Annual Water Restrictions
All water customers of the District of Hope are reminded that Stage Two water restrictions are now in effect as per Bylaw no. 1271. This means that from May 1st to Sept 30th, or until further notice, residents with even addresses can water on even days and odd addresses on odd days. Watering times are limited to 5am - 9am and 6pm - 10pm only.
Message from Mayor Peter Robb
Happy Canada Day!
This time last year as we realized just how serious Covid19, and a worldwide pandemic was impacting our lives, we became aware of the uncertainty of what this would mean for our future, and we were asked to follow restrictions on daily routines that we took for granted. As well as individual restrictions, our communities were asked not to hold public celebrations or gatherings of any kind.
Today as I write this year's Canada Day message, I feel extremely...
Residents are reminded that while we experience the annual freshet on the Fraser River that high water levels and velocities are expected in the coming days. The District of Hope in conjunction with Emergency Management BC and BC River Forecast Centre continue to monitor the situation. We ask that residents remain clear of river banks and fast moving water and be prepared, and adhere to, possible trail and road closures.
Flushing of Water Mains Notice
The Utilities Department will perform its annual program of hydrant maintenance and water main flushing from April 26, 2021 through June 18, 2021.
As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discoloration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, check your water before doing laundry. You may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking.
Property Tax Notices
Property Tax notices are expected to be arriving in the during last week of May, 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we strongly encourage payments via electronic means, mail or drop off. The District Office’s new hours are 8:30am -12 noon and 1:00pm - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). Paying at the District Office should be the action of last resort and will be subject to strict health protocols.
Alternative payment options:
COVID 19 – Restart Grant in Aid
The District of Hope is introducing a special COVID-19 Restart Grant in Aid program for 2021. The program is designed to assist those non-profit organizations that have faced financial hardship due to the impacts of COVID-19. A special application form will be available Monday May 17, 2021 at the District Office and on the District Website. The key component in this program is to provide financial information to Council on the impact of lost revenue from...
2022 Permissive Tax Exemptions
A permissive tax exemption is a means for Council to support organizations within the community which further Council’s objectives of enhancing quality of life and delivery of services economically. A permissive tax exemption is strictly at the discretion of the Council. After careful consideration of all applications Council may approve a full, partial or no tax exemption.
New Applications from organizations which meet the criteria set out in the District’s policy must be submitted...
Notice to East Kawkawa Lake Residents
Residents living in East Kawkawa Lake that are users of the municipal water system are advised that chlorine has been added to the water system today in response to changes in water quality.
This is being done as a temporary measure to provide disinfection of the distribution system and residents will therefore detect the odor and taste of chlorine in their water in the days to come. Further information is being provide by hand to affected residents.
Our community is fortunate...
Waste Collection Information
Effective since April 1, 2020, the new Fraser Valley Regional District waste sorting bylaw applies to all owners or occupiers of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Kent, Mission and Electoral Areas A - H.
To comply with this bylaw, residents of Hope must sort all recyclable and compostable material out of the garbage before it leaves your property.
The implementation of the...