Archives: News

16 Apr
April 16, 2018 0 1

Sanitation gets the job done!

The Sanitation Department of the Belize City Council never drops the ball always ready to get the job done right. Here we have the Before and After photos showcasing an abandoned lot corner Kelly Street and Fuller’s Lane that required quite a bit of attention with its overgrown grass and trees that required some trimming. Our team came through as they always do and had that lot looking brand new.

Special thanks to our Sanitation Supervisor Mr Simeon Alvarez and our Sanitation Manager Mr Percy Murillo for the tireless work that they do for the Council and the residents of Belize City.

Do you know of any Overgrown Lots within the city that need our help?

Before

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16 Apr
April 16, 2018 18 1

Spotlight: Belize Boys U15 National Team

The Belize City Council wishes to spotlight The Belize Basketball Federation’s Belize Boys U15 National Team as they put up quite a fight beating out Guatemala 68-62 but were met with defeat against Costa Rica 62-50. In the end they came out strong with a victorious win against host team El Salvador 82-72.  They secured 3rd place at the U15 COCABA Championship and we could not have been more proud of our boys.

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16 Apr
April 16, 2018 0 2

Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts visits Chicago’s Cure Violence organization

April 3 2018 Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts embarked on her travel to the United States to foster  relations with the city of Chicago’s Cure Violence. Councillor Pitts was greeted by Community Planner Marcus McAllister and Deputy Director of Cure Violence, Ricardo “Cobe” Williams and invited to their session to personally witness how the structure operates. At the meeting she was met by former gang members and affiliates who have since transformed their lives for the better and have been on a path of using the Cure Violence organization to help prevent the spread of violence and decrease the number of murders in the neighborhoods. Each member reported back on  cases with the potential to escalate in their neighborhoods so the organization can see where attention can be given to diffuse this calmly. Upcoming plans were also made to reorient the lives of the organization’s members.

Thursday and Friday of Councillor Pitts’ trip was spent at the Annual College Language Association Conference. The Association itself was founded in 1937 by a group of Black scholars and educators and is currently comprised of college teachers of English and foreign languages which serves the economic, scholarly and professional interests of its members and the collegiate communities they represent. The theme of this year’s conference was “Native Sons/Daughters and Immigrants in the Black Metropolis.” After listening to presenters from countries of the globe Councillor concluded “What I find particularly pertinent to our city, however, was the conversation I engaged in about the ways in which our urban spaces help shape and define our lives. We are collectively concerned about the spike in crime and violence, and I do believe that we need to develop safety measures that will evolve with the developments and new problems and challenges attendant with our expansive urban spaces.” With that being said we expect impactful ideas from a seemingly inspired Councillor Pitts in the near future.

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16 Apr
April 16, 2018 0 0

Health Inspection at the BTL Park

In every organization there are always the people you see and the ones you don’t, both of which are working diligently to improve the quality of service within that organization. Within the Belize City Council the Sanitation Inspectors definitely fall within that category. Here we have Ms. Tiffany Diaz conducting a routine inspection at the BTL Park at one of several food kiosks. Our inspectors procedurally check for each vendor’s Food Handler’s card, proper attire requirements, satisfactory establishment, as well as for all goods to be cleaned and covered according to health regulations and finally to ensure proper garbage disposal guidelines are upheld.

If anyone would like more information on the inspection process kindly contact our main office at 227-7205/2308/4114 for further details.

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13 Apr
April 13, 2018 0 0

Ministry of Local Government’s Orientation training with Belize City Council

The Ministry of Local Government’s Officer Clifford King and The Belize City Council’s Director of Legal Affairs Mrs Margaret Mckenzie conducted an Orientation training for newly elected municipal officials. The focus of the training was on the legislative and regulatory aspects of governing the city. Some of the topics discussed included: The City Council Act, Towns Property Evaluation Act, Trade License and Liquor License Act, Standing Orders (how to conduct meetings, make decisions, minutes taking, etc) and the Accounting Regulations.

An immensely important portion of the training delved into the code of conduct for elected officials and mechanisms for internal controls. All in all the training provided an outline of City Council is to be ran and standards to be upheld.

 

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09 Apr
05 Apr
April 5, 2018 0 2

River Tour for Zoning Ordinance with Innovaterra consultants

Most recently the Belize City Council has been working alongside Innovaterra Consultants to the Inter-American Development Bank Mr Jean-Roch Lebeau and Mr Carlos Barillas for the Zoning Ordinance which is a part of the Emerging & Sustainable Cities Program.

Land and River tours were conducted to assist the consultants in the gathering of much-needed data which showcased Belize’s present land use, the utilization of our coastal areas as well as our residential and commercial zones. The river tour was especially scenic and provided a greater appreciation for our Belizean coast.

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02 Apr
April 2, 2018 0 1

Councilor Goodin accompanies Belize City’s Child Advisory Body in Corozal Workshop

Belize City’s Child Advisory Body has been preparing itself for great projects in 2018 to impact the city on issues relating to children and youths. So in an effort to strengthen relations with the other CABs in the other 8 municipalities as well as to establish the guiding principles for how CAB is to be ran for maximum productivity and effectiveness, current CAB President Kendice Armstrong, Councilor Micah Goodin with the portfolio of Youth & Sports was in attendance in place of Councilor Dr. Candice Pitts; Technical Steering Committee member and Parks & Playgrounds Manager Louis Thompson Jr. and Belize City Council’s Public Relations Officer and CAB Coordinator Sharin Pitts were all in attendance at the Technical Steering Committee Workshop held in  Corozal.

The Technical Steering Committee workshop certainly accomplishment its goal of assisting the CABs with their Strategic Plan for 2018 as well as identifying the challenges each CAB is faced with. Belize City’s Child Advisory Body President Kendice Armstrong certainly took away plenty from it to return to her CAB with.  Additionally, the efforts made by the Councillors of the different municipalities were evidentin their participation. Councillors in attendance were our very own Councillor Goodin alongside Councillor Isidoro Richie Galvez of Belmopan City Council, Councillor Vanessa Neal of San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council and Councillor Dilan Cassanova of Corozal Town Council.

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26 Mar
March 26, 2018 0 5

Valuation Manager represents Citco in Taiwan

Mr Troy Smith, Belize City Council’s Valuation Manager was the first presenter at the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training in Taiwan, Taoyuan City, making Belize City proud.

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22 Mar
March 22, 2018 0 7

Easter Notice

Mayor Bernard Wagner, Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold, the Councillors, Management and Staff of Belize City Council take this opportunity to wish all residents of Belize City and visiting friends a safe, enjoyable and blessed Easter Holiday.

The Council appeals to the driving public and the public at large to take Precautions and Promote Traffic Safety.

Working Hours

The Belize City Council advises the general public that all City Council Offices will be closed Thursday, March 29th, 2018 (Holy Thursday) at 1:00 p.m. Normal working hours resume Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

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