UPCOMING DISTRICT MEETINGS
- Committee of the Whole Meeting in Council Chambers on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
- Regular Meeting in Council Chambers on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm
GNS Industrial Trailer Services
Josh Skoreyko and Adam Mandryk of GNS Industrial Trailer Services (GNS) made a presentation to Council on a proposed temporary housing project to accommodate approximately 150-200 contract workers in the area over the next 24-36 months. GNS indicated that they have identified an area, 8000 Highway 43 just north of Rivercrest Cemetery, suitable for the project with a goal to have the Lodge fully operating within 4-5 months.
To learn more see their proposal.
Development Variance Permit - 1353 Cypress Drive – Rear Yard Setback
Council authorized that notices be sent to the owners and occupants residing within 60m of 1353 Cypress Drive to advise them that Council will be considering varying a section of the Zoning Bylaw at the October 1, 2018 regular meeting. If approved, the variance will reduce the rear yard setback from 7.62 metres to 4.0 metres to allow the owners to construct a deck.
If you live within the 6m radius and believe you will be affected by this variance, please share your comments with Council. You will be provided an opportunity to be heard at the October 1, 2018 Council meeting, or you may submit your comments in writing to the District of Sparwood, Box 520, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10:00 am on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Sparwood Well #4
Council awarded the contracts to Projex Infrastructure Ltd. of Langley, BC for the “Sparwood Well #4 Watermain” project for the price tendered at $3,648,504.20; and 898845 Alberta Ltd. (operating as Link Buildings) of Pincher Creek, AB for the “Sparwood Well #4 Pumphouse” project for the price tendered at $917,000.45.
Parent and Tot Fun Times Program
Council approved a request for funding from the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre for the Parent and Tot Fun Times Program for facility rental fees for the years 2018 to 2022. The Parent and Tot Fun Times Program has been providing a free opportunity for parents and their children ages 0 – 5 to gather, learn and interact since 2005.
To learn more see the staff report.
122 Centennial Street
Council authorized that notice be posted of Council’s intention to consider allocating $8,000 for reconfiguring and improving accessibility on the sidewalks with and abutting 122 Centennial Street. The Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society (the “Society”) has requested reconfiguration of District property at 122 Centennial Street to accommodate accessibility needs to their property. The Society has committed $3,000 towards this project.
To learn more see the staff report.
Administrative Fees and Charges Bylaw
Administrative Fees and Charges Bylaw 1237, 2018 was adopted. This bylaw establishes a new fee for assessing applications to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation branch for a non-medical cannabis retail store or liquor store licence.
To learn more see the bylaw.
Zoning Bylaw Amendment
Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981, Amendment Bylaw 1234, 2018 was given second reading as amended and a public hearing was scheduled for October 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm. The bylaw amendment proposes to regulate the (private) retail sale of cannabis in Sparwood within the C-1, C-3 and C-4 zones.
If you believe you will be affected by this amendment and wish to share comments with Council prior to their consideration, you may submit your comments in writing to the District of Sparwood, Box 520, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 or by email to email@example.com before 10am on Oct.1/18.
Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw
Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw 1233, 2018 was given first reading. This bylaw proposes to:
- remove any fine reductions for tickets paid within 30 days related to obstruction or safety matters,
- include fines for non-compliance with the new Community Standards Bylaw, and
- remove schedules for the bylaws that were replaced because of the new Community Standards Bylaw.
Officers and Officials Bylaw Amendment
Officers and Officials Bylaw 1026, 2012, Amendment Bylaw 1238, 2018 was given three readings. This bylaw will amend some of the powers, duties, and functions of the Director of Corporate Services.
All Candidates Forum
An "All candidates Forum" hosted by the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm at the Curling Rink, 367 Pine Avenue.