2016 Annual Municipal Report

The District of Sparwood’s 2016 Annual Municipal Report is now available for public view. The report will be presented and reviewed by Council at a special meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback in person at the meeting or in writing to sparwood@sparwood.ca or in person at the District Office.

Employment Opportunity: Public Works Foreman

The District of Sparwood is hiring! We are looking for a self‐motivated Public Works Foreman to join our team on a full‐time permanent basis.

2016 Carbon Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey

The District of Sparwood has completed the 2016 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report as required by the Province of BC. The CARIP Report summarizes the actions taken in 2016 and those proposed for 2017 to reduce corporate and community‐wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.   

Overnight Vehicle and RV Storage!

The District of Sparwood provides overnight vehicle storage (including travel trailers, RV’s, etc.) at our impound lot for any vehicle that is parked on public park and greenbelts areas!

Costs include impoundment fees and fines ranging from $125 - $500.

Notice of Disposition: a Portion of Lot 245, along Pine Avenue

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the District of Sparwood’s intention to consider the DISPOSITION OF A PORTION of Lot 245, District Lot 4589, Kootenay District Plan 6786 by way of sale agreement between the District of Sparwood and Larry and Sandra Henriet, owners of 458 Pine Avenue.

This will be considered at the regular Council meeting at 7:00 pm on November 20, 2017.

Remembrance Day Garbage Pick Up

Please take note that there will be no garbage pickup on Friday, November 10, 2017, to observe the Remembrance Day statutory holiday. Garbage that is normally picked up on the Friday will be picked up on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Notice: Potential Water Shut Off October 23

*UPDATE* The water service repairs are now complete.

Residents please note that water may be shut off for a short period of time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017. This is for repairs to the water services in the affected areas. This affects areas in Cherrywood, parts of Cypress Drive, and all of Whiskey Jack.

View the notice here.

2016 Statement of Financial Information

The Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) contains a statement of assets and liabilities, operational statement, schedule of debts, schedule of guarantee and indemnity agreements, schedule showing remuneration and expenses paid to or on behalf of employees and schedule showing payments for suppliers of goods or services. It includes employee remuneration and expenses paid over $75,000,Council remuneration and expenses, grants, and accounts paid over $25,000.

District Office Closed Monday October 9

The District Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday, October 9th and will be open with regular hours again on Tuesday, October 10th.

Thanksgiving Day Garbage Schedule

There will be no garbage pickup on Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 9th, 2017. Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

Notice of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw

Take Notice, that Council of the District of Sparwood will be considering Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 1156, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 1209, 2017 to exempt additional properties from taxation in accordance with sections 224 of the Community Charter.

Employment Opportunity: Chief Facility Maintenance Operator

Under the direction of the Director of Community & Facility Services the Chief Facility Maintenance Operator’s primary responsibility is to oversee the maintenance of Sparwood’s recreation facilities and municipal buildings.

Fire Ban Rescinded

Take note! The municipal fire ban will be rescinded as of 4 PM today (September 22). Note that backyard fire pits do require a permit that can be obtained from the Main Office at 136 Spruce Avenue. More information available here: http://sparwood.ca/burning-permits

Information Bulletin: Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C.

The operation of off-road vehicles will once again be permitted on Crown land throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, effective at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The campfire prohibitions remain in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. View the information bulletin here.

Note that some area restrictions are still in effect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. Please visit the BC Wildfire Service website to see where these restrictions still apply. 

Elk River Shoreline Clean-Up

Sunday, October 1st, 1-4 pm

Join the Elk River Alliance at the 7th Annual Elk River Shoreline Clean-up! Meet at the Sparwood Leisure Centre, adopt a site, clean it up and participate in a volunteer appreciation event!

Sparwood Trails Re-opened!

As of 6:00 p.m. on September 15, 2017, all Sparwood trails are open for public use.

Information Bulletin: Rocky Mountain Forest District restrictions amended.

Due to recent changes in weather and fire behaviour, the closure of the Rocky Mountain Forest District will be rescinded effective at noon Pacific time on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

However, the campfire ban and off-road vehicle (ORV) prohibition remain in effect for the entire region. For more information about the ORV prohibition, please visit: http://ow.ly/LVRt30eCGlM

Please review the full release to see where restrictions still apply.

Notice of Tax Sale

Take notice that the following properties, together with improvements situated thereon, will be offered for sale by public auction at the Council Chambers, Sparwood Municipal Hall, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, British Columbia at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 unless delinquent taxes with accrued interest are paid before that time.

Elections BC Electoral Officers Positions

Put your leadership and management skills to work serving democracy in British Columbia.

Elections BC is looking for local leaders to serve as District Electoral Officers and Deputy District Electoral Officers throughout B.C. These roles plan for and manage the administration of provincial elections, byelections and related projects.