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Tuesday, February 21st 1 p.m. Council Chambers
Village of New Denver Office
The Villages of Slocan, Silverton and New Denver, and the unincorporated communities within Electoral Area “H” of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), are working with EDCD Consulting to explore new models for how to deliver services that will support local business and economic growth. We are asking residents for input. Please attend one (or all) of the following meetings:
Public Engagement Meeting #1:
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Silverton Memorial Hall
Public Engagement Meeting #2:
When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Passmore Hall
Public Engagement Meeting #3:
When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Slocan Legion Hall
Also, please complete the online survey by February 24: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVEconomicDevelopment
Hard copies are available at the Slocan, Silverton & New Denver Village Offices
Residents of New Denver are invited to attend an open house to learn about the outcomes of the two recent structural assessments done on the Knox Hall and the Bosun Hall. Steven Thomson, Principal Engineer from 9dot Engineering Inc. will be presenting the results of the structural assessments and will be available to answer questions directly related to the contents of the two reports.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017
WHERE: Bosun Hall – 710 Bellevue Street, New Denver, BC
PDF copies of both of the structural assessment reports are available on the Village’s website at www.newdenver.ca/documents/reports-and-studies and a printed copy can also be viewed at the Village Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., weekdays except statutory holidays.
As many residents know, the Village of New Denver was fortunate to receive a recreation infrastructure grant from the Columbia Basin Trust in order to connect existing trail networks in the New Denver area. The Village has been actively working on this project, including developing trailheads and signage, increasing related trail amenities such as basic washroom facilities, benches and picnic tables, and of course, improving the lakeside Mori Trail to extend to Bigelow Bay and the Carpenter Creek trails and Orchard trails.
At this point, the existing trail has been cleared and several new sections have been added, reaching almost all the way to Bigelow Bay. Professional arborists have been brought in to assess trees that could pose a safety risk. The Village is aiming to maintain the character of the trail while also increasing accessibility and ensuring public safety. Take a walk along the lakeshore if you have not already to check out the new trail features.
Public washroom facilities have been installed at the Denver Canyon trailhead as well as the north-west side of Carpenter Creek, fulfilling a need in the community. The facility at the end of Main Street will be installed with vegetative screening if required and appropriate signage for access. It is Council’s hope that these measures will reduce the number of people “doing their business” in the bushes around town. The Village of New Denver is hoping to install more permanent and elaborate public washroom facilities and is optimistic that these can be included in future improvements to the Bosun Hall, pending the outcome of the structural assessment on the building which the Village expects to receive later this year.
We hope you enjoy these new and improved amenities which aim to increase access and encourage active outdoor recreation, and allow for the use of municipal greenspaces for organized recreation events.
INFORMATION REGARDING BEAR MANAGEMENT – THE VILLAGE OF NEW DENVER
Following the high number of reports of bear activity in town, the Village of New Denver would like to remind its residents to pick all fruit trees and contact WildSafe BC Coordinator Bree Lillies for further information on preventative measures.
Her contact details are as follows:
TO REPORT A DANGEROUS ANIMAL CALL THE CONSERVATION OFFICER OFFICE – 1-877-952-7277
For more information on the Province of British Columbia’s bear management procedures please click on the link below:
As the hot days of summer arrive, residents of the Village of New Denver are asked to observe the following rules regarding the use of sprinklers within the municipal boundaries:
|Level 1 Sprinkling Restrictions:||No sprinkling between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Daily|
WATER SMART AMBASSADOR
The Village of New Denver has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to act as the Water Smart Ambassador, a summer position for the 2016 season. This is a real opportunity to make a difference in your community. While this is an ideal position for a person already in, or interested in, a career in environmental education or resource management, anyone with an interest in water conservation is encouraged to reply.
The Water Smart Ambassador provides public education about water conservation to residents and businesses in New Denver. Duties include: responding to customer inquiries about water conservation; proactively promoting water conservation through public displays and events, conducting lawn and garden water assessments at residential locations. Training will be provided.
– Passion for water conservation and environmental issues
– Excellent interpersonal communications skills
– Completion of Grade 12 or an equivalent GED
– Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5
– Knowledge of the local area
– Self motivated and highly organized
– Experience with public education and/or working with the public on a one-on-one level
– Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
– Data gathering and analytical skills
The Water Smart Ambassador position is jointly funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and The Village of New Denver. This position is a result of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Water Smart initiative, which aims to achieve a 20% reduction in basin wide water consumption by the end of 2016.
More information about the initiative and the Water Smart Ambassador Program can be found at www.cbt.org/watersmart/
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by Friday April 15, 2016 to:
Village of New Denver, Attention: Bruce Woodbury, CAO
Mail: P.O. Box 40, New Denver, B.C., V0G 1S0
In person: 115 Slocan Avenue, New Denver
This position will remain posted until filled. All applicants are thanked for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
2016/2017 – Community Initiatives (CIP) and Affected Areas (AAP) Programs
The CIP/AAP programs are designed to help address the needs of Basin communities. The programs are flexible and able to accommodate individual processes and they incorporate community-based funding decisions to better meet local priorities. Program funds are allocated on a per capita funding formula and are distributed once a year to CBT’s local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, and the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden, Village of Valemount, Ktunaxa Nation Council, and Shuswap Indian Band.
Applications are available online and can be completed, saved, and submitted by email to the attention of Judy Madelung at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are also acceptable by fax, post, and by hand delivery. The deadline for submissions is Monday February 29, 2016 at 04:30 PST. For further program information please contact Judy Madelung at the above mentioned email, by phone at 250-352-8170 or visit our website at http://rdck.ca/cip-aap for further details.
MUNICIPALITIES: Cities: Castlegar, Nelson Town: Creston Villages: Kaslo, Nakusp, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton and Slocan
ELECTORAL AREAS: A-Wynndel/East Shore Kootenay Lake B C D E F G H-The Slocan Valley IJ-Lower Arrow/Columbia K-The Arrow Lakes
The Council and Staff of the Village of New Denver would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Village Office will be closing at 4:00 pm on Wednesday December 23rd and will reopen at 8 am on Monday January 4th
The public is requested to take notice that the Village of New Denver’s Regular Meeting of Council originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 22, 2015 is cancelled.
Council Meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Village of New Denver Council Chambers on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The schedule for 2016 is:
January 12th & 26th July 12th & 26th
February 9th & 23rd August 9th & 23rd
March 8th & 22nd September 13th & 27th
April 12th & 26th October 11th & 25th
May 10th & 24th November 8th & 22nd
June 14th & 28rd December 13th & 27th
Residential garbage collection will take place on Tuesday, December 22nd and on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015.
Commercial garbage collection will NOT take place on Friday, December 25th or Friday January 1st.
2016 BUDGET NOTICE
Subject to Section 166 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Village of New Denver invites public consultation in the preparation of the Village’s 2016 Five Year Financial Plan. Council welcomes public input from residents of the Village with regards to items they would like to see addressed in the budget.
To ensure Council’s consideration please submit your comments to the Village of New Denver Municipal Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016.
Dog owners in the Village of New Denver are reminded that all dogs residing in the Village of New Denver are required to have a current dog licence. Dog Licences are available from the Village Office.
Business owners are reminded that a current Business Licence is required for all commercial undertakings of any kind within the Village of New Denver, including home-based businesses, professional, personal or other services for the purpose of gain or profit. Business Licences are available from the Village Office.
Continued Participation in the 2016 Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.
Please contact the Village in person, by phone: (250) 358 2316 or by email email@example.com, for further information or questions regarding the program.