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This is notice that the April 21, 2021 Special Committee of the Whole meeting has been recessed until 3:30pm due to technical internet connection difficulties experienced at municipal hall.
The State of Local Emergency has been extended to April 30, 2021.
The April 21, 2021 Special Committee of the Whole and Regular Council meeting agendas are available on the District's website. See article for Zoom meeting details.
Notice is given that a Special Committee of the Whole meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 3pm. See article for more details.
The April 14, 2021 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council to Closed meeting agendas have been published and are now available on the District's website. See article for meeting details.
Notice is given that a Housing Advisory Committee meeting will be held on April 8, 2021 at 7pm conducted via an online Zoom meeting platform. See article for Zoom meeting details.
The April 7, 2021 Regular Council meeting agenda is available on the District's website. See article for Zoom meeting details.
Sechelt, BC – The District of Sechelt is pleased to announce a partnership with ICBC and Canada Post to increase municipal revenue.
The District has been working with Canada Post to change the postal codes in Sechelt from a rural designation to an urban designation. Canada Post announced this successful change earlier in March. As a result of the change in postal codes ICBC is now able to increase car insurance rates for all vehicles registered in Sechelt. The additional revenue generated will be split between the provincial insurance carrier and the municipality. It is estimated that this insurance increase could net the municipality in the range of $10-$11 million dollars per year in revenue.
Mayor Darnelda Siegers stated, “This is such a big win for the municipality. We won’t reduce taxes, of course, but we can spend this money on some really fun projects. A couple of years ago we explored the idea of creating a canal from Trail Bay to Porpoise Bay but it was just too expensive. Now we can look at that project again!”
Andrew Allen, Director of Planning and Development stated, “Well, now that Canada Post has officially designated Sechelt as urban, we are going to look at putting in more traffic lights at intersections and parking meters. This is potentially another revenue stream for us.”
It is not expected that traffic, industrial noise, and pollution will increase until April 1, 2022. Which, coincidentally, is April Fool’s Day.
This is notice that the March 31, 2021 Special Council to Closed meeting agenda has been amended and can be found on the District's website. See article for more details.
The District of Sechelt is the recipient of a tourism dependent communities grant from the Province of BC in the amount of $809,019 for three major projects.
The three projects going forward with this grant include a sani-dump station and information kiosk, Trail Bay seawalk improvements, and significant improvements to the Hackett Park playground. The projects are 100% funded through this grant with no matching funding required.