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Posted: May 21, 2020

Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the May 19 District of Sparwood council meeting.


Notice of Annual General Meeting

Presentation of the 2019 Annual Municipal Report will take place at the Regular Meeting of Council to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, in Council Chambers. The Annual Report includes the audited financial statements and other information required under Section 98 of the Community Charter, such as progress respecting the objectives and measures established for 2019.

The report will be available for public inspection by 4 pm on June 1 at the Municipal Office, during regular work hours, and on the district’s website. Hard copies are available upon request at no charge.

Carbon Action Revenue Incentive Program

In 2008, the district signed the BC Climate Action Charter which is a non-legally binding commitment to make corporate operations carbon neutral by 2012, to measure and report on corporate emissions, and to work toward creating a more compact, complete, energy efficient community.

The Carbon Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program that provides funding to BC Climate Action Charter  signatories equivalent to 100% of the carbon taxes that they pay directly.

The district’s corporate GHG emissions in 2019 were 876 tonnes, which is 6.3% more than the emissions reported in 2018. Research confirms that diesel usage in 2019 was down from 2018 due to lower snowfall, therefore reducing snow removal and hauling. Propane gas saw a large increase due to the delivery and fill of generators located at the Matevic Lift Station. This does not represent direct consumption and will be reflected in a reduction for 2020.

Strategic Priorities Report

Council accepted the Strategic Priorities Chart, updated to May 2020, which outlines the progress made on strategic priorities over the past four months. The Chart reflects the timelines for completion of the tasks that are currently underway by staff on both Council and operational strategies.


The following meetings will take place at 6 pm in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue.

Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting on Tuesday, May 26

Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 2

Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 16

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