The District of Highlands is taking steps to ensure ongoing provision of District services.
District business operations and service delivery continue, with priority placed on essential services.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, access to the District Office will be limited to by appointment only. The public is encouraged to contact the District Office by phone at 250-474-1773 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With public safety as a priority, Council meetings have been reduced. Council will be meeting only the first Monday of each month and staff have been instructed to implement procedures for electronic (phone in) meetings that allow Council members to attend by phone.
Business will be conducted by phone or email unless a meeting is critical to the delivery of an essential service. Essential business delivery will be limited to groups of six people or less, with appropriate social distancing.
Building Inspections: please contact the District of Highlands Office at 250-474-1773 regarding required building inspections. Staff will assess whether or not an inspection is necessary.
Cancellations - the following meetings have been cancelled or postponed
Council will meet only once per month on the first Monday of the month until further notice (this does not include July or August as those meeting dates are established as July 13 and August 17). The District is developing procedures to allow electronic participation by members of Council.
Committee of the Whole Meetings - these are usually held the second Monday of each month - until further notice these meetings are cancelled.
District of Highlands Select Committee meetings are cancelled until further notice.
All meetings that do occur will be held at the Highlands Community Hall, 729 Finlayson Arm Road - this will allow for social distancing.
If you wish to appear as a delegation at a Council meeting, you are encouraged to submit your comments in writing rather than attending in person to enhance social distancing efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
Cancellations or closures of other services and facilities associated with the District of Highlands: