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Volunteer Members Needed for the Advisory Planning Commission

2/28/2020

Wanted! Volunteer members for the Advisory Planning Commission.The District of Sechelt has vacancies on the APC for a two-year term from early 2020 to December 2021.The APC makes recommendations to

News Release - Trail Avenue progress update

2/28/2020

On February 7, 2020, during the work to install a storm sewer line on Trail Avenue, possible artifacts were discovered which resulted in a halt to all work on the Trail Avenue realignment and construction project. 54 test pits in the construction zone, between Surf Circle and Pebbles Crescent, have now been removed and the consultant, In Situ Archaeological Consulting, is screening the soil from both the test pits as well as all the soil removed during the installation of the storm sewer line. When the screening is complete, if no further artifacts are located, the Province may issue a permit to continue the road construction. It is anticipated work may resume on March 9th.

News Release - Trail Avenue construction resumes

3/11/2020

Road and storm sewer work on Trail Avenue resumed on Tuesday March 10. On February 7, 2020 possible artifacts were discovered which resulted in a halt to all work on the Trail Avenue realignment and construction project. Soil from test pits in the construction zone was removed and the consultant, In Situ Archaeological Consulting, screened the soil and released the area for continued construction. The west side of Trail Avenue between Anchor and Pebble Crescent has been cleared for road works. Construction of the storm infrastructure in this area has resumed, and the ditches will be stripped and infilled with road base material for the rest of this week.

News Release - District of Sechelt announces COVID-19 precautions

3/13/2020

Sechelt, BC – With waves of international news about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and its declaration from the World Health Organization Wednesday as a pandemic illness, the District of Sechelt is preparing for potential impact. The District of Sechelt has announced the municipality continues to monitor the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impacts on the community and is making some operational changes to manage the situation. The District is in regular contact with Health Emergency Management BC and Vancouver Coastal Health. For now, the Municipal Hall and the Visitor Information Centre remain open.

Parcel Tax Memo 2020

3/16/2020

Parcel Tax Review Panel Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Community Charter, the District of Sechelt will be holding a Review Panel in regard to parcel tax assessment rolls. There are

Municipal Hall closed to public

3/16/2020

District of Sechelt closed the municipal hall to the public today at 2:30 pm until further notice. Staff will continue to work to provide municipal services however some staff will work from home. Citizens and businesses can contact District staff by email and telephone.

Notice of Cancellation of March 18, 2020 Regular Council Meeting

3/16/2020

Notice is hereby given that the March 18, 2020 Regular Council meeting has been cancelled.

News Release - Wakefield lift station failure

3/18/2020

On Wednesday March 18 the effluent lift station at the foot of Wakefield Road in West Sechelt had an equipment failure and effluent spill. The station is currently operating effectively, and the spill was contained by Sechelt staff. It is estimated that 5,300 litres of effluent may have spilled into the ocean. On March 18th at approximately 7:35 am a problem was reported regarding the lift station to the Sunshine Coast Regional District. At 7:55 am the Sunshine Coast Regional District notified the District of Sechelt. Staff attended the area immediately and contained the spill by 8:10am

Community Bulletin - March 19, 2020

3/19/2020

District of Sechelt will be posting a Community Bulletin as news arises.

Sunshine Coast Emergency Operations Centre Bulletin March 20, 2020

3/20/2020

This is the official communication for the Level 2 Emergency Operations Centre for the Sunshine Coast Regional District, District of Sechelt, Sechelt Indian Government District and Town of Gibsons.
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