Jan 23, 2017

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ENGLISHMAN RIVER WATER SERVICE MEETING – JANUARY 24

The next regular meeting of the Englishman River Water Service Management Board will be held on January 24 in the Forum, Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Full Information

BC AWARE DAYS

January 30 to February 10, 2017, has been proclaimed as BC Aware Days in the City. Full Information

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BC PROPERTY ASSESSMENT NOTICE

Parksville property owners recently received their 2017 assessment notices. Property assessments are announced on an annual basis and the 2017 assessments are based on market values at July 1, 2016. In Parksville, the average assessment increase for all residential properties in Parksville was 9.92%. Full Information

SPRING GRANTS-IN-AID PROGRAM

The City may provide direct financial assistance to community groups and organizations for events which benefit its citizens and visitors. Eligible applicants are community non-profit organizations in the arts, cultural, recreational or social services field. Application must be submitted on the approved form by March 1. Full Information

OPENING FOR ADVISORY DESIGN PANEL MEMBERS

The City is seeking members for the Advisory Design Panel, deadline for application is February 24. Full Information

PARKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT NOW RECRUITING

The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department is seeking enthusiastic men and women to become volunteer firefighters. A new recruit group will begin this spring and applications are now being accepted for volunteer on-call firefighters. Application deadline is March 3. Full Information

TREE REMOVAL IN COMMUNITY PARK

The City will be removing two elm trees adjacent to the tennis courts in the Community Park. The trees are being removed to protect the surface of the tennis courts and sidewalks, prevention of drainage issues as well as to ensure the safety of people using this area of the park. Full Information

THANK YOU PARKSVILLE RESIDENTS!

The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department annual food and toy drive was a tremendous success due to the generosity of Parksville residents. A record amount of food, toys and cash was collected on November 19 and November 20 from residents in the Parksville Fire Protection Area; more than 30,000 pounds of food and $14,000 in cash donations. Full Information

ICCS, VIU AND SOS PARTNER TO OPEN EXTREME WEATHER SHELTER IN PARKSVILLE

Island Crisis Care Society announced an Extreme Weather Shelter will open in a temporary location for 2016-2017 at 223 Mill Street in Parksville. Full Information

CORFIELD STREET UPGRADES AND JENSEN GREENWAY

The City hosted an open house on October 20 to review preliminary plans for capital project road improvements on Corfield Street from Highway 19A to Stanford Avenue as well as a preliminary proposal for improvements to a trail connecting Corfield Street to Evergreen Street, Bagshaw Street and McVickers Street. Preliminary roadway and pedestrian design concepts from the open house are available here as well as a survey intended to gauge public support for the greenway and comments on the upgrades to Corfield Street. Full Information

PARKSVILLE COMMUNITY AND CONFERENCE CENTRE – KPMG REPORT

The City of Parksville and the Parksville Community Centre Society (PCCS) are moving forward with many of the recommendations contained in the report, Business Analysis of the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, completed by KPMG. Full Information

CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150TH IN PARKSVILLE - SURVEY

Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 marks a significant milestone for our country and our community. The City has begun initial planning to determine how Parksville should mark the Sesquicentennial and we’d love to hear your ideas on how we can tie the past to the future, showcase Parksville in 2017 and create a legacy for future generations. 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

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. 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

WHEELCHAIR SWING AT COMMUNITY PARK REINSTALLED

Following safety concerns after its initial installation, the wheelchair swing in the Lions Venture Playground at the Community Park has now been reinstalled. Additional measures to prevent misuse of the swing and increase safety of its users have been implemented. Full Information
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