Council is very pleased to advise that it has recently adopted the new OCP (Bylaw #763 - Official Community Plan). This plan was a result of consultations and feedback opportunities with residents and Council over the past year and generally reflects the values of the residents, and how they wish the Village to develop and progress over the next ten years. Over the next year, the Village will also be upgrading the Zoning Bylaw to ensure that it is aligned with the directives and goals of the OCP. Council wishes to sincerely thank all of those who participated in this process to help shape our Communities’ future.
Regular Council Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of every month at 6:00pm. Special Open Meetings and Public Hearings are also sometimes scheduled on an as needed basis for Council to address issues or items that are of a time sensitive nature, or require the adoption of certain zoning or the annual financial plan bylaws. Both are available to the general public for electronic viewing via ZOOM. Call or e-mail the Village office at 250-367-7234 or admin @montrose.ca to obtain the ZOOM meeting ID and passcode.
On August 27th, the Federal and Provincial Governments announced that the Village of Montrose has been successful in its application for funding under the Infrastructure Canada Grant Program for the much-needed upgrades to the Village’s waste water treatment plant.
The Village will receive $1.838 million dollars towards the cost of the estimated $2.507 million dollar project. With the grant funding, the Village’s share of the costs will be $669,000 or 27.3% of the project’s cost.
The project will modernize the 56 year-old plant and make it much more efficient, safe and environmentally effective. Major works on the plant will include replacing the electrical system, restoration of the existing two clarifiers and oxidation ditch, a new headworks and control building and improvements to the piping and valving system.
It is anticipated that the upgrades to the plant will be completed by fall of 2021.
April 10, 2019: the Regional Emergency Program has officially launched our new Emergency Alerting System. This system will aid Emergency Operations Centre staff in the delivery of Evacuation Alerts and Evacuation Orders during life-safety events. As a member of the regional emergency program, this Emergency Alerting System covers the citizens in Montrose. This system will allow users to register to receive alerts in one of four ways, with a mobile app, email, SMS text message, or phone call. Registration is easy and takes less than five minutes!
Bear Season is here. Avoid creating attractants for wildlife by ensuring that fruit is picked off your trees and off the ground, as well as securing garbage and compost waste in bins and storing it in places that wildlife cannot reach. See Bears: Wildsafe BC for more info.
The Village would like to remind residents that under the Village’s Building Bylaws - Bylaw #633 and Amendment Bylaw #661, building permits are required for home and out-building structural related repairs, renovations, additions and roofing replacements. If you are not sure if your work project requires a permit, please contact the Village office at 250-367-7234 or the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), Building Department at: 250-368-0222.
The Village will be getting a new Electric Vehicle Charging station. The station will allow visitors to charge their vehicle and get a good look at the community and its amenities. The station will be located at the Village Office, and is being installed by the Accelerate Kootenays Program.