Parksville mayor Ed Mayne receives his chain of office at an inaugural council meeting on Nov.5. - Karly Blats photo

Mayor Mayne’s 2019 message for Parksville

‘2019 truly promises to be an exciting year’

On behalf of my fellow Parksville council members, we wish you and your families the very best this holiday season.

We look ahead to 2019, as individuals and also as members of this wonderful community. 2019 truly promises to be an exciting year as we grow Parksville’s reputation as a great place to live, work, play and thrive.

There are many new and exciting developments which will come before council in 2019. The Insight-Holdings and Quality Foods developments at Despard and the Alberni Highway will define the entrance to our city.

Council will consider significant developments such as those proposed for 1180 Resort Dr. and 161 Island Highway West (former Parksville Beach Motel site). Council is also excited to see new rental housing come on stream in 2019 as well as multi-family, single family residential and mixed commercial development.

We also look forward to the 222 Corfield Street South project for supportive housing development behind us.

Summer will see completion of the Englishman River Water Services project which will bring the residents of the city and the Nanoose Bay Peninsula safe, securing drinking water source with commissioning of the new river water supply intake, new water treatment plant and distribution system.

Parksville is host to the best-ever Canada Day celebrations, a world-class sand sculpting competition and exhibition hosted by Parksville Beach Festival as well as the hugely successful Summer by the Sea Street Market hosted by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce. These and many other events and festivals held in our community are what makes our city exciting for residents and one of the reasons it’s so great to stay close to home in the summer.

Council’s priority for early in the year will be the 2019 budget process and consideration of the five-year plan and also the setting of a new strategic plan.

We’ll roll up our sleeves and set to work as these important processes will determine the city’s priorities for the future.

My thanks to members of council elected with a clear mandate from residents who in the past two months have already shown their depth and passion for our community. I am sincerely honoured to serve as Parksville’s mayor and look forward to all that lays ahead of us in 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

— Submitted by Ed Mayne, Mayor of Parksville

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