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Jun 14, 2021

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RFP-External Audit Services

We are seeking requests for proposals from qualified and experienced firms to perform annual financial audits of the City of Parksville consolidated financial statements and the financial statements for the Arrowsmith Water Service and Englishman River Water Service. Full Information
Public Notice - Development Variance Permit
475 Doehle Avenue
Public Notice is hereby given that City Council intends to consider whether to issue a Development Variance Permit during the regular meeting of Council to be held Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3 pm in the Forum at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, BC. Full Information
Summertime Plantings by the Numbers
Over the years, the City has planted millions of bulbs and flowers to beautify our streets, public facilities, parks and open spaces and 2021 is no different. Full Information
Reopening of City Offices – June 21
City will fully reopen to the public on Monday, June 21 with regular pre-COVID hours of operation. City Hall will be open to the public from 8 am to 4 pm. Full Information
COVID Relief Grant-in-Aid Provided
At the June 7 meeting, Council approved eleven applications for COVID relief grant-in-aid. $130,160.19 was allocated from the COVID relief fund. Full Information
2021 Commercial Property Tax Increases
Many commercial properties may notice a higher property tax increase in 2021 compared to 2020. Most of this increase will relate directly to the increase in school and hospital taxes. Full Information
New Home for Parksville Water Tower
As the new caretakers, the East End Track Gang” of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association will relocate and restore the water tower. Over the summer, the water tower will be moved a short distance from its current location on the Alberni Highway near the entrance to Parksville from Highway 19 to the east side of the train station. Full Information
Proposed Parksville Aquatic and Recreation Centre - The Facts
The City wishes to provide information about the proposed Parksville Aquatic and Recreation Centre; these facts will address the inaccuracies presented on social media. Full Information
New Governance Structure for EMO (with a thank you!)
The Councils of the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach recently approved resolutions supporting an updated Emergency Program Bylaw and new joint Emergency Program Services Agreement between the emergency programs of these two municipalities. Full Information
Public Notice - Road Closure, Dedication Removal and Disposition
Notice is hereby given of the City of Parksville’s intention to permanently close and remove the highway dedication of the lane from Bagshaw Street to McVickers Street through the adoption of “Road Closure Bylaw, 2021, No. 1569”. Notice is hereby also given of the City’s intention to sell the portion of lane outlined in fee simple to Eat Fresh Urban Markets Ltd for $440,000. Full Information
Englishman River Clay Banks
Recently, the City of Parksville has received a few inquiries related to “clay banks” on the Englishman River and if there is reason for concern. This release will provide information about the natural occurring wall of clay behind some properties on Kaye Road in the Rivers Edge subdivision located in the Regional District of Nanaimo. Full Information
Emergency Management Oceanside Community Update - May 26
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New Home Owner Grant Application Process in 2021

The province has changed the home owner grant application process and starting with 2021 property taxes, municipalities no longer accept home owner grant applications. All eligible homeowners can now apply for their home owner grant either online or by telephone directly with the Province of BC. Full Information
Boulevard and Sidewalk Maintenance
Well maintained boulevards add character to neighbourhoods and enhance community pride. Residents, property owners and business operators are responsible for the maintenance and care of the City boulevard next to their property. Please note, failure to maintain boulevards may result in enforcement action from City bylaw officers. Full Information
Reminder – No Open Burning or Fireworks
Parksville Fire Rescue is reminding residents of the Parksville Fire Protection Area that all open burning and outdoor fires, excluding cooking fires, are prohibited at this time. Beach fires in the Parksville Qualicum Wildlife Management are always prohibited by provincial legislation. Full Information
City of Parksville Moves to Stage 2 Watering Restrictions on May 1
On May 1, the City of Parksville along with customers of the nine RDN Water Service Areas, will begin following Stage 2 outdoor watering restrictions. Full Information

VOYENT ALERT! Notification System

Provided by the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach, Voyent Alert! is a new multi-purpose communication service. Two dates in November are being offered to ask questions or get help to sign up for Voyent Alert! Full Information

City Offers Tree Rebate Program

For a limited time the City is pleased to offer a maximum of one rebate for the owner of a residence or business who wishes to plant a tree on their property. The rebate amount is for a maximum of $50, subject to certain conditions. 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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