For Immediate Release
May 14, 2020
Sad News & COVID-19 Update
It is with a heavy heart I sit down to write this Mayor’s message. I was very saddened to hear of the accident that claimed the life of Bill Ross on Sunday, May 10th. Oliver has lost a stalwart of the community and on a personal note, I`ve lost a good friend. The Town of Oliver and the RDOS have issued a joint press release regarding Bill Ross, which is available
Mayor Johansen provides update to residents
Under the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management and business continuity activities.
The Town of Oliver has taken additional action to support citizens and businesses. During the April 20 – Special Open meeting Council passed a motion to assign the 2020 Property Tax Rates with a due date of July 2nd with a one percent (1%) penalty applied on July 3rd and a four percent (4%) penalty applied October 1st. Commercial businesses have until September 30 to pay their taxes, and the penalty of five percent (5%) will be applied October 1st.
April 17, 2020
The Town of Oliver would like to thank the Province of B.C. for the new financial relief measures announced yesterday morning (April 16) by Ministers Carole James and Selina Robinson. These measures are a positive step to mitigating the economic hardship for people, businesses and municipalities during these difficult times.
The Town of Oliver continues to take action to support citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Yesterday, in a Special Closed meeting, Council directed Staff to bring forward changes to the 2020 Property Tax budget and utility rates to support taxpayers and citizens facing financial hardship.