April 2, 2019 Council Facts

UPCOMING DISTRICT MEETINGS

  • SCEEAC Meeting in Council Chambers on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

  • Regular Council Meeting in Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

  • Special (CBT Community Initiatives) Meeting in Council Chambers on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

BUSINESS

Development Variance Permits

  • Draft DVP 2019-002 for Spardell Mobile Home Park
  • Draft DVP 2019-003 for Elk Valley Mobile Home Park

Council withdrew their motion of March 19th to consider authorizing notices being sent out for development variance permit applications for the Spardell Mobile Home Park and the Elk Valley Mobile Home Park. Staff will provide further information on both of these applications for Council’s consideration at the April 16th regular meeting.

  • Draft DVP 2019-004 for 1241 Sycamore Road

Council authorized that notices be sent to the owners and occupants residing within 60m of 1241 Sycamore Road to advise them that Council will be considering varying a section of the Zoning bylaw at the May 7, 2019 regular meeting. If approved, the variance will reduce the side yard setback to 0.6 metres for the purpose of constructing a garage.

If you live within the 60m radius of this property 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 a Hearing on April 30, 2019, or you may submit your comments in writing to the District of Sparwood, Box 520, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 or by email to sparwood@sparwood.ca before noon on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

To learn more see the staff report and application.


Graduated Licensing Program for Motorcycles

Council authorized a letter of support to be provided to the District of Kitimat in their efforts to have the Provincial Government implement the final phase of the graduated licensing program for motorcycles including power restrictions and mandatory training.

To learn more see the request letter.


Early Years Committee

Council approved funding of the Leisure Centre Hall rental for the Sparwood Early Years Committee Kindergym program for 2019-2023. The Committee is a volunteer led community organization that connects service providers with caregivers, families and parents with children aged birth to 6 years of age.

To learn more see the report.


Committee of the Whole Meeting

Council approved the following recommendations from the March 26th Committee of the Whole Meeting:

  • 2019 Community Cleanup will be held on May 4th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm (meet at the Spray Park);
  • Civic Recognition Policy was adopted (this policy amends the date for a volunteer recognition event  to the first Sunday in May and introduces a Volunteer Organization Recognition Award);
  • Storage Sheds on Public Lands Policy was adopted (this policy establishes the guidelines for storage facilities on public lands by organizations);
  • Staff was directed to provide a report to Council on the status of the sports fields located at 421 Pine Avenue (Mountainview School); and
  • Staff was directed to contract an audio-visual specialist to evaluate the set-up in Council Chambers to see how council meeting videos can be improved.

To learn more see the following reports: Community Cleanup; Civic Recognition Policy; Storage Facility Policy; and Council Chambers AV


Engineering Consultant

Council authorized the execution of an agreement between Urban Systems Ltd. and the District of Sparwood for engineering consulting services for the 2019 Public Works capital projects. These projects include:

  • pre-design for upgrades at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP);
  • return activated sludge pump chamber at the WWTP
  • Buckthorn lift station
  • Well #1 and 2 pump upgrades
  • Elk River Crossing walkway lights
  • gravel road seal coating; and
  • various sidewalk replacements

To learn more see the report.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Executive Assistant

The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to assume the newly created position of Executive Assistant.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for a wide variety of administrative duties in support of the CAO and other senior management members. Duties include working closely with all levels of management and employees to coordinate and implement safety programs within the District of Sparwood; performing a wide range of duties to support senior management members with human resource programs and labour relations; and will be responsible for creating and disseminating internal and external communications materials.

The ideal candidate will have a University Degree or Post-Secondary Diploma in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Communications, Public Relations, or relevant discipline; minimum of two years of work experience in human resources, health and safety, and/or communications; complete proficiency with MS Office and other common applications; superior written and verbal communication skills; well-developed organizational and time management skills; and a positive, energetic approach to work.

Applicants are invited to submit their resume, complete with cover letter, in confidence by April 12, 2019 at 16:00 (MDT), quoting competition #3-2019, to the attention of Michele Schalekamp, CAO at mschalekamp@sparwood.ca.


Casual Labourer

Sparwood is looking for interested applicants for a casual labourer position to work with the Sparwood Leisure Centre maintenance team.  The incumbent provides custodial services, removes garbage, sets up and takes down events, assists in the installation of ice surfaces, maintenance of parks, fields, landscaping, snow removal etc.  This is a great entry level position for those interested in becoming a permanent employee at the District of Sparwood.

Applications including a cover letter, resume and references may be forwarded to Box 520, 367 Pine Avenue, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 or via email to the attention of Duane Lawrence, Director of Community and Facility Services at dlawrence@sparwood.ca no later than April 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

For a full job description visit www.sparwood.ca/jobs The current wage is $26.78.

OTHER INFORMATION

Sweep! Sweep!

Our spring street sweeping program is underway. The purpose of the program is to remove sanding material and debris that has accumulated on roads and boulevards from winter road maintenance.

Conditions around the equipment performing these tasks are extremely dusty with limited visibility for the operators. Motorists should exercise extreme caution when approaching or passing the equipment.

Residents are asked to refrain from parking on the streets, boulevards and medians while the sweeper is in the area as we rely on the cooperation of vehicle owners to complete these activities.


Responsible Pet Ownership

Let’s work together to keep our public spaces safe and clean. Please pick up after your dog and remember to keep your dog on a leash. Thank you for your cooperation.

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