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Media Release - City Dismantles Sanitary Dump Station

The Willingdon Beach-area sanitary dump station for emptying recreational vehicle holding tanks is now closed.
 
Murray Steer, the City of Powell River’s Superintendent of Public Works, said city crews have dismantled the dumping facility in the parking lot adjacent to Willingdon Beach Park. People requiring a sanitary dump station can make use of the one adjacent to the car wash at the Powell River Airport. Steer said it is open and available 24 hours a day.
 
The City had provided forewarning of the closure.
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:30am

Media Release - City Offered to Purchase Lot 450 Property

To expand its land base and to provide opportunities and options for the land’s use, Powell River City Council is contemplating purchase of a 132-acre property adjacent to Millennium Park.
 
At the Tuesday, April 25 special finance committee meeting, the City announced it has offered to purchase the land, known by its legal description as Lot A, District Lot 450, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan BCP23887 Except Part Subdivided by Plan BCP42255, for $800,000. The offer to purchase is good until the end of May.
 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:15am

Media Release - Water Main Flushing Program Will Clean System

As part of ongoing efforts to maintain infrastructure, the City of Powell River will begin a water main flushing program this month.
 
The program, scheduled to last from April 24 until June 9, is an integral part of an approach to protecting and enhancing the quality and safety of the city’s drinking water.
 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:30am

Highlights from April 20, 2017 City of Powell River Council Meeting

The following summary is provided in accordance with Council’s Strategic Priorities and is in keeping with the City’s commitment to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability.
Website: www.powellriver.ca
                                                                                                                                                                       
 
National Poetry Month Readings

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:30am

City Seeks Sustainability Committee Applications

 
Submissions for interested community organizations and individuals to participate in the city’s new Sustainability Committee are being invited by the City of Powell River.
 
The Sustainability Committee is a Council Select Committee comprised of Councillors Russell Brewer, CaroleAnn Leishman and Rob Southcott; one member of the Youth Council; three representatives from local sustainability action groups and two members of the public.
 
The committee’s mandate has four parts: 
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30pm

Media Release - Owners of Dilapidated Hotel Receive Teardown Notice

Powell River City Council members voted unanimously in support of a remedial action requirement that requires demolition of the building known as the Inn at Westview.
 
At the Thursday, April 6 council meeting, councillors voted on an eight-part motion that requires Seaboard Hotels Ltd. Inc. No 573547, the building’s owner, to demolish and remove the building at the company’s cost. The initiative comes at council’s insistence that the building is in hazardous condition, is a nuisance, and is so dilapidated as to be offensive to the community.
 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Media Release - New Fitness Equipment

New fitness equipment will modernize recreation complex facility
 
Through a $60,000 contribution from the Powell River Community Forest, the fitness room in the Powell River Recreation Complex will be receiving a major upgrade.
 
Neil Pukesh, Manager of Recreation, said the city has gone through a request for proposals process, it received a number of submissions, a vendor has been selected and the equipment is on order.
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:00am

Backyard Burning Regulations

April is Backyard Burning Month
Tips to keep your neighbours happy and the Fire Department away from your door!

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:15am

Updated Draft Financial Plan Presentation March 23, 2017

The Finance Committee met February 23, 2017 for a summary presentation on the 2017 operating budgets for the General, Water and Sewer Funds, a review of the supplemental operational requests, as well as a presentation on staff recommended 2017 capital projects. During this meeting, public were provided an opportunity to provide input prior to budget discussions by the Finance Committee as well as an opportunity for the public to respond Committees' discussion.
 
Through discussion of the Finance Committee there was apparent agreement on the following:
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:00am

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