Collective Agreement Handshake

CUPE Local 4728 and City of Grand Forks reach new deal

After two days of bargaining, the City of Grand Forks and CUPE Local 4728 reached agreement on a four and a half year deal. Management and the Union worked together to find new terms that saw a unanimous ratification by the Union and by Council. Both sides walked away feeling happy with the results that included a two percent per year wage increase and changes to allow more flexibility in employee scheduling.

“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members.”

  • Mayor Frank Konrad

“CUPE Local 4728 is satisfied with the results of 2017 bargaining round. We look forward to four years of partnership with the City of Grand Forks and maintaining a safe working environment for all of our members.”

  • Sukie Lawrence, President, CUPE Local 4728
Spray park open

Tot Lot and Rotary Spray Park Now Open

City crews have sanitized the Tot Lot and Rotary Spray Park after they were flooded earlier this year. Thank you for you patience, they are now ready for fun!

water leak May 2017

Water Leak at 2nd St and Central Ave

One of the valves in the water main is leaking through the valve packing. This means there is water in the intersection. We’re monitoring the infrastructure for any signs of worsening. Repairs will start once the water table recedes.

22nd St update May

22nd St Update

Work will be restarting on 22nd Street this week. This phase of the project is a full depth rebuild of the road. Residents can expect to see more digging as crews redo the road base. Paving will follow at the end of the project. About five hundred metres of road will be reconstructed by the end of the summer.

The road reconstruction follows repairs done to the water and wastewater lines around 75th Ave.

Chief Administrative Officer tenders his resignation

February 27th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Forks, BC – Mr. Doug Allin has tendered his resignation from his position as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Grand Forks effective March 24th, 2017.

“I would like to thank the Council & Staff for their hard work and dedication over the last several years. It has been a pleasure to serve the community and be a part of the development of the organization.”

For media information, please contact:

Cavan Gates

Communications

City of Grand Forks

Phone: (250) 442-8266  Email: cgates@grandforks.ca

Tire and oil round-up

March 18: Tire and Oil Round-up

Bring your old tires and used oil to OK Tire March 18, 2017 to get rid of them for FREE!