Feb 16, 2019

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Prepare for Changing Weather in Oceanside Region

After the recent and significant snowfall we received, Environment Canada has advised the weather will change over this weekend (today through February 16) Full Information

February 18 to 24 Proclaimed as Heritage Week

Mayor Ed Mayne has proclaimed February 18 to 24, 2019, as “Heritage Week” in the City of Parksville. Full Information

Winter Conditions

The City’s first priority during and after a snowfall is to clear major arterial streets (such as Island Highway, Alberni Highway) as well as access to emergency services (RCMP, fire hall, ambulance). Clearing collector streets is the second priority. Once conditions have stabilized on these priority routes, crews will begin to clear residential streets. Full Information

Opening for Members on Advisory Design Panel

The City is looking for individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the Advisory Design Panel. The purpose of the panel is to advise Council on design matters associated with specific development applications. Application deadline is March 8. Full Information

Supportive Housing Project at 222 Corfield Street South

As an update for Parksville residents, the City wishes to advise that the legal proceedings seeking to have the British Columbia Supreme Court declare the rezoning bylaw authorizing the supportive housing project at 222 Corfield Street South invalid and to have the bylaw set aside, continue through the court process. Full Information

Parksville Wetlands Outreach Event – March 8

The City and VIU geography students invite the public to Parksville Wetlands Mini BioBlitz on Friday, March 8 from 9.30 to 11.30 am. Guided walking tours will be offered. Full Information

Request for Proposal – Engineering Services for Memorial Avenue

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Council Budget Deliberation Meetings

Parksville Council invites residents to attend open budget deliberation meetings where the 2019-2023 municipal budget and 2019 financial plan will be discussed. Full Information

Council Approves Proactive Bylaw Compliance Policy

At the February 4 meeting, Parksville Council amended the existing bylaw compliance policy to change the process for filing and investigating bylaw complaints. Full Information

Ballenas to Host Next Parksville Council Meeting

The next regular meeting of Parksville Council will be held at Ecole Ballenas Senior Secondary on Wednesday, February 20 at 1.30 pm. Ballenas Senior Secondary is located at 135 North Pym Street and the meeting will be held in the school theatre. Full Information

Community Park Playground Resurfacing to Begin Soon

Construction of the much-anticipated surfacing project at the Lion’s Ventureland Playground in the Community Park will get underway later this month. The project is expected to take four to eight weeks, weather dependent. Full Information

Parksville Beach Closures to Dogs

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Watermain Flushing Starts February 11

The City’s annual watermain flushing program will begin on February 11 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. Full Information

Parksville Properties Exempt from Speculation Tax

City of Parksville properties are exempt from the Speculation and Vacancy Tax and residents will not receive a letter nor will they be required to complete an exemption. Full Information

PARKSVILLE SNOW AND ICE CONTROL

The City monitors road and weather conditions throughout the winter months. When snow and icy conditions are forecast, crews and equipment are prepared and when it snows, crews are dispatched to clear roads on a priority basis. Full Information

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITING FOR 2019

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department is seeking enthusiastic men and women to become volunteer paid-on-call firefighters. The 2019 recruit class begins this spring and applications are now being accepted for volunteer on-call firefighters. Full Information

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE – HIGHWAY 19A AND SHELLY ROAD INTERSECTION UPGRADE

The intersection at Highway 19A and Shelly Road is identified for signalization in the City’s Master Transportation Plan. The contractor, Copcan Civil, will begin construction in this intersection on Monday, October 29 with work expected to complete in late December, weather permitting. Full Information

SPECIAL EVENTS APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR 2019

The City of Parksville invites applications from community organizations and private citizens wishing to hold special events at a variety of City-owned venues in 2019. Full Information

OVERNIGHT CAMPING ON PUBLIC LANDS IN THE CITY OF PARKSVILLE

The BC Supreme Court provided direction to municipalities on how to regulate overnight camping in public spaces by people who are homeless. Full Information

SAFE DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE, ABANDONED WASTE AND SHARPS

The disposal of needles and other sharps continues to be a challenging public safety issue for the Oceanside region. Safe disposal of needles, syringes and sharps is necessary to protect residents, sanitation/municipal workers and the environment. This information addresses the disposal of abandoned waste including needles/sharps in the City. Full Information

REMINDER OF TOP BRIDGE PARK TRAIL CLOSURE

To accommodate continued construction of the Englishman River Water Service project and for the ongoing safety of residents and visitors, a section of the Top Bridge Regional Trail remains closed until spring 2019. Full Information

RAIN BARREL REBATE OFFER TO RESIDENTS

For a limited time, the City of Parksville is offering rebates of up to $50 for the purchase and installation of rain barrels. The rebate of one per residence is 50% of the cost of the rain barrel, up to a maximum of $50. Full Information

LOW FLUSH TOILET REBATE PROGRAM

For a limited time, the City will once again offer the low flush toilet rebate program. Full Information

COMMUNITY PARK AND SPRINGWOOD PARK SPORTS FIELDS

The current status of the City’s sports fields will be available for users from this page. Full Information
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