News

Town Hall meetings set to start in rural Chilliwack

It's a yearly opportunity to throw out some questions about the realities of rural life in the 'Wack.

Town Hall meetings are set to start in four of Chilliwack's rural neighbourhoods.

The October meetings are held in Rosedale, Greendale, Ryder Lake and Yarrow, hosted by the Rural Issues Advisory Committee of the City of Chilliwack.

Crowds range from more than a dozen up to about 45 people, who ask city staff and committee members questions on a range of subjects — everything from streetlights, potholes and roads, to water services, illegal hunting and speeding traffic.

Every year someone asks staff, from a taxpayer's perspective, why can't their home be hooked up to city water services?

Every year the gentle response is that since water service is a utility operated by the city, it technically has nothing to do with taxes, and would require collective investment by the rural property owners to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars for the upgrade.

A visual PowerPoint presentation kicks off all the rural meetings documenting the issues raised at last year's meeting, with some feedback provided in response by city officials.

All town hall meetings start at 7 p.m.

The first meeting is at the Yarrow Community Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The next night it's Ryder Lake Hall on Oct. 18, Rosedale community school on Oct. 25, and wraps up on Oct. 30 in the Greendale firehall.

For more details contact the Engineering Department 604.793.2907

E-Mail: info@chilliwack.com

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

twitter.com/chwkjourno

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Arrests of pipeline protesters in Burnaby signal start of long battle
 
RCMP members recognized for bravery
 
Chilliwack and beyond challenged to share their next meal
Man charged in downtown Chilliwack crash
 
Funding for middle school playgrounds confusing
 
Trails society to start with trail rehab in Chilliwack River Valley
Seven Days in Chilliwack - Nov. 20 to 26
 
Central elementary celebrates 85 years in Chilliwack
 
McCammon kids in Chilliwack get breakfast covered

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.