May 24, 2018

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WE WILL GET THERE!

Many residents have expressed concern about how areas are maintained throughout the City and why certain areas have not yet been addressed. Each year brings its own challenges and it goes without saying this is the busiest time of the year for City operations with this spring seeing an historic number of requests for service. We are truly doing our best with resources and appreciate the understanding and patience of our residents. Full Information

DANGERS OF LANDSCAPE BARK MULCH

The Parksville Fire Department would like residents and businesses to be aware of the danger posed by the use of mulch in landscaping. Bark mulch, commonly used as ground cover, can become a fire hazard, particularly in hot dry conditions. Mulch fires occur year-round but primarily in the summer when there is little rainfall. Full Information

RESIDENTS ASKED TO OBSERVE STAGE 2 WATERING TIMES

During May, with the warm dry weather, the City has observed water reservoir levels dropping throughout the night when they should be refilling. Generally, this can be attributed to the use of automatic sprinkler systems at night which is in contravention of Stage 2 watering times. Full Information

AWS AND ERWS MANAGEMENT BOARD MEETINGS – MAY 22

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CITY DELIVERS BALANCED BUDGET FOR 2018

The City of Parksville’s 2018 budget, adopted on May 7, delivered a balanced budget for the 2018 financial year and established the 2018 tax rate increase. Full Information

PORTIONS OF PARKSVILLE WETLANDS OPENED TO PUBLIC

Earlier this year, the City closed access to sections of the Parksville Wetlands (Ermineskin parkland) on recommendation of the Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia. Since February, operations staff have addressed many items which could be considered a risk to the public and portions of the park are now open. Full Information

SPRING MINI PARKS OPEN HOUSE – JUNE 9

The next event for the Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 11 am to 2 pm at Foster Park located on Sanderson Road, Parksville. In partnership with the Friends of Foster Park, the Spring Mini Parks event will feature games, food and information about the master plan project. Full Information

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NANAIMO – 2018 PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION

Regional District of Nanaimo – 2018 Property Tax Information. Full Information

MAY PROCLAMATIONS

Mayor Marc Lefebvre has proclaimed May as MS Awareness Month, Melanoma Awareness Month and National Missing Children's Month; May 7-13 as Mental Health Week and May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Full Information

CITY OF PARKSVILLE AND CUPE 401 AGREE TO FIVE-YEAR COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

The City of Parksville and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401 (CUPE 401) have reached a five-year collective agreement effective January 1, 2018. Full Information

STAGE 2 WATERING RESTRICTIONS ON MAY 1

Effective May 1, watering restrictions in the City of Parksville will be at Stage 2. Stage 2 will be in effect for May through September unless otherwise advised. 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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