Facts about the Sparwood Board | Elk Valley, Sparwood
Posted: September 24, 2021
Sparwood Council Facts
The following is a summary of what happened at the Sparwood District Council meeting on September 21.
Mountain mechanic sales and service
Mr. Dan Cox, representing Mountain Mechanical Sales & Service Ltd., addressed council regarding the monthly fee to join the fiber of the district business community. The district’s fiber optic management plan has been identified on the list of long-term strategic priorities.
By-law on the loan authorization of the fire station # 2
The board received the company executive’s performance certificate for the alternative approval process (AAP) for loan authorization by-law 1287, 2021 from the fire station. 339 accepted voter response forms were received by the deadline. This figure represents 12.27% of the estimated voters who validly submitted voter response forms and therefore voter approval was not obtained to proceed with the settlement. Council asked staff to review the scope and budget of the project in preparation for a referendum to be held in conjunction with the October 2022 municipal elections.
Council approved the purchase of a Zamboni 526 from Kendrick Equipment in the amount of $ 142,566.80 plus GST with delivery in Spring 2022. The existing resurfacer will be used for the purpose of safeguarding and maintaining the ice rink. from Lions Park.
Draft regulation on animal control
During the Committee of the Whole portion of the meeting, the board engaged in a discussion of the draft animal control regulation and provided the following guidance:
- Include a section for dangerous dogs;
- Do not include a section for cat licensing and cat owner responsibilities;
- Urban hens must be allowed in the R1 zoning only;
- Permit applications for urban hens must include a site plan, applicable fees, and written support from all adjoining land owners;
- Annual renewal of the urban hen permit, permit fees and 100% written support from all neighbors; and
- Delete Article 6.6 (a) of the draft regulation “no one shall allow the sale, trade or barter of eggs, manure, meat or other products derived from urban hens”.
The bylaw will be presented at the regular meeting on October 5 for Council consideration.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The District of Sparwood will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, recognizing this date as a permanent holiday for all employees in the district. Mayor David Wilks speaks about this important day and encourages staff and residents to take the time to learn more about the meaning of Truth and Reconciliation.
NEXT DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS
The following meetings will be held in the boardroom (136 Spruce Avenue) at 6 p.m.
- Regular meeting on Tuesday, October 5
- Regular meeting on Tuesday, October 19
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