Tree trimming in progress

The City is trimming trees on 2nd Street and some other areas that are to be worked on as a part of the electrical system upgrades. We’re making room for crews to work on the poles and line. Please call (250) 442-8266 with any questions or concerns.

1990 International Truck – 186,000km – Snow Plow Rigout

Specifications

  • DT 466 diesel Engine
  • 10 speed single axle
  • has a leak on the hoist cylinder
  • 12ft dump box
  • 11ft Henderson slide in sander
  • 10 Monroe rotating under body plow

Available for viewing by appointment Monday to Friday 7am – 3:30pm.

Please send your viewing request to:

David Reid

email | 250-442-8266

 

Sealed bids will be accepted until January 15, 2018 and must be submitted to:

City of Grand Forks

Attention Chief Financial Officer

Mail: Box 220

Drop off: 7217 4th St

Grand Forks, BC   V0H 1H0

 

Any bids submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

power outage cancelled

Power Outage December 10

Update December 7, 2017 – The planned outage has been cancelled due to a change in the project work schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience.

As a part of the electrical system upgrades, the City is planning a power outage Sunday December 10th from 8:30 to 14:30 in the highlighted are on the map. Thank you for your patience.

For Sale: Highway Commercial Property

This is a PUBLIC NOTICE, pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, of the intention of the City of Grand Forks to sell a Highway Commercial zoned property at the corner of Central Avenue and 25th St.

The property is legally described as:

Lot A, Plan KAP83258, District Lot 520, S.D.Y.D.

Lot A Plan KAP3258 DL 520 SDYD

Council has deemed this property as excess to the needs of the City and wishes to dispose of the property.

The lowest price that will be accepted for the property is $275,000 plus any applicable taxes.  Property Purchase Tax will be payable at the time of conveyance.  The Purchaser will be responsible for all costs of transferring the title of the property.  The lowest or any offer may not necessarily be accepted.

Sealed offers, identifying the prospective purchaser’s name, address, offer price and a development proposal, together with a certified cheque, or other form of payment acceptable to the City, in the amount of 10% of the offer price, representing payment of a deposit, will be accepted at City Hall, 7217 – 4th Street, P.O. Box 220, Grand Forks, B.C., until the close of business at 4:00 p.m., on November 3, 2017.

Inquiries regarding the property should be directed to Dolores Sheets, Manager of Development & Engineering at 250-442-8266, extension 60116.

Public Notice Electrical Outages

Power Outage September 24

Areas 1 and 2 on the map below will experience a power outage 5am – 11am Sunday September 24th while FortisBC is performing maintenance on their substation. Thank you for your patience.

Watering restrictions Sept 2017 blue

Stage 3 Water Restrictions

The City will be implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday September 11 because of the provincial drought levels. We’re asking for the cooperation of all residents as we try to reduce our water demand by fifty percent. During the month of August, the City distribution system (all residents and businesses) used 321,360 m3 of water – equal in volume to 129 Olympic swimming pools. It’s estimated that only about 100,000 m3 or 1/3 of peak summer demand is used indoors with the remainder used mainly for irrigation.


Stage 3 – once a week watering

For those consumers connected to the City of Grand Forks water system, outdoor sprinkling is limited to the following days and times. Even numbered civic addresses: Watering is only permitted on Saturdays. Odd numbered civic addresses: Watering is only permitted on Sundays.

Manual Sprinklers – From 7:00 am until 9:00am and From 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Automatic Timed Underground Sprinklers – Either From 12:00 am (Midnight) until 4:00am or From 7:00am until 9:00 am & from 7:00pm until 9:00pm but not both.

No person shall fill a swimming pool, hot tub, garden pond or decorative fountain at any time; or, wash a vehicle or boat with water.

Flower gardens, vegetable gardens and newly planted lawns and landscapes may be hand watered at any time using a hand held nozzle.

Any sprinklers running Monday to Friday will be out of compliance with the restrictions and subject to bylaw enforcement.


The Kettle River Watershed is now at Drought Level 4 which means that the watershed is experiencing extremely dry conditions where the water supply is insufficient to meet socio-economic and ecosystem needs.

The City will be doing its part in contributing to conserving water by:

  • Not watering parks (except the Cemetery, James Donaldson and the Central Ave boulevards will be reduced by 50% of the current watering schedule)
  • All other major park sprinkler systems have been shut off except for tree zones and landscapes
  • Not engaging in any water distribution and sanitary system flushing unless there is an emergency

The Bylaw Enforcement Officer will continue to enforce watering restrictions by:

  1. Leaving a red warning flag on the lawn
  2. Issuing fines for non-compliance

Despite using groundwater to supply the water system, the aquifer we draw from interacts with and affects the Kettle River. Our water supply is not at risk of failing at this time but the Kettle River is approaching critical low flows and fish habitat is at risk of drying up or becoming too hot. We all bear responsibility for the impact we have on the environment and the City is being proactive in reducing water demand.