HIGHLIGHTS of JULY 11 2022 COUNCIL MEETING
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We acknowledge we are on the territory of the Laich-Kwil-Tach people of the Wei Wai Kum and We Wai Kai First Nations.
Greenways Annual Report
Cynthia Bendickson, Executive Director, Greenways Land Trust, presented the 2020/2021 Annual Report, reviewed projects completed and projects to come, and answered questions from Council.
Baikie Island/Raven Trail Entrance and Parking Lot
Ian Baikie, Graham Stewart, and Laurel Cronk, representatives of Campbell River Rotary, presented proposed improvements to the Baikie Island/Raven Trail entrance and parking lot.
Social Services Regulations through Zoning Bylaw Amendment
After receiving feedback at the Public hearing on June 29, 2022, Council rescinded Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3861. This Bylaw looked to refine the definitions of certain social services and the locations where they would be permitted. Council committed to working with staff to develop a new strategy and plan, including community engagement, to address the complex societal challenges Campbell River is facing regarding homelessness, mental health and addictions. For more information, visit www.campbellriver.ca/downtown.
Remedial Action for 378 Cedar Street
Council approved a motion to require the owner of 378 Cedar Street to bring the property into compliance with Public Nuisance Bylaw No. 3543, 2014.
Secondary Suite and Residence at 240 Stratford Drive
Council gave third reading and adopted a Zoning Bylaw Amendment to rezone the property at 240 Stratford Drive from Residential One (R-1) Zone to Residential One B (R-1B) Zone to allow for a secondary suite and secondary residence.
Single-family Dwelling at 1552 Perkins Road
Council gave Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3872, 2022 for 1552 Perkins Road first and second reading, to construct a single-family dwelling unit with an option to include a secondary suite in the future, and waived the Public Hearing as the application is consistent with the Official Community Plan.
Official Community Plan Amendment
Council gave third reading and adopted Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3796, following a Public Hearing on June 27, 2022. The Bylaw was updated to include Great Blue Herons in the revised Bald Eagle Nest Tree Development Permit Area and add clarity and user-friendliness to the guidelines.
Telecommunications Tower at 1853 Meredith Road
Council gave concurrence to the siting and design of a 48.0 metre monopole telecommunication tower and associated equipment installation at 1853 Meredith Road.
Beech Street Renewal Project Rescheduled
Council supported a staff recommendation to cancel Tender 22-58 and reschedule the Beech Street Renewal Project, originally intended for construction this summer. The postponement will allow a review of the project plan and new tender process this fall to ensure that the City’s financial resources are responsibly allocated.
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VEIA) Funding Request
Council received correspondence from George Hanson, President and CEO, Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VEIA), requesting funding for their Supply Chain Management Project and directed staff to contribute $10,000 on behalf of the Campbell River Airport from Council’s Contingency Fund.
Fur-Bearer’s Wildlife Attractant Bylaw Toolkit
Council received an email from Lesley Fox, Executive Director, The Fur-Bearers, providing a Wildlife Attractant Bylaw toolkit to address encounters with wildlife. The toolkit was referred to the Environmental Advisory Committee and staff for recommendations.
Wildfire Information and Reporting, Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Council received correspondence from Tara Faganello, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, regarding wildfire information and reporting. Council referred it to the fire department to develop a public awareness campaign.
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES ACTIVITY UPDATE
Received by Council during the July 12, 2022 Committee of the Whole meeting
Since the last report was provided to Council on June 13, 2022, there have been:
- 8 new applications received
- 6 applications completed
Currently, there are 97 active files. Of those files:
- 47 require action from the applicant
- 48 require action from the City
- 2 require action from the Province
Of the 97 active files, there are:
- 34 Fee simple subdivisions
- 8 Bare land strata subdivisions
- 2 Temporary use permits
- 20 Zoning Bylaw amendments
- 1 Combined OCP and Zoning Bylaw amendments
- 9 Major Development Permits
- 1 Major Development Permit Amendment
- 3 Major Development with Variance Permit
- 12 Minor Development Permits
- 1 Minor Development Permit amendment
- 3 Development Variance Permits
- 3 Board of Variance Permits