Council Briefs

Regular Meeting, Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Council did not authorize Development Permit No. 443 for the property legally described as Lot D, Block 2, District Lot 486, Plan 3960, located at 1365 Victoria Street, Squamish, British Columbia. Development Permit No. 443 was referred back to staff. Read the report.

Council recommended that staff pursue a grant application under the Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund (Capital Infrastructure Projects Stream) for Squamish River Dike Raising at Upper Judd Slough and also to pursue a grant application (Capacity Building Stream) for a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Asset Management Implementation Plan. Read the report.

Council approved the 2016 Statement of Financial Information as presented on June 20, 2017, as corrected to fix a typographical error on page 40 on the SOFI report. Read the report.

Council approved borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, as part of the 2017 Fall Borrowing Session, $635,757 as authorized through District of Squamish Roads, Bridges and Facilities Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2282, 2013 and that the Squamish Lillooet Regional District be requested to consent to our borrowing over a 15 year term and include the borrowing in their Security Issuing Bylaw. Read the report.

Council approved borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, as part of the 2017 Fall Borrowing Session, $178,398 as authorized through District of Squamish Facilities, Office Systems and Fire Fleet Capital Works Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2392, 2015 and that the Squamish Lillooet Regional District be requested to consent to our borrowing over a 10 year term and include the borrowing in their Security Issuing Bylaw. Read the report.

Council approved borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, as part of the 2017 Fall Borrowing Session, $505,051 as authorized through District of Squamish Watermain Replacement Capital Works Loan Authorization bylaw No. 2445, 2016 and that the Squamish Lillooet Regional District be requested to consent to our borrowing over a 15 year term and include the borrowing in their Security Issuing Bylaw. Read the report.

Council recommended that the District of Squamish send a letter to the Provincial Government (MLA and Minister of Environment) supporting the Learning Expeditions, Stawamus School initiative to rename Mount Garibaldi to its original Coast Salish name Nch’Kay.

Council recommended that the District of Squamish provide a letter of support to the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) with respect to following the proposed Major Amendment process for the Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1514-2017 and advised that at this time the District of Squamish has no further comments on the proposed amendments to focus development into compact, complete, sustainable communities, as contained in SLRD’s proposed Bylaw No. 1514-2017.

Council directed Mayor Heintzman to write a letter of thanks to Minister LeBlanc to thank him for listening to citizens and his colleagues to reinstate the salmonid enhancement program, emphasizing the importance of these programs to communities like Squamish.

Motions were passed to allocate funds from the Public Art budget, including $400 to incorporate the ‘friends’ design into an existing zebra style crosswalk near Brackendale Elementary School,  $1,000 to engage a professional mosaicist to provide advice to the Public Art Committee on the state of the Stan Clarke Park Mosaic and $500 to the Squamish Arts Council for the Public Art Application at the Guilford Watershed.

 

Bylaws

District of Squamish Remuneration and Expenses Bylaw No. 1503, 1997, Amendment Bylaw No. 2542, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 2312, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2541, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 2418, 2015 Amendment Bylaw No. 2504, 2016 was given first three readings. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Arena Slab Replacement Bylaw No 2543, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Technical Transformation Project Bylaw No 2544, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Temporary Borrowing for Tantalus Firehall Seismic Upgrade Bylaw No 2545, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

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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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