Appearing as a Council Delegation

Appearing as a Council Delegation

Citizen involvement in local government is an essential part of the democratic process and there are many ways in which you can voice your concerns and become involved.

Regular meetings of Council are open to the public and are held at 7:00 pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month (excluding Statutory Holidays) in the Town Hall Council Chamber. The schedule may be subject to change throughout the year. View the current Council Meeting Schedule.

At each regular Council meeting, Council hears from citizens or other parties who have concerns about issues affecting the District of Stewart. To appear before Council, you must submit a request in writing to the CAO by 1:00pm on the Thursday prior to the Council meeting at which you wish to appear. If there is no available time slot, a staff member of the CAO will contact you to make alternate arrangements for your request. 

Please click here to download a Delegation Request Form. You may fax your request to 250-636-2417, deliver it to the CAO at Town Hall, mail it to the Town Hall address, or e-mail cao@districtofstewart.com.

A staff member will contact you to confirm your attendance at the meeting. If you require any audio/visual equipment, please advise the staff member at this time. 

The Council meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, Stewart Town Hall.  Delegations are among the first items of business on the agenda, so please ensure that you arrive at the meeting by 6:45 pm.  If you have made arrangements to use audio/visual equipment, we recommend that you meet with a CAO staff by 6:45 pm.

When it is time for you to speak, the Mayor will call your name. At that time, you will come forward at the front of the Chamber.  Please be sure to state your name and address clearly at the start of your presentation. You will be given five minutes to make your presentation, after which the Mayor and/or Councillors may ask you questions.

Once you have finished your presentation, you may resume your seat to watch the remainder of the meeting, or you may leave.  If you elect to leave at this time, please do so in a quiet, orderly manner so as not to interrupt the proceedings.

Although the District tries to assure the accuracy of all information presented here, you should confirm all information before making any decisions.  Contact the CAO for confirmation.

If you have questions regarding appearing as a Delegation before Council, please contact:
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone 250-636-2251
Email cao@districtofstewart.com

Location and Mailing Address
705 Brightwell Street
Stewart, British Columbia
V0T 1W0

Business Hours
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

UBCM-2016

POSTED: October 13, 2016 | Mayors Blog

The 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention is focused on the theme “Stronger Together”. Standing together, from far and wide, each region still stands together. Each region has something unique to contribute to the growth and prosperity of BC and is integral to the success of this province.

Water quality

POSTED: September 5, 2016 | Mayors Blog

Lately the District of Stewart has issued few times a boil water advisory.  It's strictly a precautionary measure due power outage. Without power  water pressure at our pump declined below established level. A loss in pressure can result in contamination entering the drinking water distribution system from surrounding soil and groundwater. 
To address the issue Council approve the purchase of new generator for new pump 4, to make sure that water pressure will be rebounded to acceptable levels for the remainder of the outage.  Also, Council approved a purchase of a drinking water quality test kit. 
District of Stewart drinking water undergoes  quality tests monthly to ensure that our citizens are provided with clean and safe water. People of Stewart can take pride in their drinking water - it continually meets  quality standards set out in the BC Drinking Water Protection Act and the Canadian Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Detailed water quality reports are available in the District office.

Stewart - the Best Town for Nature Lovers

POSTED: July 7, 2014 | Kids Blog

If you enjoy fresh air, hiking and wild life photography, see why this Bear Valley School student thinks you'll love Stewart!  => read essay

STEWART HAS THE BEST SOIL FOR GARDENING

POSTED: March 3, 2014 | Kids Blog

Read this essay from Lane Hyslop to understand why the soil in Stewart is great for gardeners!

Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan

POSTED: March 23, 2017

The District of Stewart is a member of the Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan. This Plan is a new approach that will help make waste management safer and more cost efficient by sharing resources. All communities will contribute to the plan based on their population. This means that Stewart’s taxpayers will contribute approximately 7% of the cost.

You will be receiving an informational flyer in your mailbox that provides more information. We encourage you to read the flyer and be informed about the changes that will be taking place with the closure of our landfill and the construction of a transfer station.

Community meetings will be arranged in the coming months so that you can provide your input into this process.

If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jennifer Larson, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

PUBLIC NOTICE

POSTED: March 22, 2017

Please be advised that the District of Stewart has now switched back from Well #3 to Well #4

Water Quality Advisory:  UPDATE

POSTED: February 23, 2017

The District of Stewart received water sample results today from the lab and there is no bacteriological contamination. The water continues to be safe to drink. However, due to ongoing construction and maintenance work in and around the wells, the District has decided to keep a Water Quality Advisory in place. The Water Quality Advisory is the lowest-level notification and is used in situations where the public health threat is modest, and actions can be taken to reduce the risks. If you are a member of a high risk population, or you have concerns, you may choose to boil the water (rolling boil for one minute). Sampling will continue to be conducted periodically to assess the condition of the water. We will advise further if there is any change.

Public Comments on Rural Education in Stewart

POSTED: February 3, 2017

On February 6, 2017 there will be an Open House in Terrace hosted by Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson who is seeking feedback from British Columbians on the challenges & opportunities facing rural school districts and communities.
Please visit the Rural Education Website and submit comments.
For more information, please see the District of Stewart's Open Letter on Rural Education.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: December 20, 2016

Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: August 2, 2016

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure