Council Briefs

Regular Meeting - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Council authorized the Corporate Officer to file a Building Bylaw and BC Building Code Contravention Notice respecting the property located at 38082 Clarke Drive due to an unpermitted accessory dwelling, at the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia under Section 57 of the Community Charter. Read the report.

Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding between BC Housing Management (“BC Housing”) and the District of Squamish regarding the development of housing for the homeless in Squamish. Read the report

Council directed staff to forward dividend revenue received from the dissolution of the company formerly known as Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation, Inc. dba No. 0685492 to the Land Sale Reserve.

Council approved a $5,000 per year for five year allocation from the Grant In Aid Fund for 3 years (2018/2019/2020) towards the Ocean Watch Task Force.

Council approved a $15,000 allocation for arena facility maintenance to satisfy mandatory WorkSafe orders in 2017 related to the ammonia plant and emergency lighting issues.

Council approved a $5,000 allocation from the Community Enhancement Fund to the Squamish Food Policy Council.

Council approved the funding of two new fleet vehicles through the accumulated surplus.

Council accepted the 2017 Downtown Parking Study for planning purposes and recommended that staff present an implementation plan to Council in early 2018.

Council approved a $9,000 allocation from the 2017 Council Contingency toward the Childcare Needs Assessment.

Council allocated $175,000, from the 2018 budget, to fund Community Wayfinding from accumulated surplus.

Council will fund the South Squamish Parks Pilot Project provided that BC Transit provide measurable data for analysis regarding passenger usage following the project. Council allocated $164,000 from the 2018 budget, to fund BC Transit.      

Council will fund the hiring of an additional RCMP officer on July 1, 2018 and a Firefighter on May 1, 2018 and approved $70,000 from the Protective Services provision to fund a new vehicle.      

Council will allocate $600,000 in 2018 to fund the rerouting of the 3rd Avenue pond storm water system and installation of an oil grit separator.                                                                              

Council supported an additional contribution, to a total of $62,000 to the Public Art Reserve.  

Council allocated $10,000 from Climate Action Revenue to fund Carbon Neutral Contract Services.

Council allocated $15,000, from the 2018 budget, to fund a joint Agriculture Plan with Squamish Lillooet Regional District Area D and Squamish.

Council allocated $45,000 from the 2018 budget, to fund the Arts Council Partnership.

Council approved up to $50,000 towards resourcing an innovative project and possible future application to the Infrastructure Canada, Smart Cities Challenge to be funded by Accumulated Surplus.                                                                         

Bylaws

A Public Hearing was held for District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1606 Scott Crescent) No. 2546, 2017. Following the Public Hearing, District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (1606 Scott Crescent) No. 2546, 2017 was given third reading. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Fees and Charges Bylaw (Landfill) No. 2012, 2007 Amendment Bylaw No. 2562, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the report. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Payment In Lieu of Off-Street Parking Spaces Bylaw No. 2553, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Alternative Forms of Transportation Reserve Bylaw No. 2581, 2017 was given first three readings. Read the bylaw.

District of Squamish Hotel Room Additional Tax Levy Bylaw No. 2580, 2017 was adopted. Read the bylaw.