Municipal Office Newsletter January 2018
The Village of Port Alice
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Rumble Sheet 1 January 2018
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017
Holiday House Decorating Contest:
Brian & Lorraine Nash
Gord Ward & Barb Hickling
Audrey & Gord Surtees
Thank-you to all those who participated!
Honorable mentions to: Ted Dryka and Sherry
Milot and to Susan & Russ Hunter
Port Alice Rumble Beach Marina
2018 Marina Parking and Boat Launch passes
Rumble Sheet 2 January 2018
Municipal Office News
Council Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th
Wednesday of the month in the Village
Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.
If there is an issue or concern that you wish
to address Council about, you may request
delegate status by
submitting a signed letter of request by
5:00 pm on the Thursday prior to the next
Jan Allen .................. 284-3201
Marnie Chase ........... 284-3597
Dave Stewart ........... 209-2888
Doug Worthington ... 284-3202
1016 Marine Drive
PO Box 130, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
After hours emergency contact:
Paul Carver 250-209-7883
Local Phone Numbers
ANY EMERGENCY - 911
RCMP Non-emergency. ....... 284-3353
Health Centre ............ 284-3555
School ......................... 284-3315
Municipal Office ......... 284-3391
Community Centre ...... 284-3912
Arena .......................... 284-3943
Public Works ............... 284-6612
BC Road Conditions :
Wildlife ............... 877-952-7277
Sidewalk & Footbridge Winter Maintenance
2017-2018 Winter Season
During the 2017-2018 winter season, please be aware that the Village of
Port Alice does not remove snow and/or ice from the public sidewalks in
When the sidewalks and/or footbridges are covered with snow and/or ice
they are very slippery. Please use extreme caution when walking on
them. Under the policy the Public Works Crew is directed to clear the
footbridges only , and only after the major roads and streets have
We regret this inconvenience brought on by forces of nature, and remind
you to use extreme caution when using the sidewalks and footbridges
during the winter, and that you are doing so at your own risk.
This notice is published in accordance with Village of Port Alice
Sidewalk & Footbridge Maintenance Policy Code No. 4.3.b.
Annual Dog License
Is required over 8 months old
Spayed/Neutered $ 15.00 per dog
Non-Spayed/Neutered $ 30.00 per dog
Replacements Tags $2.50 per dog
Annual Business License
Is required to operate a commercial/industrial business, rental
units or paces, home occupation or mobile business.
Average annual cost is $50.
Licenses can be purchased at the Village Office,
1061 Marine Drive.
2018 Council Meeting Dates
In accordance with Section 127 of the Community Charter, the following is
the schedule for the Regular Meetings of Council for the Village of Port Alice
for 2018. The Regular Council Meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Village
Office Council Chambers, located at 1061 Marine Drive, Port Alice, BC.
January 10, 2018 June 13, 2018
January 24, 2018 June 27, 2018
February 14, 2018 July 11, 2018
February 28, 2018 August 8, 2018
March 14, 2018 September 26, 2018
March 28, 2018 October 10, 2018
April 11, 2018 October 24, 2018
April 25, 2018 November 14, 2018
May 9, 2018 November 28, 2018
May 23, 2018 December 12, 2018
Rumble Sheet 3 January 2018
From the desk of the CAO...
Happy New Year Port Alice residents. I hope everyone had an incredible Christmas and New Year’s.
This is the second installment in my monthly reports and from what I’ve heard, my December editorial was well
Last month many of you noticed large ships anchored off our shores on five (5) different occasions receiving
municipal water. That bulk water purchase was authorized by municipal Council on July 12, 2017 through
resolution that states,
THAT the municipality welcomes the opportunity to assist Marine Harvest in their efforts to control
the harmful effects of ocean parasites on their Atlantic salmon stocks during the summer months.
AND THAT the municipality agrees to sell Marine Harvest municipal water at the metered rates
specified in the “Village of Port Alice Rates and Fees Bylaw” plus any additional related costs.
AND FURTHER THAT the availability and frequency of such water sales will be at the discretion of the
Public Works Department.
The public can be reassured that at “no time” during the transfer of water to the ship was our water collection,
storage and distribution system placed at risk, nor was the health and well-being of our community. Public
works staff closely monitored the water system during each of the five (5) transfer operations. Sufficient
volumes of water were maintained in the system in each instance to support full fire protection. The decision to
authorize the sale of municipal water was made only after a detailed review by staff and myself. Marine Harvest
is responsible for all costs associated with the supply of water.
The Recycling Depot has now been brought under the umbrella of municipal operations. The posting for the
new municipal position is now being advertised, with a closing date of January 9, 2018. Please note the
following new hours of operation:
Wednesday 12pm to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
We would like to thank the Port Alice Recycling Society for their years of dedication and service to our
community. Without the hard work of the society, recycling would not be where it is today in Port Alice.
The work to build our new 300,000-gallon reservoir above Rupert Avenue is still on schedule, with an expected
completion date of late January, or early February, weather permitting. Our contractor advised the material to
build the epoxy coated steel tank has now been received at their yard and will soon be transported to the site.
The completion of the major upgrade to our waste water treatment plant has experienced a setback. Staff is
working closely with the contractor’s design-build team to address this matter. I will endeavor to keep you
updated as the project progresses towards completion.
The detailed design work for the marina project is nearing completion. Council on December 13
layout for the project. Copies of that plan are available at the Municipal Office.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns with my monthly report or anything related to municipal
operations, please drop by to see me. My door is always open to you, the citizens of our amazing community.
In closing, from my family to yours, I would like to wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year.
** Please note regular Monday to Friday Hours are still in effect for outside depot