Mar 21, 2019

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April Budget Meetings

Open budget deliberation meetings to discuss the 2019 municipal budget and 2019-2023 financial plan continue through April. Full Information

Corfield Street Traffic Disruptions - Update

The second delivery of modular building units for the supporting housing project will be moved onto the site at 222 Corfield Street South on Thursday, March 21. Vehicles should expect intermittent single lane alternating traffic between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. Full Information

City Receives Reduced 2019 Rate from WorkSafeBC

The City received notification from WorkSafeBC that the preliminary forecast for 2019 will see the City attain a 17.4% experience rate discount based on the City’s claims and payroll history compared to others in the Local Government and Related Operations group. The 17.4% discount is equivalent to about $11,500 for 2019. Full Information

Community Park Playground Project Underway

Resurfacing of the playground in the Parksville Community Park has begun to take shape. Most of the base work is now complete and the rubber resurfacing will start on Tuesday. Full Information

Mayor to Present Results from Roundtable

In January, Mayor Mayne hosted the Mayor’s roundtable event with a diverse group of citizens brought together to discuss the vision for Parksville’s future. The Mayor’s presentation and recommendations for next steps resulting from the roundtable are included on the agenda for the March 18 Council meeting. The summary of the roundtable is also included with the Mayor’s report. Full Information

Parksville Volunteers Lift Our Community

April 7 to April 13 is Volunteer Week in Parksville. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for the City to recognize the contributions of Parksville volunteers in our community. We thank our volunteers and community organizations for their outstanding contribution to our City and also acknowledge volunteers as an important partner with government in providing services to citizens. Full Information

Parksville Wetlands Open House – March 29

The City partnered with fourth year Vancouver Island University geography students and the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Research Institute on an education/outreach project for the Parksville Wetlands. The final phase in this project is a public open house on Monday, March 29 in the Forum, 100 Jensen Avenue East. So that all students are able to participate and speak with residents about their work in the wetlands, the times for the drop-in open house are scheduled for 9.30 to 11 am and then again from 4 to 5.30 pm. Full Information

Draft Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan

Students from Vancouver Island University and the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute have completed the Draft Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan now available on the City website. Full Information

Parksville Community Centre Meeting with City

Earlier this month, Mayor Ed Mayne, along with Council liaison, Councillor Mark Chandler, met with members of the Parksville Community Centre Society board to talk about the Parksville Community Centre’s plans for the future. Full Information

Annual Wood Chipping Program

The City’s 2019 wood chipping program will take place from April 1 through April 24. The City is divided into two zones; west of Craig Street and east of Craig Street. Properties located west of Craig Street will receive collection between April 1 and April 14 and collection for properties east of Craig Street is scheduled between April 15 and April 24. Full Information

Corfield Street Traffic Disruptions

We have been advised by BC Housing that over the next two months, the modular building units for the supporting housing project will be moved onto the site at 222 Corfield Street South. The first modular building unit will arrive later this week and delivery will minimally affect traffic in the 200 block of Corfield Street South. Full Information

Request for Proposals – Hardware and Software provider

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Watermain Flushing

The City’s annual watermain flushing program will begin on February 25 and run through April. Flushing is an important part of our ongoing maintenance program to ensure the integrity of the water supply system. 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

The beaches at Parksville Bay and Rathtrevor are closed to dogs both on-leash and off-leash until May 1. 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

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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