Sparwood City Council update

A recap of what was discussed during Sparwood City Council on Aug. 24, 2015.

Sparwood City Council has released the latest edition of Council Facts, updating the community on council operations.

There have been two submissions to council during the Public Heart of the Official Community Plan. Shelly Hume requested that Council reverse their decision to remove the proposed trails along the Whiskey Jack and Wilson Creek properties.

The second was from Rick Pater, who requested that his property, located at 8000 Highway 43, remain under the current land use designation.

Council is asking for people to voice their concerns about the proposed open-pit rock quarry, located 16 km east of Sparwood, near the Alberta border. All concerned community members affected by the proposed quarry permit are encouraged to submit written comments. The deadline for submissions is 10 a.m. on Sept. 8.

City Council announced its support of the Terry Fox Run, and the first official “Terry Fox Day” on Sept. 20. The event will start at 10 a.m. at the leisure center, with all funds raised going to cancer research.

Sparwood City Council reminded residents that the Sparwood Leisure Centre pool will be closed for maintenance, starting on Sept. 8 through Sept. 18. Along with that, there will be no garbage pick up on Sept. 7, due to the statutory holiday, Labour Day.

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