Quesnel City Hall (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel City Hall (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Highlights from recent Quesnel City Hall proceedings

Sprinkling restrictions, building a Legion dock, and more

Odds and evens for watering lawns

Residents are now under sprinkling and irrigation restrictions. The water cutbacks came into effect May 15 and will be in effect until Sept. 30, as is the practice each year for the City of Quesnel. All properties are affected if they are connected to the City water system within City limits.

You are allowed to water your lawns according to this schedule (and ONLY between the hours of 6-10 a.m. and 7-11 p.m.).

On even-numbered calendar days, even numbered properties may sprinkle or irrigate;

On odd-numbered calendar days, odd numbered properties may sprinkle or irrigate;


Property Address: 694 is an even-numbered property

Property address: 685 is an odd-numbered property

“These restrictions help to reduce peaks in water use, reducing the high demands on our water delivery system at any given time. This allows the system to keep up with the demands for clean drinking water, irrigation and commercial use, while also being able to store water for future use (i.e., in case of local fires),” said a statement from the City of Quesnel.

Manufacturer allowed on land

Council approved a three-year Temporary Use Permit for Lot 1 District Lot 346 Cariboo District Plan 6073 so that Icon Homes Ltd. can operate a manufacturing business, temporarily, on this empty lot on Hwy 97 North. The lot will be used for manufacturing, servicing and storing modular office units.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 – Dock Project Assistance

Council agreed to assist the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 (The Legion) by providing short-term financing so that the Branch can complete a project to install a new dock at Legion Beach. The Legion has obtained multiple grants that will fully fund the project for a total cost of approximately $93,500, however only some of the funds have been released to The Legion and they will not receive all of the grant funding until after the project is complete and final reports have been submitted. The City will be providing bridge financing to The Legion for a portion of the project cost at $53,500 so that they can complete the work required for the new dock.

City applying for reconciliation grant

City Staff will be applying for the $10,000 Union of BC Municipalities grant under the Urban Communities Partnering for Reconciliation. The Urban Communities Partnering for Reconciliation (UCPR) pilot program is intended to support events and activities that provide a time and place for dialogue to build on opportunities, support reconciliation efforts, resolve issues of common responsibility, interest or concern, and/or to advance tangible outcomes. This grant is an opportunity for the City to leverage the upcoming Vulnerable Population Service and Housing Options Review by creating additional opportunities to present the options available to vulnerable persons once the review is completed.

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