Council Briefs

Council Briefs – Regular Meeting, April 18

Council proclaimed May, 2017 as ‘Lyme Disease Awareness Month’ in the District of Squamish.

A Public Hearing was held for District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1009 Aspen) No. 2508, 2016 and the bylaw was given Third Reading (see below under Bylaws). Read the report. Read the bylaw.

Council authorized the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 123 as presented, for the property legally described as LOT 11 DISTRICT LOT 512 PLAN 22286, located at 1003 Glacier View Drive, Squamish, British Columbia. Read the report.

Council awarded the 2017 Sewage Lift Station Upgrades equipment supply to Black & Baird Ltd. based on their quotation response dated March 23, 2017 for the amount of $84,411.00 plus GST. Read the report.

Council awarded the tender for the District of Squamish Landfill Vertical Expansion Phase I in the amount of $377,159.40 + GST to Whistler Excavations Ltd. Read the report.

Council awarded the Tender for the District of Squamish 2017 Paving Program to Alpine Paving Ltd in the amount of $778,971.75. Read the report.

Council issued a change order to the existing design contract for the 2017 Annual Watermain Replacement with ISL Engineering Ltd. in the amount of $38,000.00 + GST. Read the report.

Council received the grant from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in the amount of $10,000 towards the Long Term Real Estate and Facilities Strategy and confirmed that the District will provide overall grant management for the project. Read the report.

Council passed a motion that the District of Squamish submit an application to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative funding to develop the District of Squamish Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Read the report.

Bylaws

District of Squamish Cleveland-Victoria to Main Streetscape Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No 2530, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Forestry Building Roof Replacement Loan Authorization Bylaw No 2531, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Watermain Replacement Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2532, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Fire Fleet Aerial Apparatus Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2533, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Fire Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2534, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Landfill Vertical Expansion Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2535, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Dike Upgrade Design, Acquisition and Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2536, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish 2017 Property Tax Rates Bylaw No. 2537, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (MUD-1) No. 2523, 2017 was given second reading, as amended. A Public hearing date for District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (MUD-1) No. 2523, 2017 was scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1009 Aspen) No. 2508, 2016 was given third reading. Prior to adoption of District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1009 Aspen) No. 2508, 2016, the following items as must be resolved:

  1. Submission of a Flood Hazard Assessment update from a geotechnical engineer;
  2. Registration by the applicant of an updated Section 219 flood covenant on the subject property that includes the establishment of a Flood Construction Level and all mitigation measures in accordance with an accepted Flood Hazard Assessment report;
  3. Submission of an invasive species map and management plan; and
  4. Execution and registration of a Land Development Agreement to secure the applicant’s proposed Community Amenity Contribution of $6 per square foot of multi-family residential floor area, the total amount of which is to be established and paid to the District prior to Development Permit issuance.

Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Mini Storage and Drive-Through Restaurants) No. 2511, 2016 was adopted. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Misc. Amendments) No. 2512, 2016 was adopted. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Paco Road) No. 2517, 2017 was adopted. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish 2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2525, 2017 was adopted. Read the bylaw.

Mayor Heintzman brought back for Reconsideration the motion made April 4, 2017 regarding Development Permit No. 424 – Green Technology Centre and put forward an amendment to the motion.  Reconsideration of the April 4 motion and April 18 amendment was referred to the April 25 Committee of the Whole meeting for consideration.

Council passed a motion that the District of Squamish and School District to continue to work with Vancouver Costal Health, local agencies and community services organizations to refine priority health areas for 2017-2019 based on input from the April 4, 2017 Community Development Standing Committee workshop. Read the minutes.

 

Recommended Motions from the April 11, 2017 Committee of the Whole Meeting:

Council directed staff to work with the Seniors’ Centre Revitalization Team to amend the Squamish Seniors’ Centre Revitalization recommendations to reach a consensus with the Seniors’ Centre Society specifically regarding the two matters outstanding; being the name of the facility and defining age appropriate activities/programs in the Centre, and that the finalized recommendations be brought back to Council for approval.

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  • Nelson Winterburn May 22, 2016

    Re the Mashiter Run of River Project, why is the District paying for this study? Why would any research costs not be chargeable to the proponent?

    • Robin Jun 01, 2016

      The Mashiter RofR project is a community power project, and as such would be owned by us, Squamish residents, and the benefits would also come to us. It is not a typical IPP (independent power producer) project, so there is no profit in it for the people doing the study later on. I understand the initial research was done at no cost. For this study some of the site investigation work and preliminary engineering design work is quite costly - thus the $ allocation.

    • Communications May 24, 2016

      Hi Nelson,
      Thanks for your comment. The Mashiter Run of River Project is a District-led project. Once operational, anticipated revenues from this project would likely subsidize water
      utility expenses. The project would be funded from the Water Utility Survey/Engineering Studies budget. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thanks!

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