Monthly Council Highlights

 

 

From Spallumcheen Council Chambers

Website:  www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

Email:  mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

Phone:  250-546-3013 (office and emergency number)

 

Welcome to the Spallumcheen Council Highlights for the month of March.  The Township office is currently Open Remotely for Business.  Please call ahead with any questions you may have.

 

As you are aware on March 11th, 2020 the World Health Organization listed COVID-19 (coronavirus) as a pandemic.  On behalf of the Township of Spallumcheen Council and staff I would like to thank all or our residents for respecting our country’s recommendations as outlined by the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of the province of BC.  It is important that at this time we do everything in our power to support our seniors and those at risk of contracting the virus.

 

Thank you to all the businesses and community members for offering services for those at risk or whom are on self-isolation.  We truly are lucky to have such a supportive group of people who consider others during a time like this.  You are appreciated!

 

The next Coffee with the Mayor is CANCELLED until further notice.

 

COVID-19 Virus:

This situation is quickly evolving and the Township Council and staff urge you to take the necessary measures to keep yourself and others safe and to try to limit the spread of the virus. Please continue to source the most current information regarding the outbreak from the BC Centre for Disease Control at www.bccded.ca as well as the Ministry of Health’s website at www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.

 

In and effort to keep our staff and the public safe, if you suspect you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, or are exhibiting any signs of unwell, we are kindly asking you contact 8-1-1.  At this time the Municipal Hall is limiting any interactions with the public as we are providing essential services as a priority at this time. We will be pleased to assist you over the phone at 250-546-3013 or via email at mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca.

 

Council Meetings – Electronic:

 

During COVID-19 the Township meetings will be posted on our website as per usual.  Any Special meetings will be reported under NEWS.  The next scheduled meetings are:

 

  • Monday, April 6, 2020:                     Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm

  • Monday, April 20, 2020:                    Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm

 

Committee of the Whole meetings are suspended at this time.  The Township will attend to essential services at the regularly scheduled Regular Council meetings or will hold Special Council meetings for emergent related matters.  The Township is planning electronic meetings for the health and safety of the public, Council and staff.  We appreciate your patience as we formulate best practices.  Minutes will not be adopted until such time as any emails from the public regarding agenda matters have been addressed by Council to ensure the public can participate through correspondence regarding any matters that arise. Please email Council at mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca with any agenda related matters you would like addressed.  We recommend you attend our website regularly to keep up to date with meeting processes and opportunities to participate at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca.

 

Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks & Recreation:

At this time, all Parks and Recreation facilities are closed until further notice. We encourage residents to stay indoors at this time and limit interactions.  Please check the websites of local organizations for up to date information on services and/or closures.

 

Round Tables (Business, Economic Development & Farming) – CANCELLED:

  • Please email mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca to be included on the invite list for future roundtables and advise which one you would like to join.

 

Flood Mitigation and Road Maintenance:

Please note the Township has a sandbagging station set up at the public works yard located at 1511 Eagle Rock Road. Bags and sand provided – please bring your own shovel. Council continues to work with the province on flood mitigation measures. 

 

Road restrictions are currently in effect until further notice. Street sweeping is scheduled for March 23 – April 3, 2020 weather permitting.

 

Spring Chipping:

Commencing April 14th, 2020.  Please check the website under NEWS for more information.

 

Open Burning:

OPEN BURNING period is November 1st to April 1st annually.

Fines will apply if found burning anything other than vegetation.

 

Recycle BC:

Recycle BC has contracted the residential recycling program to Emterra Environmental. Please contact Emterra at 250-545-4245 or askmebc2@emterra.ca with questions or concerns.  Complaints can be sent to Recycle BC at Toll Free: 1-855-875-3596 or info@recyclebc.ca.  An update from Recycle BC in regards to COVID-19 is on the Township’s website under NEWS.