Council Briefs

Regular Meeting, May 16, 2017

Council approved the Grant in Aid request in the amount of $2,300 from Howe Sound Secondary for use of the Brennan Park Dry Slab, Stawamus Chief (auditorium) and Black Tusk Room on June 16th, plus set up costs, for the 2017 graduation commencement ceremony, to be funded from Council Contingency. Read the request.

Council approved the Grant in Aid request in the amount of $2,177.05 from the Squamish Pirates Swim Club Society for use of the pool and Brennan Park facilities for the Squamish Pirates Annual Swim meet on May 28, 2017, to be funded from Council Contingency. 

Council proclaimed May 2017 as ‘Missing Children’s Month’ and May 25, 2017 as ‘Missing Children’s Day’. Read the request.

Council proclaimed June 7, 2017 as ‘Built Green Day’. Read the correspondence.

Council proclaimed June 3, 2017 as ‘Access Awareness Day’. Read the correspondence.

Council authorized the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. 126 as presented, for the property legally described as LOT 14 DISTRICT LOT 512 GROUP 1 NEW WESTMINSTER DISTRICT PLAN BCP 27757, located at 3364 Mamquam Road, Squamish, British Columbia. Read the report

Cemetery fees were increased for non-residents, as outlined in the May 16, 2017 Report to Council. Cemetery fees were increased for non-residents, as outlined in the May 16, 2017 Report to Council. Council increased Landfill asbestos tipping fees from $150 to $250, as outlined in the May 16, 2017 Report to Council. Council authorized the sale of the overprint of the street banners at the cost of $45 each and that the revenue be put back in the Select Committee on Public Art budget. Council authorized filming legal fees to be increased per the actual costs and that filming street use parking for two hour maximum zones be increased from $50 to $100 as per staff’s recommendation in the May 16, 2017 Report to Council. Council also authorized that public parking lot fees be increased from $0 to $50 per 50 metres, per day.  Read the report.

The Public Hearing date for the District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (41601 Brennan Rd) No. 2376, 2015, originally scheduled for June 6, 2017 was moved to June 27, 2017, and will be held at the Squamish Seniors' Centre.

Council did not authorize the application for an ALR Exclusion at Lot 6 Sections 11 and 12 Township 50, Plan 19415, located at the northwest corner of Tantalus Road and Harris Road, in Squamish, B.C. (no civic address) (PID: 006-855-156); Councils’ decision will be communicated directly to the Agricultural Land Commission. Read the report.

Council waived the requirement of the Purchasing Policy for RFPs and sole source awarded of the Solid Waste Bylaw Update – Outreach and Engagement services contract to the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) for the Solid Waste Bylaw update outreach and engagement services. Read the report.

Council authorized the Mayor and Corporate Officer to execute a service agreement with Squamish ReBuild to manage and maintain the Zero Waste Bin sets for events. Council also authorized the Mayor and Corporate Officer to execute a service agreement with the Squamish Farmer’s Market to provide educational zero waste services throughout the 2017 summer season. Read the report.

Council awarded the tender to complete the 2017 Annual Watermain Replacement Phase 1 program to Gravity Construction Ltd. in the amount of $1,479,306.40 plus Net Tax. Read the report.

Council awarded the tender for sanitary trenchless repair to Mar-Tech Underground Services Ltd., in the amount of $252,329.75 plus Net Tax. Read the report.

Council awarded the tender for the Tantalus Firehall Hose Tower Demolition to Markor Construction Ltd., in the amount of $64,900 plus Net Tax. Read the report.

Council authorized the submission of an application to the BC Rural Dividend Program for the implementation of a Service Skills Training Program and a Local Open Data Initiative as part of its District Economic Action Plan 2017-2019. Council will support this project through its duration. Read the report.

Council donated two, two-month transit passes for the Summer Northern Youth Abroad program participants, in the amount of $80.00, from the Council Contingency Fund. Read the correspondence.

Council recommended that staff bring back policy for consideration to achieve more “missing middle” housing (housing that unifies the walkable streetscape that includes duplexes, triplexes, quadriplexes, courtyard apartments, bungalow courts, townhomes, multiplex and live-work) within rezoning applications to achieve better integration of mixed income, age and stage housing within rezoning applications, to allow for a diversity of housing in all neighbourhoods. Council recommended that staff develop policy for Council to consider, to mandate through rezoning and density bonusing, purpose built market rental and subsidized rental housing with a goal of integration within new and existing neighbourhoods and to avoid ghettoization. Read the minutes of the meeting and the recommendation.

Bylaws

District of Squamish Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 2012, 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 2538, 2017 was given first three readings as amended by amending Schedule 8 – Filming Fees, Section 3 Public Parking Lots by deleting “$250 per day“ and inserting “ $50 per 50 metres per day“. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Industrial Use Update) No. 2523, 2017 was adopted. Read the report. 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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