Notice of Change of Regular Council Meeting

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

OF THE VILLAGE OF ZEBALLOS

Given the current emergency situation, the Mayor has postponed the Regular Council Meeting to the following:

DATE: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

LOCATION: Council Chambers, Village Office

TIME: 7:00 pm

Eileen Lovestrom

Corporate Officer

Date: August 21, 2018

 

PRESS RELEASE – Zeballos Wildfire Update

PRESS RELEASE – Zeballos WIldfire Update

August 14, 2018

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Re: Zeballos Wildfire Update

 

The Village of Zeballos continues to monitor the fire spread and will provide structure protection if needed. Emergency Program Coordinator (EPC) Mike Atchison is advising Mayor and Council of necessary steps moving forward. Our regional neighbours have been in contact and have offered assistance if we need it. Please don’t panic.

Further information from the BC Wildfire Service:

BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) continues to observe and assess this fire. Due to the steepness of the terrain it’s not possible to put crews on the fire as it is.

To achieve effective fire control with bucketing of water or retardant requires a trained crew to follow and extinguish the fire from the ground. Bucketing the fire with water or retardant without ground crews to fight the fire behind it would not put the fire out and could potentially exacerbate the situation by rolling the fire down the hill.

BCWS will try to support the local fire department with commitment to supply some firefighting materials.

Priority of BCWS at this point is to keep the road open and the lights on which is important to the safety of the people of the Village. The fire at 13KM is reportedly 70% contained with 13 fire fighters, 2 pieces of heavy equipment and 2 helicopters working to make that 100%.

Lightening caused 44 new wildfire starts in 72 hours. BCWS is working really hard to prioritize keeping roads open and power on and phone service up for all communities. Top priority is the safety of both firefighting crews and the public. BCWS understands that it is a scary and unnerving situation.

Contact:

Zeballos Village Office

250-761-4229

To report a wildfire call 1-800-663-5555.

Overflow Bridge Closure – Jan 30-31st

Please note that the OVERFLOW BRIDGE on Parkway Road (west of the Sugarloaf Bridge) will be closed for repairs Tuesday, Jan. 30th through Wednesday, Jan. 31st. Please use the detour route during this time.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank everyone for their cooperation.

BRIDGE OPENING SEPT. 23rd!

BRIDGE OPENING

Saturday, September 23rd

4:00 pm

Your Mayor and Council are busy making plans for a very local celebration to recognize the hardship endured and cooperation from all the residents during the Sugarloaf Bridge Replacement.

The first vehicle will go across the bridge at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 23rd. We have a vision of all the people on the bridge in the pedestrian walkway while a parade of emergency vehicles (that are too heavy to have used the bridge since the fall of 2013) go across the deck. An aerial photo will be taken to mark the occasion. We’ll follow up with cupcakes for all just off the west end of the bridge.

So. . . if you want to be there, you should know. . . walking access will be available from both sides starting at 3:30 pm. First vehicle traffic will be from west to east at 4:00 pm. The vehicles will circle around and drive back across east to west for the completed parade and celebration.

BRIDGE OPENING PARTY!

The Bridge is opening soon, and we’re having a little party to celebrate. Come join us to witness the first vehicle crossing, followed by cupcakes! Actual date to be determined, but either:

THURSDAY, the 21st

OR

FRIDAY, the 22nd

Stay tuned for details!

 

UPDATE: Water Shut-Off Postponed to Sept. 13th

WATER SHUT-OFF POSTPONED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13th!

WHAT: Water will be SHUT OFF, followed by  a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for at least two days.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13th from 8:00am to 4:00pm

WHY: to complete installation of the permanent waterline across the Sugarloaf Bridge.

WHERE: This will only affect those on the EAST SIDE of the Zeballos River.

See What to do during a Boil Water Advisory for more information.

Check back on the Village website for updates.

NOTICE: Water Shut-Off September 12th

WHAT: Water will be SHUT OFF, followed by  a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for at least two days.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 12th from 8:00am to 4:00pm

WHY: to complete installation of the permanent waterline across the Sugarloaf Bridge.

WHERE: This will only affect those on the EAST SIDE of the Zeballos River.

See What to do during a Boil Water Advisory for more information.

Check back on the Village website for updates.

Waterline Move

The Village wants to ensure that everyone on the Zeballos Water System is aware of the planned events over the next few days.

It’s time to move the water line from its temporary location to its new permanent location.

STEPS:

  1. PERMANENT WATERLINE IN PLACE AND ACROSS THE BRIDGE with connections at each end
  2. PREASSEMBLE CONNECTIONS prior to water shut off
  3. WATER OFF for up to 8 hours                                                                                  AUGUST 28th
  4. WATER ON with Boil Water Notice
  5. WATERMAIN FLUSHED
  6. FIRST SAMPLES COLLECTED AND SENT FOR TESTING                                        AUGUST 29th
  7. SECOND SAMPLES COLLECTED AND SENT FOR TESTING                                  AUGUST 30th
  8. RESULTS FROM TESTING RECEIVED                                                                       AUGUST 30 & 31st
  9. Boil Water Notice Lifted (EARLIEST)                                                                      AUGUST 31st
  10. RESIDENTS NOTIFIED VIA usual locations*

 

WHO WILL BE WITHOUT WATER:

Everyone to the east of Zeballos River (Maquinna, Pandora, Reno, Ferris) plus Parkway Road east of the Health Clinic.

WHEN: 

Monday, August 28th , 2017 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

HOW LONG WILL WE HAVE TO BOIL WATER:

From the moment the water is back on until approximately noon on Thursday

*Usual Locations are:                 Zeballos.com website, Notice Boards at Village Office, Post Office, Band Office, Rosa Island Store, Zeballos General Store as well as the Zeballos EPC posts on Facebook Zone Social site and Inlet Outpost site.

Posted August 22nd