2020 Grants in Aid
The application deadline for 2020 Grants in Aid has been extended and will be accepted up to Friday, November 22, 2019; $10,000 has been allocated towards the 2020 budget as per District of Hope Grant in Aid Policy #203-06. The budgeted funds are to be distributed amongst the applicants, at Council’s discretion.
Applicants must provide the following details:
Services of the applicant must:
- strengthen and enhance the well being of our community;
Othello Road Traffic Notice
Due to the continued deterioration of a portion of Othello Road, the District of Hope will be reducing the road to one-lane traffic for approximately 125 meters. The lane reduction is located midway between the intersection of Kawkawa Lake Road and the entrance to Nestle Waters. Movement will be controlled via sensor operated traffic lights that will alternate the flow of vehicles automatically, as needed. The lane reduction will remain in place until such time that this section of road is...
Non-Medical Cannabis Information
At the August 27, 2018 Regular Council Meeting Council directed staff to proceed with a Cannabis Survey,mirroring the one produced by Abbotsford. The purpose of the survey was to obtain the views of the residents and businesses within the District of Hope. A full copy of the report to Council, along with the survey results are attached for viewing.
Currently the District of Hope is not entertaining or approving any planning or business related approvals allowing the retail sale or...
2019 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. New Applications from organizations which meet the criteria set out in the District’s policy must be submitted to the Director of Finance using the prescribed application form before July 31st...
Vehicle Theft Prevention
There has been an increase in theft from vehicles in our community recently. To enhance vehicle safety, RCMP, Hope Crime Prevention and the District of Hope are encouraging residents to protect their vehicle and practice the following tips:
- Never leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.
District Releases Economic Development Strategy
The District of Hope releases the Economic Development Strategy.
Bridge Reopened - Flood Hope Road
UPDATE-753 Emergency Temporary Connection
The District of Hope has entered into an agreement with 753 Water Works to assist in providing water to their customers as citizens of Hope. This allows for an emergency temporary connection to the District’s water system until such time as repairs and upgrades can be made to the 753 system so it can again operate independently.
Housing First Readiness Assessment
Hope HF readiness assessment (final report) is available for viewing. See related documents below:
Customer Service Improvements
The District of Hope is reorganizing how it provides clerical support to its departments and customer service at the District Hall. Previously there was administrative staff at the Operations Yard along with clerical staff dedicated to Community Development and Finance. In addition the District only had one dedicated full-time front desk customer service clerk. Management has undertaken an in-depth study of the duties of these positions and determined that reorganization is desired. As a...