District hosting road issues roundtable

District of Barriere Feb. 16 council meeting highlights

The Family Fun Night and PJ Party fundraiser at the Ridge on Feb. 8

The Family Fun Night and PJ Party fundraiser at the Ridge on Feb. 8

Feb. 19 – Roads Issues Round Table for public input

Are you concerned about commercial trucks parking in your neighbourhood? As a trucker, do you have an opinion you feel needs to be heard? Are there solutions you would like to share? What about snow removal standards? Water and drainage issues? Other road issues? This provides an opportunity for area citizens to provide input and brainstorm solutions that will be considered in preparation to address these matters in the District of Barriere’s  Traffic Bylaw.

The Round Table is being held at “the Ridge” (4936 Barriere Town Road) on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 -Third Budget Meeting scheduled

Council will be winding down its budget deliberations at a special budget meeting scheduled for Feb. 23,  7 p.m., to be held in council chambers (4936 Barriere Town Road).  This provides an opportunity for residents to give council their input. All budget items will be posted on the district’s website (www.barriere.ca) by the evening of Feb. 20, and copies will be available at the meeting.

2015 Strategic Plan adopted

The 2015 Strategic Plan sets the direction and departmental priorities for this term of council.

It is consistent with the Official Community Plan goals and objectives for Barriere, and has an action plan timeline associated with the various strategies. It revises and builds on the former council’s plan adopted in October of 2014 at the end of the last term. It is available for viewing at www.barriere.ca.

Employee and Officer Confidentiality as well as Human Resource Basics Policies are adopted

Reiterating the importance of confidentiality to municipal employees and officers has been established in policy form with a confidentiality agreement to be signed by all employees and officers.

The district strives to protect the private information of its citizens by way of the adoption of this policy as well as adhering to its previously adopted Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Privacy Bylaw and Policy.

The Human Resource Basics Policy clarifies employee benefits, including sick leave, bereavement leave, and vacation days, for both the employees and employer.

Family Fun Night and PJ Party fundraiser a success

The district, along with Success by Six Barriere, thanked all those who came out to this year’s Family Fun Night Fundraiser at the Ridge held on Feb. 8, noting those who attended helped ensure the event’s success.

The hallways and activity rooms were jam packed with families from all over the valley; all thanks to the many volunteers who gave up their time to help with activities, supervision, set up and take down.  Also, numerous individuals and businesses contributed by way of Silent Auction items for this event. Barriere should be extremely proud of everyone involved.