· Water restrictions, and
· Communities in Bloom
Council would like the public to be aware that a watering restriction policy was introduced at its May 21st meeting as follows;
i. Sprinklering is restricted to the hours from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm only
(b) Lawn and garden irrigation by use of hose connected sprinklers, soaker hoses or automatic in ground sprinklers is permitted except in accordance with the above restrictions.
(c) All hoses must be equipped with a spring-loaded shut off device (back flow preventer). If you do not have this device, they can be purchased at any hard ware store and are attached at the hose bib, as required by the BC Plumbing Code to prevent contamination of your water system.
(d) Newly seeded or turfed lawns may be watered on a schedule approved by the Public Works Foreman. The Public Works Foreman has the authority in Sec. 3 of Water Regulation Bylaw No. 479 to regulate or restrict water supply, including shutting off a service for non compliance.
(e) Irrigation with a hand held wand or hose equipped with a spring-loaded shut off device is not restricted.
COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM
Council is participating in the Communities in Bloom program in an effort to make Silverton more attractive.
A Committee has been formed and funding has been allocated for;
· Memorial Hall garden and hanging baskets
· Downtown watering and weeding
· Gallery garden and baskets and other beatification initiatives including
· new signage and
· major sidewalk repair.Council is asking that you
PLEASE DO YOUR PART IN HELPING TO BEAUTIFY SILVERTON!
Silverton is having Seniors Drop In during the months of January, February, March, November and December every Tuesday (10:00 am - Noon)
Thursday (10:00 am - 2:00pm)
Free Age Friendly workshops, games and activities. The drop in is open to all seniors over 50, from Hills to Enterprise Creek. Coffee, tea and snacks provided, and free lunch every 2nd Thursday!
For more information please call Gary Willman at:
250-358-2129 or email at email@example.com
Come on out and enjoy some great activities through the dark days of winter!
SILVERTON FIRE HALL MEETING ROOMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Half Day Rental (4 hours)…………………………………………………....$40.00/half day
The renter is responsible for any damages sustained during the rental period.
Clean-up is essential and required. If there is garbage, recyclables or any other mess left behind, you will be billed for clean up.
For an additional fee we will arrange to hire someone to clean-up. Please let us know in advance if you will require this.
Please contact the municipal office for booking information at 250-358-2472
Mayor Kathy Provan Office Hours:
Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dog owners in the village of Silverton are reminded that all dogs residing in the Village of Silverton are required to have a current dog licence.
Annual licence fees are:
Neutered Male Dog (certificate required).....................$25.00
Spayed Female Dog (certificate required)....................$25.00
Male Dog not Neutered...........................................$100.00
Female Dog not Neutered........................................$100.00
Pit bull Terrier Dog.................................................$300.00
Directory of Community Organizations
Slocan Valley Economic Development Commision
This directory is intended to serve as a resourse for the people of the Slocan Valley to access the services, facilities and information needed for the well-being of everyday life.
Thanks to the RDCK, Area H for funding.
For more information, please follow the link below!
Radon Test Kits available at RDCK
Kootenay residents will now be able to test for
potentially dangerous radon in their homes thanks to a partnership
between the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and the Donna
Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society.
RDCK offices in Nelson, Nakusp and Creston will serve as pick-up and drop-off sites for test kits, which can be obtained for a $15 donation.
“The RDCK is pleased to be able to participate in this valuable public service by helping residents determine if they might be at risk of radon exposure,” says John Kettle, RDCK Chair.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can accumulate in some homes. Because radon cannot be seen, tasted or smelled it can go undetected. Long-term exposure to radon is linked to an increased risk of developing lung cancer and is the second leading cause of the disease after smoking.
Radon levels are generally highest in the fall and winter months, making this an ideal time to test for the gas. The test kit contains a small device that is placed in the home for a minimum of 90 days. Homeowners can then return the kit to the RDCK, which will forward it for laboratory analysis. Results will be provided in confidence but if they are willing, homeowners are encouraged to anonymously share their results with the Donna Schmidt Lung Cancer Prevention Society, which is gathering information on radon levels in the region.
Test kits and brochures may be obtained at the following RDCK offices:
202 Lakeside Drive
531B - 16th Ave. S.
204 - 6th Ave.
For more information on radon, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/rad...n/radon-eng.php
For more information about the Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society:
Phone: Dana Schmidt at the Castlegar office of Golder Associates Ltd. (250-365-0344, ext 227)
When leaving items at the electronic recycling site in Silverton, please remember to remove and/or destroy the hard drive from your computer prior to drop off.
Hard drives may contain your personal information, and it is not a locked facility.
We strive to be a FireSmart community!
Wildland forest fires are capable of spreading at an astonishing rate. Crowning forest fires often spread at up to 5.5 kilometers per hour, with spotting as far as 2 kilometers ahead. Wind blown grass fires can spread at speeds up to 8.5 kilometers per hour.
In British Columbia, an average 48% of all wildfires are caused by human activity. Wildfire is also a nateral phenomenon. Nearly 52% of British Columbia's wildfires are caused by lightening strikes. Over the last several centuries, large areas of British Columbia have been burned over repeatedly.
Over the last 10 years, on average over 2,500 wildfires were started in British Columbia each year consuming over 25,000 hectares of forested land annually. Thousands of families were recently evacuated from their communities and hundreds of homes destroyed.
If you live in Silverton or surrounding area, sooner or later you may have to contend with the spread of wildfire. The best protection against loss, damage or injury due to wildfire is prevention.
Following the FireSmart Home Owners Manual can help reduce that risk. For more information please follow the link below!
The Memorial Hall brochure is available for download.
New Water Reservoir Complete
Installation of the new water reservoir is complete and the old reservoir has been refurbished and brought back on line. Residents may notice a slight chlorine odor or taste. This will dissipate in a couple of days as Silverton water supply returns to normal. We would like too thank all the citizens for their patience during the repairs and installations.
Our new water reservoir
New reservoir with old reservoir in background
Towns for Tomorrow
Silverton receives $400,000.00 Towns for Tomorrow grant to improve water system. Combined with $120,000 in Village gas tax reserves the Village of Silverton will spend $520,000.00 upgrading its water system. This funding will allow Silverton to upgrade the water system to provide clean potable water for many years to come. Silverton provides its residents one of the purest untreated water systems in the province.
Upgrades include a second well, new electronic controls, increased capacity, a new second water tower, repairs to our aging existing storage tank and water main improvements.
Infrastructure Grant for Campground
Under Canada's Action Plan, Silverton has received a $99,000.00 grant to provide new washrooms and hot showers at the lakeside campground. As part of this project we have partnered with SICA - Southern Interior Construction Association to provide employment and training. The project currently has four trainees. This project will also provide a boost to Silverton's economy by increasing use of our campground.
Our Completed Washrooms
Each washroom features double sinks and
two showers handicap accessible
Playground Impovements Complete
Thanks to a generous donation by Mac and Clara Norris and a Recreation Infrastructure grant, Silverton has now completed improvements to the children's playground. Three new pieces of fun equipment were added along with a gazebo and new ground cover. Picnic tables are located near by.
Williams Family donates Land for Water Tower
Anne and Parker Williams have generously donated the land our water system resides. Previously Silverton had been granted a covenant to use the land. We wish express our thanks to Parker and Anne.
Village installs generator for water system
Village of Silverton has installed a generator to provide power to its water system in the event of one of our many power outages. In the past surface water would have been diverted from Bartlet Creek to maintain Silverton's water supply. Surface water is no longer considered a viable source by the Ministry of Health.