City of Fernie

Public hearings on development variance permits, awarding the paving contract for the Mount Fernie Park road, bylaws and the Organic Soils Management Plan are among a few things the council discussed in this edition.

The City of Fernie is working towards an Organic Soils Management Plan. This three-year pilot project provides an organic method focused on improving soil health, better turf conditions and reduced need for pesticides on City properties.

In this edition of the Council Connection, the 2018 George S. Majic Spiritus Award is presented, council authorizes the first allocation of funds for Events and Festivals for 2018/19, a professional hydrotechnical consulting company is to prepare a City of Fernie Flood Mitigation Plan and the new Communications Coordinator is welcomed.

The City of Fernie announces the appointment of two senior management positions to support ongoing work in community development and asset management. 

The City of Fernie has announced Startec Refrigeration Services Ltd. of Calgary has been selected as the successful bid to provide the new refrigeration plant for Fernie Memorial Arena.

The City of Fernie is continuing to work towards having Fernie Memorial Arena operational for the 2018/19 winter season. 

City Council discusses the Fuel Management Prescription Program, the Firesmart Grant Program and the Fernie Municipal Police Unit Agreement, as well as bylaws and the providing 50 family pool passes for the 2018 Bike to Work week.

Council hears presentations for paving of the Fernie Mountain Park Road, from the Fernie and District Arts Council, the Fernie and District Historical Society, Wildsafe BC and public hearings and discussions of bylaws.

The Griz visits the mayor, the Fernie Youth Action Network's work plans, the Fernie Judo Club, Bylaws and more.

Fernie Memorial Arena was returned to the City of Fernie, on January 26, 2018, for the first time following the tragedy in October 2017.