Thursday, June 20, 2019

Council

Council

Town hires new staffer

Submitted by Town of Oliver The Town of Oliver is excited to announce that Randy Houle has been hired to the newly created Director of...

Council can’t agree on fire truck funding

Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle After two meetings, Town council is still not convinced that spending $25,000 for a used fire command vehicle is in the best...

Town wants new red tape for vacation rentals

Local government wants to regulate short-term vacation rentals, but the few townspeople who care about the issue seem to like things the way they...

Engineer weighs in on siphon repair

The Town of Oliver is wrestling with a lot of what-ifs concerning the Gallagher Lake siphon and the potential for more rock fall damage. On...

Funding sought for landfill compost site

The regional district is applying for funding to construct a compost site at the Oliver landfill. The plan is to design a facility capable of...

Siphon fix to impact water rates

Borrowing $8.3 million for the Gallagher Lake siphon repair project will see an increase in Oliver’s water rates. On Monday, acting Chief Financial Officer Doug...

Affordable housing project in motion

Council heard a pitch to make life a little cheaper in Oliver. During Committee of the Whole on Monday night, developer Jeff Waters said the...

Siphon fix to impact water rates

Borrowing $8.3 million for the Gallagher Lake siphon repair project will see an increase in Oliver’s water rates. On Monday, acting Chief Financial Officer Doug...

APC reviews plans

Area C’s Advisory Planning Commission reviewed two farm proposals Tuesday night. Gurdev and Nirmaljeet Bahniwal are applying to have an accessory dwelling converted into farm...

Economic contract awarded

Town council has awarded an economic development strategy contract to EcoPlan for $72,140. The strategy will provide a detailed road map for economic development in...

Tax rates bylaw a mixed bag

Oliver residents and business owners will see some changes on their tax notices this year. Town council recently gave  first three readings to 2019 Tax...

Local youth invited to political convention

Dan Walton Oliver Chronicle One lucky teenager might get the exciting opportunity to be immersed in the world of parcel taxes, zoning designations and development cost...

Town wants to know if Air B&B is hot or not

Town Council is interested in hearing from the public to determine the views of residents regarding short-term vacation rentals being allowed to operate in...

Leahy ends up in CFO role

The man that the Town of Oliver used to help find a new chief financial officer is now the new chief financial officer. The Town...

OES to get reclaimed water

Town council has authorized the use of reclaimed wastewater to irrigate the grounds of Oliver Elementary School. The irrigation modification agreement is with School District...