CALL FOR NOMINATIONS CITY OF GRAND FORKS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION 2018

Do you know of a special volunteer in our community?

The City of Grand Forks call for Volunteer Appreciation nominations period is officially open.

Volunteers are the heart of our community. Thank you for your generosity!

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Notice of Intention to Amend the Five Year Financial Plan

The City of Grand Forks is proposing to amend the 2018-2022 Five Year Financial Plan, Bylaw No. 2045, 2018.

The public will have an opportunity to speak to this bylaw amendment at the Committee of the Whole meeting to be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 9:00 am at City Hall, 7217 4th Street, Grand Forks.

Bylaw 2045 amendment & report

Comments regarding the Financial Plan amendment can be forwarded in writing to the Chief Financial Officer, by mail, in person at City Hall, or by e-mail to info@grandforks.ca.

Mailing address:

Corporation of the City of Grand Forks

PO Box 220

Grand Forks, BC  V0H 1H4

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Paving July 2018

The City’s paving contractor will be patching potholes around town the week of July 23. Please plan for delays and detours. Thank you for your patience.

Questions? Comments?

(250) 442-4148 or info@grandforks.ca

PUBLIC NOTICE: City Hall Early Closure July 20th

City Hall will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20th for computer system upgrades. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 23rd, we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Voltage Conversion Project Update

The City is starting the final phase of its voltage conversion project the week of June 18. Notices will be hand delivered to affected businesses. Thank you for your patience.

Please see the map below for the locations and dates.

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Tipping fees covered by Province

Those residents impacted by Boundary flood won’t pay tipping fees

Given the extraordinary circumstances and wide-spread flooding damages to individuals, families and small businesses as a result of the recent flooding in the Boundary region, the Province of BC will cover tipping fees related to disposal of flood damaged materials.

Those affected by flooding will not have to pay when bringing flood debris to local waste facility.

Residents must present identification to waste facility staff that shows proof of name and address to confirm residence in a flood affected area.

Facility staff will verify that the waste is flood impacted debris and confirm origin of waste, as well as document the weight and volume. Facilities will compile the transactions and send an invoice for the total amount to the Province for reimbursement.

Hours at the Grand Forks Landfill have been extended from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Other waste facilities across the RDKB will follow their regular hours listed at rdkb.com.

Demolition or construction debris must go to a Class 1 landfill: either in Grand Forks or in Greenwood.

All other debris can go to any waste facility across the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

Flood waste should be separated as follows:

o   Clean wood – branches, sticks, trees, clean dimensional lumber -material that will be chipped and composted.

o   Fridges/Freezers – If the contents can be cleaned out, that’s great. If not, please secure the door/lid with tape or rope.

o   Metal – appliances (fridges & freezers separate), furniture, toys and other metal.

o   Hazardous materials: Please separate paint cans, batteries, propane tanks, tires and hazardous sprays.

o   The Rest: This includes carpets, underlay, rugs, books, mattresses, furniture, insulation, drywall, clothes and plastic items.

The Province and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary have agreed to an “aggregate billing process” to streamline the entire transaction process and not place an onerous up-front cash burden on individuals, families and small businesses.

It is important to note, that the fees are not being waived. Applicable fees will be consolidated by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and then submitted to the Province for reimbursement.

The Province of BC has committed to supporting and working with the Regional District and the community and people of Grand Forks throughout the recovery process.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is launching its Boundary Flood Resilience Centre to help all victims of the 2018 catastrophic floods in the Boundary region. It will open at the Grand Forks Curling Rink on Saturday, May 26th at 9:00 a.m.  The Red Cross and EOC will mark the opening with a community pancake breakfast at the Curling Rink starting at 8:00 a.m.

For more information: Frances Maika, EOC Public Information Officer 250-231-3172 (cell) fmaika@rdkb.com