The Town of Oliver continues to take action to support citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Yesterday, in a Special Closed meeting, Council directed Staff to bring forward changes to the 2020 Property Tax budget and utility rates to support taxpayers and citizens facing financial hardship.
MAYOR JOHANSEN – COVID-19 UPDATE
Last week at the direction of the Province, all local governments were ordered to activate their emergency plans. In response, the Town of Oliver has opened its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at a Level 1. In addition, we are developing business continuity plans and advanced planning for other emergencies, such as freshet flooding and wildfires.
Oliver Fire Protection Area – Open Burning Ban Open Burning Restrictions are in place for the residents in the Oliver Fire Protection Area effective March 26, 2020 to April 15, 2020. No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires. The ban includes all properties within the Town of Oliver and Electoral Area C (rural Oliver). As cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in BC continues to increase, the BC Centre for Disease Control recommended implementing measures to help reduce excess air pollution in populated airsheds across the province. This ban does not include
March 26, 2020
Dear Oliver Residents:
The safety and well-being of our community, including our staff and Council members, is of utmost importance to Town of Oliver Council. The Town is mandated to take our direction from the the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Officer in remaining vigilant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).