The Township of Spallumcheen office will be closed over Christmas.
The office will close Christmas Day for its annual holiday break and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2.
“Council has, in past years, authorized closing the municipal office between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day,” said deputy corporate officer Cindy Graves in a report to council. “As in the past, staff takes time off as vacation time or without pay.”
Operational procedures such as snow plowing will be maintained by the public works department throughout the holiday closure.
Council also set its 2018 meeting schedule.
Regular meetings will still be held twice a month, on the first and third Monday, except in January (first meeting set for Jan. 2 cancelled). Meetings will be held once a month in July and August to accommodate summer holidays. The meetings will be held July 9 and Aug. 7.
Council is also sticking to its new committee of the whole schedule, which it implemented in October. Committee of the whole meetings are held once a month one hour prior to a regular council meeting.
“The new schedule being proposed is consistent with that processs to allow council a greater opportunity to test the new meeting schedule,” said Graves.
The committee of the whole meetings will be held at 6 p.m. prior to the first regular meeting of the month (as well as the meetings in July and August).
There will be two meetings in January, Mon., Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 22. The second meeting, along with a scheduled second committee meeting on Monday, April 10, deal with the township’s five-year financial plan.