The reference to 18cm is only the part of the policy that authorizes staff to hire extra snow removal equipment. Typically crews will start to clear streets when we have approximately 5cm of snow, although we may wait to clear the downtown until we get additional accumulation. Residential areas should expect on average to only be plowed 3 times per season, but this can vary greatly depending on the amount of snow received in any given season.
Below is the City Land Sale Policy. It will be posted on the City website for one month to allow for comments on the policy. Citizens have until January 3, 2014 to comment. Comments can be sent to Brenda Ginter at
City of Dawson Creek
PO Box 150
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G4
LAND SALE POLICY
The Council of the City of Dawson Creek directs that:
December 2, 2013
- December was proclaimed ‘Hope for a Better Christmas’ month at the request of the Dawson Creek Ministerial Association and the Salvation Army.
- December 2 – 8, 2013 was proclaimed Encana Events Centre week in Dawson Creek in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Encana Events Centre.
- Council approved moving the Sure Water project into Phase 2.
- The Property Maintenance Bylaw received first three readings.
The agenda for the regular meeting of Council on Monday December 2, 2013 is now posted.
A few of the highlights on this agenda include:
- An update from the Stonewell Development Society on their water park project
- Phase 2 of the Sure Water Campaign
- Lease of the O’Brien gym
- Property Maintenance Bylaw
Please look at the full agenda for all of the details of all items.
The week of November 23rd to 29th has been declared Idle Less week in Dawson Creek. Residents are encouraged take a proactive role in minimizing harmful health and environmental impacts of excessive vehicle idling.
In support of this campaign City Council has approved free bussing during the week of November 23rd to 29th. All City Transit busses will be free during this time.
CALVIN KRUK CENTRE
For Immediate Release
November 18, 2013 – Dawson Creek – At the November 18, 2013, meeting Council approved entering into an agreement with Hegge Construction Ltd. for $2,757,800 plus applicable taxes for the completion of the Calvin Kruk Centre. Hegge Construction is a local general contractor.
City staff worked with Hegge Construction and the City design committee, Mayor Bumstead, Jim Chute and Terri Hanen, and have finalized the details of the agreement. Read more…
November 18, 2013
Here are a few brief highlights from the Council meeting. Full minutes will be posted here when they have been approved by Council.
- The week of November 23 – 29 was proclaimed Idle Less Week in Dawson Creek and residents are encourages to take a proactive role in minimizing harmful health and environmental impacts of excessive vehicle idling. Free bussing during the Idle Less campaign was approved.
- Nicole Palfi, Dawson Creek Daily News, attended to present the 2013 Annual People’s Choice Awards:
- Best Office Staff – City of Dawson Creek
- Best Place for a Picnic – Kin Park
- Best Place to Walk – City Walking Track, South Peace Community Multiplex
- Best City Employee – Shawn Dahlen
- Best RCMP Officer – Mike Richard
- Best Civic Leader – Mike Bernier, MLA
- Best Firefighter – Ken Reitsma
- Council agreed to host Dawson Creek Secondary School 2014 Graduation at the Encana Event Centre for the next three years.
- City Staff have been directed to pursue a lease with School District 59 for City use of O’Brien gym.
- The recommendation to implement curbside recycling was defeated.
- The sale of City property at 10201 – 10th Street to the Chamber of Commerce received the first three readings.
- The properties at 1524, 1528, 1532, 1536, 1540 Loran Drive were rezoned from RS-1 (Residential – Single Family Zone) to RM-2 (Residential – Medium Density Multiple Family Zone).
Snow plowing/removal is completed on a priority basis. Residential areas will be addressed when all priority areas have been completed.
Alaska Avenue and 8th Street South are maintained by Ministry of Highways.
FAQ: When the snowplow goes by and clears the road, he also blocks my driveway with snow. Will the City clear my driveway?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Clearing individual driveways is extremely expensive and places a huge strain on City resources. The City utilizes graders with snow gates in residential areas to try to eliminate blocking driveways.
Remembrance Day Ceremony:
The ceremony will once again be held in Unchagah Hall at Dawson Creek Secondary School at 10:30. The service will start off with the Marching On of The Colours, the singing of O’Canada, the playing of the Last Post, two minutes of silence, the playing of The Lament, Reveille and the laying of wreaths in remembrance.
City Hall is closed on Monday November 11th for Remembrance Day.
City Hall flags will fly at half mast for Remembranc Day.
The City is currently considering a curbside recycling program and would like you to be a part of the conversation.
Do you have thoughts on:
- How often should it be?
- How much should it cost each household?
- Should it be the same day as garbage pick-up?
- Anything else about recycling?
Share your views in this 7 question anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CurbsideRecyclingSurvey
The survey will be open until November 6th at 11:59pm.
For more information on curbside recycling in Dawson Creek view the Frequently Asked Questions: Recycling FAQ