Municipal Departments

The Finance Department is led by the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the financial management and planning of the District, including the preparation of municipal budgets and the collection of taxes or fees necessary to support District services. The Finance Department is also responsible for the management of the District’s insurance portfolio, handling all insurance claims. Human Resources operates within the Finance Department and is responsible for payroll, benefit administration, recruitment, training, staff retention, and union relations.

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Financial Reporting:

Key Documents

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Questions?

Contact the Finance Department at 250-836-2477 or by email at finance@sicamous.ca

Corporate Services 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. Specific duties of the Corporate Officer include: the preparation and execution of agreements, development of bylaws and policies, processing of all inquiries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, oversight of the District’s record management, and assumption of the position of Chief Election Officer. 

Operating under the umbrella of Corporate Services are the following functions:

Communications strives to improve public engagement and promote District initiatives. The function also supports interdepartmental communication.

Bylaw Enforcement prioritizes education and voluntary compliance with all District bylaws to improve the livability and enjoyment of Sicamous.

Reception provides administrative support to all departments and strives to ensure the public experiences exceptional customer service when engaging with their local government.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy that balances the right of access to District records with the duty to protection personal information. Submit a request for records or learn more about the District's commitment to privacy here.

Learn more about Council meetings or view agendas and minutes.

The Development Services department manages the growth and physical form of the District through the land use planning, development permitting and building inspection. Learn more!

Planning Services

The Planning Department provides advice to Council, staff, local property owners, residents and developers on the use of land within the District in accordance with the Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw and provincial legislation.

Building Services

The Building Inspections Department is responsible for administering permit applications and issuance, conducting inspections in accordance with the the BC Building Code and the District's Building Regulations Bylaw. 

Contact Development Services

Phone:  250-836-2477
Email: developmentservices@sicamous.ca

The Operations & Infrastructure Department is responsible for the maintenance and planning of District infrastructure which includes: highways (municipal roads), drainage (storm water), water (storage, treatment and distribution) and sanitary sewer (collection and treatment).  

The Department is comprised of the Operations Manager, Engineer Technician, Operations Team and Utilities Team. 

Operations  

The Operations Team is responsible for the maintenance of municipal roadways as well as District-owned parks, trails and facilities. 

Engineering

The Engineer coordinates and oversees the rollout of capital project design, tendering, contract administration and record drawing, conducts Subdivision reviews from the perspective of offsite servicing and provides support for Operations and Utilities. 

Utilities  

The Utilities Team is responsible for the operation of the water distribution network and water treatment facility as well as the wastewater treatment facility and wastewater collection system. 

Reports

Community Services is a new department for the District that is responsible for the oversight of many social services offered by the District, such as Recreation & Events and Protective Services.

Recreation is more than sports and the District strives to provide programming that is safe, fun and accessible for all. Some successful programs include dance classes, craft nights, pickleball, swim lessons and the Kids Club program.

Community Events are an opportunity to celebrate and connect as a community. The District plans events throughout the year from Canada Day to Halloween parties to community contests. District employees are encouraged to volunteer as a way to have fun while serving our town.

Protective Services includes the District of Sicamous Fire Department.