Council Highlights – October 7, 2019

These highlights are a synopsis of the October 7, 2019 Regular Meeting of Council. Visit to read the complete agenda or watch the recorded webcast of the meeting.

Search & Rescue Efforts Recognized

Andy Krzus and his search dog Nika were deployed to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian in September, and were awarded a certificate for their contribution to the relief effort.


  • October 2019 is Foster Family Month
  • October 10, 2019 is World Mental Health Day
  • October 21 – 27, 2019 is Waste Reduction Week.

For more information on each proclamation and their important causes, please visit our website to view the agenda package for this Council meeting.

FireSmart Grant

Council endorsed the application to the Provincial Community Resiliency Investment Program/FireSmart Community Funding & Support program for prescribed fuel treatments within the municipality.

Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area: Master Infrastructure Strategy

Council received the final report of the Silverdale Master Infrastructure Strategy. It was accepted as a reference document to the Official Community Plan. Neighbourhood planning within the Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area will now consider previous plans, as well as this Master Infrastructure Strategy; future planning must still be based primarily on current conditions and opportunities.

Restrictions to Election Signage on Public Property

Mayor Alexis raised a notice of motion to have staff prepare the appropriate bylaw amendments to restrict the placement of campaign signage on public property, to a limited set of locations within the municipality. The changes would come into effect in 2020.

Train Whistle Cessation Program

Councillor Herar raised a notice of motion to have staff bring forward a report detailing the implications of implementing a train whistle cessation program throughout the municipality.