VIllage Projects

The Village of Pemberton administers a wide range of projects throughout the year. Browse through the project pages below to learn more about current initiatives.

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Most projects develop from Council strategies or activity plans as a way of trying to achieve agreed upon community outcomes.

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current projects

PEMBERTON AGRICULTURAL PARKS PLAN

Stewardship Pemberton Society (SPS), in partnership with the Village of Pemberton, is developing a Pemberton Agricultural Parks Master Plan to guide the creation of agricultural parkland in Pemberton and Area C. Key stakeholders will be invited to participate in preliminary meetings scheduled in early December 2015 and January 2016. To learn more about this project, please see the links below:

 

ONE MILE LAKE MASTER PLAN UPDATE - 2015-2016

One Mile Survey Infographic

This infographic displays a snapshot of survey results collected last fall. More findings will be presented at the One Mile Lake Park Master Plan Open House, February 29, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Pemberton & District Community Centre, Room B. Everyone is invited to stop by, view the consultation results and other findings to date, and comment on future options.

About the Master Plan Update:

The Village of Pemberton is re-initiating the update of the One Mile Lake Park Master Plan as a means to revise and improve upon the current plan, given that many of the directions contained in the 2005 Plan have been addressed. This Master Plan Update process was initiated in 2013; however, other commitments of the Development Services Department and eventual staff changes prevented the completion of the One Mile Lake Park Master Plan Update as anticipated.

In the spring of 2015, the Village of Pemberton Council highlighted the completion of the One Mile Lake Park Master Plan as a corporate priority. The One Mile Lake Park Master Plan will entail extensive public engagement and will be a tool for guiding the land use and opportunities/constraints of the park for the next 10 years in a manner that will contribute to an improved quality of experience for its users, as well as the protection of its overall environmental sustainability.

For more information, please see Terms of Reference Consultation Plan and the  One Mile Lake Environmental Conditions Report.

FIRE TRUCK PURCHASE

On December 30, 2015, Village Council adopted the "Triple Combination Pumper Truck Loan Authorization Borrowing Bylaw No. 795, 2015" enabling the borrowing of a sum not exceeding $533,536 to be repaid over a maximum of twenty (20) years.

Based on the 2014 taxation rates, the annual debt service cost represents approximately $4.33 per $100,000 of assessed property value for residential properties.

It should be noted that taxpayers have been paying $3.94 per $100,000 assessed property value for a previously purchased fire truck, which will be paid off in 2016. Once the debt for the previously purchased truck is retired, taxes will go up approximately $0.40 per $100,000 assessed value relative to what they were previously paying to purchase the new fire truck.

Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the Village of Pemberton conducted an alternative approval process to gain the assent of the electors prior to the adoption of the Loan Authorization Bylaw. As less than 10% of the electors in the Village of Pemberton signed and submitted Elector Response Forms by 4:00 p.m. on December 29, 2015, electoral approval was received.

To learn more about the Triple Combination Pumper Truck and the loan authorization alternative approval process, view the "Get the Facts" information sheet. Reports to Council on the Triple Combination Pumper Truck are listed below:

If you have any questions about the Village of Pemberton Triple Combination Pumper Truck Loan Authorization Bylaw, please contact the Manager of Finance & Administrative Services, Lena Martin, at 604-894-6135 ext. 225 or lmartin@pemberton.ca

PROPOSED PROJECTS

FRIENDSHIP TRAIL BRIDGE

Learn more about the Friendship Trail Bridge

Community Forest

* An Open House / Information Session on the feasibility of a Community Forest was held September 16th, 2015, from 3 pm to 8 pm. The story board presented at the Open House is avilable for download.

A Community Forest can be described as any forestry operation managed by a local government, community group, First Nation or community-held corporation for the benefit of the entire community. Community forestry involves the three pillars of sustainable development: social, ecological, and economic sustainability. At its core, community forestry is about local control over and enjoyment of the benefits offered by local forest resources.

Community Forest Background Information: In  2001,  Village Council  took  into  consideration the  changes  that  were taking place in the Forest Industry at the time and determined it would be prudent to investigate the possibility of establishing a Community Forest in the Pemberton area. Although application was not made at that time there continued to be interest.


Community Forest Feasibility Study:
The Village of Pemberton wishes to explore the feasibility of entering into a Community Forest Agreement with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations. Over the past number of years there have been numerous discussions with Provincial representatives and some preliminary research has been completed. The potential benefits of a entering into a Community Forest Agreement include establishing forest stewardship over the lands surrounding the Village; facilitating potential recreation opportunities and protecting those that are already in place; and social and economic benefits to the community through potential job creation and retention.

The Community Forest Feasibility Study is intended to provide detailed information, recommended implementation options and associated costs that will help to achieve the objective of applying for and receiving a land based tenure in the Pemberton area of the Soo Timber Supply Area.

Last Updated on Monday, June 13, 2016