ALERT: Significant snowfall expected
Significant snowfall is occuring and expected to continue on Bowen Island. Crews are plowing and salting roads in the following order of priority:
-Main roads and bus routes
-Secondary roads, once the snow fall has stopped
-Third-priority roads, after the snow fall has stopped and all other main and secondary roads are passable
Please make room for plows. Vehicles parked on narrow roadsides make it difficult or impossible for plows to get through. There are many dead-end roads on Bowen. If a plow is unable to turn around at the end of a road, it can't clear the road.
Property owners are responsible for making sure the sidewalks next to their property are kept clear of snow and ice, to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians.
Permissive Tax Exemptions
Section 224 of the Community Charter gives Council the authority to exempt certain properties from municipal property taxes. Council considers Permissive Tax Exemptions for non-profit organizations that contribute to the well being of Bowen Island residents and makes improvements to their quality of life.
Organizations thinking of applying for a Permissive Tax Exemption must successfully meet the criteria as outlined in the Permissive Tax Exemption Policy.
Applications are due by 4:30 pm on June 30 every year.
2016 Permissive Tax Exemption Applications
- Bowen Children's Centre
- Bowen Island Museum and Archives
- Bowen Island United Church
- Camp Bow-Isle
- Holy Trinity Church
- Rivendell Retreat
- Royal Canadian Legion Brach #150
- Smooth Stones Foundation (Cates Hill Chapel)
- Smooth Stones Foundation (Island Pacific School)
- Seymour Bay Foundation
- Tir-Na-Nog Theather School Society