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Treasurer Posting

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF MOUNT WADDINGTON TREASURER The Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW), with a population of 12,000, encompasses an area of 20,720 square kilometers which includes the north end of Vancouver Island, a portion of the mainland and numerous islands in Queen Charlotte Strait. The RDMW is divided into four electoral areas, includes eight unincorporated communities and is home to four municipalities and a number of First Nations’ settlements. Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for directing the financial affairs of the Regional District and Regional Hospital District. Related functions include financial planning, risk management, managing budgetary and other internal controls; regular reporting and analysis. The ideal candidate will have a recognized accounting designation supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years of senior local government or related accounting/financial and management experience. The candidate will have extensive experience working with financial and other computer software. Knowledge of the Community Charter and Local Government Act is considered an asset, along with excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills. This position is based at the RDMW’s administrative office located in Port McNeill, B.C. The RDMW offers an attractive wage and benefit package for this exempt officer’s position. If you wish to obtain more information, please visit www.rdmw.bc.ca. To apply for this position, please forward your cover letter, resume and list of references to: Greg Fletcher, Administrator by email at gfletcher@rdmw.bc.ca by 4:30pm on June 30, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING - BYLAW NO.’S 909 & 910

A public hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, June 21st at 1:30 pm regarding proposed Bylaw No.’s 909 and 910. Both of these bylaws relate to a property in Winter Harbour (232 Croft Street), while Bylaw No. 910 also includes housekeeping type changes to the Regional District of Mount Waddington Zoning Bylaw No. 21. Please click on the link to view a copy of the public hearing notice and Bylaw No.’s 909 and 910.

RDMW Financial Fees and Charges Bylaw Adopted

At the March 15, 2016 RDMW Board meeting, Bylaw No. 896 "Regional District of Mount Waddington Finance Fees and Charges Bylaw" was adopted. The Bylaw is effective April 1, 2016 and enables the Regional District to recover some of the costs associated with the collection of fees and charges by establishing terms and conditions for payment, including interest and penalties. Please click this link to be taken to Bylaw No. 896 to review the new payment terms for utilities, solid waste, arena and other invoices and charges.

Regional District declared Carbon Neutral in 2012!

Climate change is a global challenge. The RDMW has committed to reduce and offset our corporate emissions and in recognition of this effort we have been awarded Level 3 recognition - "Achievement of Carbon Neutrality" by the joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee (GCC).

Launching the Hornsby Appeal

In 2013, after nearly a decade of difficulties concerning the final fate of the artefact due to its condition and known significance, the Regional District of Mount Waddington, local government and owner of the artefact, will move the Hornsby Steam Crawler to a piece of public land in Coal Harbour, a community close to its historical area of operation around Holberg Inlet. While many steam aficionados understandably wish to privately own and restore this piece of history at another location, it belongs to the people of the Mount Waddington region and needs instead to be affordably and appropriately housed, protected and interpreted for future generations. To achieve this, donations and sponsorship are required.
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