District Services at a Glance
The District of Sicamous has five departments, each responsible for a distinct set of tasks that contribute to the inner workings of the municipality.
The Finance Department, led by the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the financial management and planning of the District. This includes the preparation of municipal budgets and the collection of taxes or fees necessary to support District services. The Finance Department also manages the District's insurance portfolio. Human Resources operates within the Finance Department and is responsible for payroll, benefit administration, recruitment, training, staff retention and union relations.
The Corporate Services Department, led by the Corporate Officer, provides legal and administrative support to district council, including policy advice and accurate recording of Council decisions to ensure the direction of Council is carried out. The Corporate Officer is responsible for the execution of agreements, development of bylaws and policies, response to inquiries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, oversight of the District's record management and position of Chief Election Officer. Corporate Services also carries out communication and reception activities.
The Development Services Department manages the growth and physical form of the District through land use planning, development permitting and building inspection. Overall, Development Services provides planning services and building services to residents of the District of Sicamous.
The Operations & Infrastructure Department is responsible for the maintenance and planning of District infrastructure, including municipal roads, drainage, water and sanitary sewer. Operations & Infrastructure takes care of the operations of District-owned parks, trails and facilities as well as coordinates the rollout of capital project design.
The Community Services Department is responsible for the oversight of social services offered by the District. This includes Recreation & Events such as holiday celebrations and Protective Services such as the District of Sicamous Fire Department.