Following a thorough tendering process, the District has awarded the civil works contract for the Highway 16 Improvement Project to Western Industrial Contractors Ltd. for the amount of $1,604,100.00, which requires a budget increase of $406,505 to be sourced from General Operating Surplus funds. The current phase of the project entails significant changes to the Highway 16 corridor between Butler Avenue and the Buck Creek Bridge, including the undergrounding of existing overhead utilities; removal of utility poles; and the installation of street lighting.
Due to the ongoing Provincial Health Order, Council Meetings remain closed to in person attendance until further notice. Residents who would like to connect with Council can contact the Director of Corporate Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is invited to listen to Regular Council meeting through our teleconference line, by calling +1 437-747-0425, and dialing access ID 427 693 295#. The following credentials can also be accessed by clicking the heading link.
As recommended by the District of Houston’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and a broader Provincial strategy for wildfire management, prescribed burns will continue to take place west of Houston as part of an ongoing wildfire fuel mitigation and interface management initiative. The CWPP identified the area between Buck Flats Road and the Morice Forest Service Road as a high-risk area for a
wildfire spread due to the high combustibility and density of dead and dry vegetation in that area.
Council for the District of Houston is saddened to announce the resignation of Tasha Kelly, Director of Leisure Services for the municipality. In light of this formal resignation, the District will be advertising the Director of Leisure Services position on Friday, April 23, 2021. The goal of this posting will be to have attracted a new leader for the department by the end of summer. At this time, possible candidates will be reviewed for their suitability for the role and the community of Houston. Tasha Kelly will continue working in her role until July 9, when her resignation becomes effective.