The Committee of the Whole Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 6:00 pm has been cancelled.
As part of the ongoing communication and collaboration with various key agencies within the municipality, the District of Sparwood is launching a Volunteer Registry. This registry is being developed out of advanced planning and an abundance of precaution and will be utilized only if it becomes necessary during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In support of the Provincial order for social distancing and as part of our effort to flatten the curve for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all District of Sparwood playgrounds (play structures), basketball courts, ball diamonds, tennis courts and the skateboard park are now closed to the public. Signs will be posted at these facilities.
Trail networks and park spaces remain open and families are encouraged to spend time outdoors and be active, while being mindful of maintaining social distancing of 2 meters between users.
We appreciate your compliance and understanding.
The District of Sparwood has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in support of the government of British Columbia’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
The EOC has been established to provide a central contact point of information and will allow the District to coordinate communication with many important external agencies, as well as plan and work collaboratively with local, regional and provincial efforts that are underway.
The Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 has been cancelled.
The District of Sparwood will be limiting access to the Main Office, and closing public access to Fire Hall #1 and #2 and the Public Works Department until further notice.
The District of Sparwood will be closing and suspending all activities at the Henry Volkmann Memorial Leisure Complex to the public as of Monday, March 16, until further notice. This includes the fitness centre, pool, curling rink, arena and all swimming lessons and classes. All special events taking place at the Leisure Centre within the near future, such as the Community Information and Registration Night, will also be cancelled until further notice.
A Special Meeting of Council will be taking place on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Municipal Office, located at 136 Spruce Avenue.
The District of Sparwood intends to consider amending the Youth Advisory Commission Bylaw at a Regular Meeting on December 17, 2019 to remove the maximum number of Youth Advisory Commission Board members.
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Special meeting of Council on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers to provide input in the Recreation Master Plan.
Effective at noon Mountain Time on Friday, August 2, 2019, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited within the District of Sparwood. The implementation of this prohibition, which is consistent with the one issued by BC Wildfire Service Southeast Fire Centre, will help prevent wildfires sparked by Category 2 open burns and to protect public safety. It will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the District of Sparwood proposes to amend the current Revitalization Tax Exemption Program pursuant to Section 226 of the Community Charter. Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw 1170, 2015, Amendment Bylaw 1261, 2019 (the “Bylaw”) has been given three readings at a special meeting of Council held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Council will be considering adoption of this Bylaw at their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers.
The District of Sparwood has put up for sale twenty-four (24) new and used SKATELITE PRO sheets of varying sizes.
TAKE NOTICE that the Committee of the Whole meeting of the District of Sparwood Council scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.
TAKE NOTICE that the Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Informal Hearing by the Council for the District of Sparwood will be held on July 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, to consider issuance of Development Variance Permit 2019-003 to vary sections of the Sparwood Mobile Home Parks Bylaw No. 288, 1982 for 7555 Highway 43 (Elk Valley Mobile Home Park).
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CORRECTION to meeting start time. The special meeting of Council on June 25, 2019 to consider the 2018 Annual Municipal Report and a closed matter under section 90(1)(j) of the Community Charter will begin at 5:45 pm. We apologize for any confusion which the incorrect start time on the agenda may have caused you.
The District of Sparwood will be holding an Annual General Meeting at 5:45 pm, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Council Chambers located at 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC to receive submissions and inquiries from the public respecting the 2018 Annual Municipal Report.
Details on how to submit comments and where to view the Annual Report are available here...