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From Spallumcheen Council Chambers 

General Notices

  • Open Burning Reminder – the Open Burning period has now ended. Should the fire department respond to a fire call at your property, and you are found to be in contravention of the Township of Spallumcheen Fire Prevention Bylaw, you may be responsible for the costs associated to the fire call and as well be subject to fines.
  • Fireworks – Are only permitted between October 24 and November 1 each year and are not permitted outside that time as they cause stress and strain on our agricultural community. Thank you for following our bylaws and respecting our community and your neighbours. To report incidences of fireworks happening outside of this time frame, residents are asked to call 911 and ask for Fire Dispatch. Should the fire department respond to a fireworks call at your property, and you are found to be in contravention, you may be responsible for the costs associated with the fire call and as well be subject to fines.
  • 2022 Draft Annual Report is available on the website. Public review and comments can be submitted in writing (no later than 4:00 pm Monday, June 5, 2023) or in person at the Monday, June 5, 2023 Regular Council meeting scheduled for 5:30 pm.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monday, June 5, 2023

  • Committee of the Whole Meeting at 9:00 am
  • Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

  • Coffee with the Mayor at 10:30 am  CANCELLED - NEXT ONE IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2023

Monday, June 19, 2023

  • Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 pm

Emergency Preparedness

  • Wildfire Preparedness – Get prepared for the upcoming wildfire season: organize your 72-hour emergency supply kit, and plan for family, pet, and farm animal relocations in the event of an evacuation order. Refer to the Township’s website for more information on wildfire preparedness.
  • In the event of an emergency where an Evacuation Order has been issued, Farming Business Operations may qualify for a Temporary Access Permit.  To help prepare your farm, you may choose to complete the application form in advance of an emergency.
  • Communities across the North Okanagan Join Alertable.The new program will share time-sensitive information related to local emergencies such as wildfires, floods, or other hazards.Sign up to receive emergency-related alerts in Spallumcheen.
  • Spallumcheen Website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca – In the event of an emergency please also utilize the Township of Spallumcheen website as up to date information will be available as soon as possible. Updates are generally provided and reported by advising of the next update date and time.

Finance Department

  • Don’t forget to claim your Home Owner Grant (HOG) online at: www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or phone 1-888-355-2700
  • HOG’s must be claimed by July 4, 2023 to avoid penalty.
  • Property taxes are due by July 4, 2023. Unpaid taxes are subject to a penalty

  • Property Tax Prepayment Plan Renewal form must be completed and returned to the Township by July 31, 2023.
    • If you have paid your 2023 property taxes in full and would like to make prepayments for 2024 taxes, please fill out the Property Tax Prepayment Plan form that was included with your 2023 property taxes.
    • 2023 Dog Tags are available - have you purchased yours yet?
    • 2023 Business Licences are past due, please pop in to the office to pick up yours.

Public Works Department

  • Flooding is possible in the spring so prepare and plan. Sandbag stations for Spallumcheen residents can be found at the Public Works Yard. Please bring your own shovel.
  • Creeks & Culverts are being monitored daily. If you see any issues, please contact the office at 250-546-3013.  During after hours the Township has an answering service who can reach out to the required personnel.
  • Roadside Mowing will begin in June.
  • Patching will be ongoing throughout the Township.  Please drive with due care and attention and be respectful of signage, flaggers and crews working
  • Watermain Flushing will be ongoing on Local Areas of Service operated by the Township.

Planning and Development Services

  • Based on the Townships Agri-Hub Feasibility Study (2022), the RDNO is undertaking an Agri-hub Planning Process. Find out more at www.rdno.ca/agrihub.
  • BC Building Codechanges took effect May 1, 2023 – these changes require most new construction to be 20% more energy efficient in accordance with the Energy Step Code.
  • Did you know? You can schedule a meeting with planning staff by emailing planner@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca before submitting your application to get all your questions answered! This is also the best way to ask questions about existing applications or get general planning information.