Council Briefs

Regular Meeting, Tuesday, December 18

Mayor Elliott brought back the motion from the November 20, 2018 Regular Business Meeting to reconsider Development Permit No. 460 – 1002 Enterprise. Following the staff presentation, Council authorized Development Permit No. 460 for the property located at 1002 Enterprise Place subject to provisions as outlined in the minutes, with an amendment to the motion that a Section 219 restrictive covenant be registered on the land title of the subject property limiting the storage in containers use to 9 years from the date of issuance of the Building Permit.

Read the memo
Read the report
Read the November 20 meeting minutes
Read the Request for Reconsideration
Read the Public Comments
Read the Applicant Correspondence
View the Revised Site Plan
Read the Late Public Comments

Mayor Elliott will send a letter to Minister Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, as a thank you for the funding provided for the Buckley Avenue affordable rental housing project as part of the Community Housing Fund program and other important housing projects in the community since 2016 including Centrepoint, Under one Roof, and the future seniors housing.

Council authorized Development Permit 479 for the property located at 39359 Queens Way subject to the provision of bonding for phased landscaping work in the amount of $82,773.41, removal of the existing Flood Covenant and registration of a new Flood Covenant on Title. Read the report.

Council authorized Development Permit No. 493 (Waterfront Landing Phase 2) subject to the provision of bonding for on-site landscaping in the amount of $1,471,065.00 to secure provision of landscaping. Read the report.

Council approved the change order to increase the quantity of rip-rap for the Squamish River Dike Upgrade at Upper Judd Slough. Read the report. 

Council directed staff to prepare a lease with the Sea to Sky Community Services Society for a period of 60 years for the property located at 38648 Buckley Avenue subject to a Final Project Commitment being provided by BC Housing for the Buckley Avenue Affordable Rental Housing project. The District will assign its interests and obligations in any current or future promissory notes or funding from BC Housing for the Buckley Avenue Affordable Rental Housing project at 38648 Buckley Avenue, to the Sea to Sky Community Services Society. The District will also negotiate an agreement with the Sea to Sky Community Services Society to assume the Buckley Avenue Affordable Rental Housing project in conjunction with BC Housing. Read the report.

Council appointed Chris Baker as an Animal Control Officer and Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the District of Squamish pursuant to the Community Charter.

Council cancelled the January 15, 2019 Regular Business Meeting.

Council approved the following 2019 Community Enhancement Grants (Cash):

  • 835 Griffin Air Squadron Cadets: $2,800.00
  • BC SPCA: $3,500.00
  • Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver/ Big Brothers & Big Sisters Sea to Sky: $10,000.00
  • Canadian Adaptive Climbing Society: $1,000.00
  • Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning: $1,000.00
  • Community Foundation: $10,000.00
  • Cutting Barriers Employment + Training: $7,000.00
  • Farmers Market Association: $3,000.00
  • Food Bank: $15,000.00
  • Helping Hands: $15,000.00 (Two-years 2019 and 2020)
  • Hospice Society: $10,000.00
  • Men’s Shed: $8,000.00 (One-year only)
  • Non Profit Network: $550.00
  • Sea to Sky Community Services: $5,000.00
  • Volunteer Drivers for Cancer Program: $2,500.00
  • Watershed Society: $2,500.00

Council approved the following 2019 In-Kind Community Enhancement Grants:

  • BC Whippet Racing Club: $5,198.00
  • Brackendale Farmers Institute: $2,745.91
  • Howe Sound Women’s Centre – Pearl’s Place: $5,500.00
  • Mamquam River Access Society: $900.00
  • Pirates Swim Club Society: $2,282.57
  • Youth Triathlon: $2,197.30

Council approved the following 2019 Cash and In-Kind Community Enhancement Grants:

  • Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association: Cash $15,000.00 and In-kind $6,500.00, plus in-kind for Brennan Park facility rental associated with moving fireworks for Canada Day to Brennan Park.
  • Rebuild Society: Cash $2,000.00 and In-kind $2000.00
  • Seniors’ Centre Society: Cash $2200.00 (Liquor Licence fee removed), In-kind $1986.75.

Council granted $8,000.00 to the Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN).

Council granted $3,000.00 to the Environmental Conservation Society.

Council granted $5,267.74 in-kind to Loggers Sports (Squamish Days).

Council will continue to support the Ocean Watch Task Force with planning staff and Council member attendance at meetings. Councillor Race will continue to serve on the Ocean Task Force.

Council passed a motion that the District  will support modifications to the Squamish River training berm including replacement of an existing culvert with an open channel through the berm and a new single lane bridge to create an improved connection between the Squamish River and estuary. The District will also establish a maintenance agreement with the Province and Fisheries and Oceans Canada for new infrastructure prior to accepting any maintenance responsibilities.

Council supported the District entering into a letter of intent, substantially in the form attached to the report from Economic Development dated December 4, 2018, to develop a Squamish Industry Innovation Program with the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (Simon Fraser University), the Creative and Applied Learning Studio (Quest University) and the Squamish Chamber of Commerce.

Council recommended that staff prepare a grant application for the development of the Wellness and Arts Centre at Brennan Park under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Community, Culture, and Recreation and bring back to council for endorsement.



Council give first three readings to the District of Squamish Solid Waste Utility and Regulation Bylaw No. 2547, 2017, Amendment Bylaw 2650, 2018. Read the report   Read the Bylaw