Bowen Island Municipality has recently established an Emergency Management Program (EMP) with the adoption of Bylaw No. 428, 2016.
Council is inviting members of the public to apply for a position on the Emergency Program Executive Committee. Reporting to Council, this committee will provide strategic direction and oversight to the Emergency Program Management Committee. Additional duties include:
The sitting of the Parcel Tax Review Panel is an opportunity for individuals to appeal the validity of the Parcel Tax Roll on one of the following grounds:
a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll;
b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel;
c) there is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel;
d) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed.
Bowen Island Municipality is moving forward with the strategic priority of a Community Centre for Bowen Island.
The proposed civic building, a 14,300 square foot facility providing community, recreational and performing arts spaces plus municipal offices is to be built on Area 3 of Lot 2 of municipal land (east of Bowen Island Community School).
More changes are coming to parking in Snug Cove in 2017. With construction underway on the Cove Commons building, the parking lot on the North side of the Library has been removed and the parking lot on the West side is now a combination of 12 hour parking, Library parking, disabled parking and reserved parking spaces. In the Spring, the 12 hour parking in the West lot will be reduced to two hour parking.
Bowen Island Municipality has obtained a 30 year tenure (Licence of Occupation) for Mannion Bay from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations with the intent of restoring socioecological integrity in the Bay.
Municipal staff will bring forward a Mannion Bay Update and Implementation Report in April 2017.