It’s a quick way to take the pulse of business in Parksville. It’s called a Business Walk. On February 11 small teams of representatives from The City of Parksville and The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will walk through the City talking to business owners to find out how their businesses are doing. The teams won’t spend a lot of time in each business but the information they will gather will be critical to build relationships and to address the important issue of business retention.
“We want to find out what businesses needs to increase their success and how we can help them to get there” says Chamber President Robynne Shaw.
Development Cost Charges are prescribed as an allowable imposition by a local government to assist the local government to pay the capital costs of constructing sewage, water, drainage, and highway facilities and providing and improving parkland.
Development Cost Charges are regulated through the Local Government Act; Division 10, Sections 933-937. The Act lays out the parameters by which local government can implement a DCC Bylaw. The City of Parksville is proposing to introduce a new DCC Bylaw which will see rates increase by 45%.
The Chamber’s response to DCC changes will address:
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City Approves in Principle
The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce congratulate the City of Parksville for their approval in principle of participation in an inter-community Business License Scheme.
This initiative, proposed and promoted by Island Chambers and received and implemented by Island Local Governments, will allow businesses to work in communities from Duncan to Campbell River by purchasing a business license in their hometown and also purchasing an intercommunity license.