Sparwood Council Facts
Audited Financial Statements
David Adams, of Adams Wooley Chartered Professional Accountants, provided council with an overview of the District’s financial position prior to their acceptance of the Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2021. The financial statements will be included in the 2021 Annual Report when it is published in June.
Financial Plan & Tax Rates Bylaws
Financial Plan (2022-2026) Bylaw 1295, 2022 was given three readings. The Financial Plan sets out the objectives and policies of the municipality for each funding source, the distribution of property value taxes and the use of permissive tax exemptions. The plan also sets out the proposed expenditures by the municipality, funding sources and transfers between funds. Tax Rates Bylaw No. 1296, 2022 was given three readings. This bylaw sets out the rates for the 2022 property taxes. These bylaws will be considered for adoption at the Regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3.
CBT – Community Initiatives
Council recommended the 2022/2023 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program allocations to the Regional District of East Kootenay. The program supports local projects that provide additional value to Columbia Basin communities and that benefit the broad community and public good.
Nuisance Mosquito Control Program
Council authorized staff to execute a contract with Duka Environmental Services Ltd. for four years (2022-2025) for the District’s Nuisance Mosquito Control Program for a total of $126,398. The District of Sparwood has operated a Mosquito Control Program for over 20 years. This is a ‘nuisance’ mosquito control program to control mosquito larvae under a Pesticide Management Plan, approved by the Province of B.C. The goal of the Nuisance Mosquito Control Program has been to reduce their numbers to tolerable levels using integrated pest management measures.
DVP Mountain View MHP variances
Council authorized staff to issue notices to affected property owners, that council intends to consider issuance of a development variance permit 2022-001 at the May 3 regular meeting. The applicant has made application to expand the Mountain View Mobile Home Park.
Broadband Lease Agreement
Council approved the modification agreement to update and extend the Site Licence Agreement between the District of Sparwood and the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC). The term of the agreement will be extended by five years. The location of the CBBC equipment at the Municipal Hall provides ready access for the District to tie its fibre network into the Columbia Basin Trust Fibre Optic Network.
District Parade Float
At the Committee-of-the-Whole portion of the meeting, council engaged in discussion on the District Parade Float and provided the following direction:
- Proceed with the artwork and vinyl wrap detailing for fleet unit 89.
- Titan truck with green and black pickup side detailing in box.
- Proceed with scheduling the float before all the work is complete Staff anticipates the float will be partially complete by 2022 Coal Miners Days.
UPCOMING DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS
The following meetings will take place in Council Chambers (136 Spruce Avenue) at 6 p.m.
- Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 3.
- Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 17.
- Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting on Wednesday, May 18.
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District of Sparwood