5) years at a base rate of $94.32 per household per year for the term of the contract.  In addition, residents shall be provided with a 240L bear resistant cart with a locking lid designed to reduce wildlife access. Residents will have the opportunity to exchange this cart for the smaller 120L cart if they desire. 
The approximate cost to purchase all the carts (to be purchased through Waste Management of Canada Corp.) is $315,000. There is no cost to the resident for the cart, nor will this result in a tax increase as funding for the carts will be provided through the District’s solid waste reserve. As a result of this change in garbage service delivery, it is anticipated that there will be no increase in garbage fees.
To learn more read the staff report or contact Public Works at 250.425.7760 or by email at

Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control Officer

The District of Sparwood is pleased to announce that Mr. Frank deBoon has been appointed as the new Bylaw Enforcement/Animal Control Officer (BLEO) beginning April 9, 2018.  Mr. deBoon brings a wealth of enforcement experience and local knowledge with him. We look forward to his expertise to continue to maintain and build upon the service delivery standards that our current BLEO, Mr. Mortimer, has established. Although Mr. Mortimer will be retiring in April he will continue in a relief capacity for Mr. deBoon when he is unavailable.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. deBoon and thanking Mr. Mortimer for his service to Sparwood.


Council Procedure Bylaw Amendment

Council Procedure Bylaw 1022, 2009, Amendment Bylaw 1220, 2018 was adopted. This bylaw amends the month under section 9(1) from December to November and the term from three years to four years for when a Councillor is to be designated to act as Mayor when the Mayor is absent or unable to act.
To learn more see the staff report and bylaw.


Easter Holiday Break

There will be NO garbage pick-up on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  Garbage that would normally be picked up on Friday, March 30th will be picked up on Thursday, March 29th and garbage that would normally be picked up on Monday, April 2nd will be picked up on Tuesday, April 3rd.  
Reminder to residents that garbage must be kept in a secure location (garage, shed or inside the house) and placed out for pick-up after 5am on collection day.
If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact Public Works at 250.425.7760 or by email at 

Volunteers Needed to Help with Community Clean-Up & Earth Day 2018 Events

It’s that time of year again! The District of Sparwood is challenging local clubs, workplaces and families to come out on Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd, for our 5th Annual Sparwood Community Clean-up to help pick up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter. Volunteers will be supplied with garbage bags, gloves, and high-vis vests (if desired). 
More details will be provided in the coming weeks! For more information or to register, please contact Jeremy Johnston, Planning Assistant, at 250.425.6829 or email
All community groups, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate and show their civic pride!

Middletown Crossing

In preparation for the work to commence on the Middletown – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements project, Fiorentino Bros Contracting Ltd will soon be burning the remaining slash piles from the 2017 clearing for BC Hydro’s access trail. As such, there will be smoke created, and we ask residents not to be alarmed.  Burning will be completed with a permit from the Ministry of Environment and the Sparwood Fire Department. This will be conducted when venting is good, however unexpected changes to the weather can happen. Equipment will be on site to manage an effective burn.
For more information on the project, visit our website at, which has a project map, status reports, construction updates and a Q & A sheet. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 250.425.6830 or email

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