June 16, 2020 Council Facts

UPCOMING DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS

  • Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers
  • Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers
  • Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers

BYLAWS

Building Amendment Bylaw

Building Amendment Bylaw 1257, 2020 received three readings and adoption. This amendment removes references to building/property numbering which is included in the Community Standards Bylaw and updates a Staff position title change.

For more information, see the staff report and bylaw.


Business Licence Amendment Bylaw

Business Licence Amendment Bylaw 1272, 2020 received two readings. This amendment proposes to provide a process and guidelines for the approval of temporary retail and eating spaces to be established on municipal land, including roads, through application to the District for a Licence of Occupation.

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 sparwood@sparwood.ca before 9:00 am on June 20, 2020. This bylaw will be brought forward at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for consideration of third reading.

For more information, see the staff report and bylaw.


Traffic, Parking & Highways Regulation Amendment Bylaw

Traffic, Parking and Highways Regulation Amendment Bylaw 1273, 2020 received two readings. This amendment proposes to introduce a Licence of Occupation exemption for facilities for the use of municipal land, including roads, for the purposes of temporary retail and eating spaces. This bylaw will be brought forward at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for consideration of third reading.

For more information, see the staff report and bylaw.

BUSINESS

2019 Annual Report

Council approved the 2019 Annual Municipal Report. The report includes messages from Mayor Wilks and the Chief Administrative Officer, each department’s responsibilities, a progress report on the 2019 accomplishments, a report on the strategic outcomes the District plans to achieve in 2020 and 2021, and the 2019 financial statements.

For more information see the staff report, Annual Report and Report Highlights.


Street Art Banner Policy

Council approved a Street Art Banner Policy which guides the design, selection, installation, and maintenance of street art banners to ensure that a clear and consistent process exists for the implementation and continued care of the program.

The Street Banner Program is intended to support and celebrate the development of local artists, sharing stories and preserving heritage through art.

For more information see the staff report and policy.

OTHER INFORMATION / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations Sparwood Secondary Class of 2020

The District of Sparwood would like to extend sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Sparwood Secondary Class of 2020. The adjustments you have had to make this last semester have prepared you to deal with whatever may come your way. You have handled this with grace and positivity. You are strong and you are resilient. You have made your community and your loved ones proud.

Mayor Wilks and Members of Council