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City of Salmon Arm
Box 40
500 2 Ave. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2
Ph: 250.803.4000
Fx: 250.803.4041
Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Corporate Services - Human Resources

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1. How can I submit an application to the city?
2. How do I find what jobs are available within the city?
3. How long is my application on file for employment with the city?

Development Services - Business Licensing

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1. Are street vendors allowed in Salmon Arm?

Development Services - Planning

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1. Can I put a cottage, coach house, guest house, mobile home or other type of dwelling on my property in addition to the existing house?
2. How can I find out the zoning of my property?
3. How do I apply to rezone a property?
4. Can I apply for a variance to allow a use that isn’t permitted in a zone, instead of rezoning the property?
5. How can I find out if I need a development permit for my new construction project?
6. How long will it take for the city to process a development application?
7. How close does a stream or wetland have to be to my property to affect my development proposal?
8. Are there restrictions on where I am allowed to build fences or retaining walls on my property and how high they can be built?
9. Are there limits to how big a garage I can build on my property?
10. What are setbacks and how do they apply to my property?

Development Services - Subdivision

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1. Can I find out if my property is subdividable without making a subdivision application to the city?
2. How do I find out if there is an easement or right of way on my property?
3. Where can I get a copy of the survey plan, title and any documents listed on title for my property?
4. How can I find out if my property is in the Agricultural Land Reserve?

Engineering - Anti-Icers

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1. What is anti-icing?
2. What is a magnesium chloride and tire / road friction coefficient?
3. Is liquid anti-icer safe?
4. What can I do if I drive on streets where anti-icing liquids are used?
5. Why not use sand instead of liquid anti-icers?
6. How are anti-icing liquids used?
7. What is the cost to the city?

Engineering - Sanitary Sewer System

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1. Where does my sewer effluent go to?
2. What should I do if my sanitary service line is plugged?
3. What are inspection chambers?
4. What should I do about manholes within my property?
5. What do I do if the City of Salmon Arm was flushing sanitary mainlines near my house and I now have water around my toilet?

Engineering - Water

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1. What are water mains?
2. When does the city clean the water mains?
3. How long does it take to clean the water mains on each street?
4. Can I use my water when you are cleaning the water mains on my street?
5. Will I notice anything different about my water after you have cleaned the water mains?
6. Can I drink the water when it is discoloured?
7. What else may I notice about my water after you have cleaned the water mains?
8. Why is the water cloudy after cleaning the water mains?
9. Why does my water smell like chlorine?
10. Are you monitoring water quality during the cleaning program?
11. Is water main cleaning a waste of water?
12. Do other cities have similar water main cleaning programs?
13. The water coming from my taps is brown and cloudy, etc. What’s wrong with it and is it safe to drink, shower, bathe, etc?
14. What if I suddenly have no water?
15. What if I suspect a water leak in my service line?
16. Who is responsible for the water meter in my house?
17. Why do you have lawn sprinkling regulations in place?
18. If current water supply conditions are normal or above normal, why can’t the city just pump more water?

Food Waste Trial

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1. Do I have to participate in the Trial?
2. I already compost at home. Why should I participate?
3. Why can’t I put yard and garden waste in with my food waste?
4. Why are the Food Waste Carts so big?
5. I have run out of liners for my Kitchen Catcher. Where can I get more?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

Strategic Plan

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1. Who was involved in developing the corporate strategic plan?
2. How were projects chosen?
3. How were projects prioritized over the short, medium, and long term?
4. How do I learn what each project is about?
5. How will the plan be updated in the future?