September 17, 2019 Council Facts

UPCOMING DISTRICT MEETINGS

  • Regular Meeting in Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm
  • Town Hall Meeting at Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 101 Pine Avenue on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm
  • Regular Meeting in Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting in Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

DELEGATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Betty Lou Killen and Carol Davis Jamieson of REConsulting Group provided an overview to Council of their plans in developing a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan for Sparwood including gathering information on existing recreation services, communication and engagement, needs assessment and development of a final report.

The Master Plan will serve as a 10-year vision, a blueprint setting the course for recreation, sports and healthy living in the District of Sparwood.

For more information, see the presentation.


Teck Elkview Operations

Dan Myck, Superintendent Engineering, presented Teck’s Blasting and Vibration Management Plan for Council’s endorsement.  As part of Condition 20 of the Baldy Ridge Extension (BRE) Project Teck is required to submit this plan to the District and the Environmental Assessment Office for approval before commencement of the BR3 pit.

For more information, see the Plan and presentation.

BUSINESS

Youth Action Sparwood

Council approved funding in the amount of $1,500 in 2019, $3,000 in 2020 and 2021, and $1,500 in 2022 to be used for facility and equipment rental fees at the Henry Volkmann Memorial Leisure Centre for Youth Advisory Commission initiatives.

The Youth Advisory Commission’s mandate is to engage and empower local youth in the development and oversight of a local youth network, with the goal of providing relevant programs, projects, and events for Sparwood youth.

For more information, see the staff report.


Elk River Alliance

The Elk River Alliance (ERA) has completed a three-year project focusing on improving habitat within Jewel Park through control and removal of reed canary grass and planting native species. In order for the new plantings to establish, the ERA will install a wildlife fence around the area and the District will maintain the fence and eventually remove it by 2029.

For more information, see the staff report.


Pine Avenue & Engelmann Spruce Drive Intersection

Council denied a request to have a 4-way stop reinstalled at the south intersection of Pine Avenue and Engelmann Spruce Drive. Additional 40 km/h signs will be installed on Pine Avenue to increase drivers’ awareness of the speed limit.

For more information, see the staff report.


Well #4

Council authorized a budget amendment in the amount of $546,000 to complete the Well #4 project. The municipal portion of this increase is $75,000 and the remaining costs will be funded by Teck under an existing agreement and Condition 10 of the Baldy Ridge Extension Project.

For more information, see the staff report.


Royal Canadian Legion

Council approved a request from the Royal Canadian Legion Michel-Natal Branch 81 to hold the annual Remembrance Day Parade and service on November 11, 2019. There will be a service at the Senior Citizen’s Drop-In Centre at 10:00 am with the parade proceeding to the cenotaph at approximately 10:40 am.

For more information, see the Legion’s request.


Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee

Council appointed Calvin Domin to the Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee (SCEEAC) to fill a vacant position for the remainder of the Committee’s first term which ends December 31, 2021.

The SCEEAC is a select committee of Council with a mandate to provide recommendations to Council and Teck as it relates to the socio-community and economic effects of the Baldy Ridge Extension project.

OTHER INFORMATION / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Seniors’ Drop In Centre | 101 Pine Avenue

Learn what has been accomplished this year and what is planned for the future!

Please join Mayor Wilks and Council on Thursday, October 10, 2019 for a Town Hall meeting at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre. You are invited to share your thoughts on issues that matter to you and the community.

At 6:00 pm Mayor and Council will be providing citizens with an update on what has been accomplished this year and what is being planned for the future, discussing upcoming projects and issues of common concern. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and time will be available before and after the panel discussion to ask questions of individual members of Council and Staff, leave comments on topic boards and provide feedback.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. It’s about working together for a better and stronger Sparwood!

If you are not available, please share your ideas and suggestions in writing to Sparwood@sparwood.ca

Join Council and Staff for coffee and snacks!

Enter to win a FitBit Ionic and other door prizes.