Feb 19, 2017

Public Notices

SIDEWALK WORK ON ISLAND HIGHWAY EAST
AND WELD STREET

We wish to advise residents and businesses of our intended street work along the 100 block Island Highway East and Weld Street. The City will remove a total of three trees on the Island Highway East and no trees will be removed on Weld Street.

Located within the City sidewalks, the tree roots have lifted the sidewalk panels and have the potential to cause liability risks such as tripping hazards. It is necessary to remove the trees and resurface the sidewalk within our allowed budget. This work will create a safer walking surface for pedestrians.

The work which is weather dependent is scheduled to begin on February 20 and is expected to take about two weeks to complete. Please direct questions to the operations department at 250 248-5412.



WATER MAIN FLUSHING TO START FEBRUARY 14

The City’s annual water main flushing program will begin on February 14 and run through the first week in April. Flushing is an important part of our ongoing maintenance program to ensure the integrity of the water supply system.

Flushing will generally take place between the hours of 7 am and 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

During these times, customers can expect some discolouration of water and intermittent drops in water pressure. Please follow these guidelines during the water main flushing program:

  • Keep a fresh supply of drinking water in your refrigerator.
  • Check for discolouration of water before doing laundry.
  • If your water is discoloured, run an outside tap (after 3:30 pm) until the water clears
Please direct questions to 250 248-5412.


SPECIAL EVENTS APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The City of Parksville invites applications from community organizations and private citizens wishing to hold special events at a variety of City-owned venues.
  • Parksville Civic and Technology Centre grounds at 100 Jensen Avenue East
  • Parksville Community Park
    • Picnic shelter
    • Waterfront Walkway gazebo
    • Beach volleyball courts
    • Kite field
    • Skateboard Park
  • Springwood Park
  • Foster Park (gazebo)
  • Off Leash Dog Park (Despard Avenue)
  • Individual City green spaces
  • City streets for walks, marathons, cycling events and/or parades
For use of the baseball/soccer fields and the lacrosse box, contact the Regional District of Nanaimo at fieldbooking@rdn.bc.ca

Interested parties may obtain copies of the City's special events policy and relevant application forms from the Department of Engineering and Operations at 1116 Herring Gull Way, from City Hall at 100 Jensen Avenue East or downloaded from the City's website at http://parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=133.

Applications for events to be held in 2015 will be accepted starting January 1, 2015, and the review process will begin January 31, 2015. As per policy, where conflicting dates occur, annual events will be given priority provided the request is received no later than the January 31 deadline, after which date the application will be addressed on the same basis as first time events. First time events will be handled on a first come, first served basis depending on venue availability.

Special event applications received after January 31 must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event date and will be subject to the same terms and conditions as those applications received prior to January 31.

For more information, please call Engineering and Operations at 250 951-2484.

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