April 2018: Regional District Update

May 02, 2018
All Areas

Below is a summary of decisions made at the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board and Committee meetings in April 2018. (Download a PDF of this update.)

Note from Chair Crompton: We had a full house at our Area C Agricultural Zoning public information meeting. I think we may have set an SLRD record! Thank-you to all who attended for your questions, insights and engagement. That process continues and we welcome your continued participation and input.

In my last note I said happy spring. In Whistler it is starting to feel like summer... my 8 yr. old daughter swam in Alta Lake the last couple of days. I hear Area A and Area B lakes are also swimmable now, so... get to it!  If you have questions or comments about the SLRD please call me on 1-604-902-8747.


SLRD & SSRHD 2017 Audited Financial Statements

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and the Sea To Sky Regional Hospital District 2017 Audited Financial Statements were approved by the Board.

Bylaws

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1062, 2008, Amendment Bylaw No. 1562-2018 was given first reading and will be referred to each member municipality and First Nations, for comments.

This bylaws updates the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) for various items as per the legislated 5 year review. Please see the staff report attached to the April 18, 2018 SLRD Board meeting agenda for further information or visit the RGS Review project page. Community open houses/information sessions will be held in each member municipality to share information and receive input on this bylaw.

The following bylaws were adopted:

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1525-2017 to update the bylaw for:
    • updates made by the Agricultural Land Commission regarding agritourism and events;
    • other agricultural issues;
    • housekeeping issues; and
    • reflect the correct operations of the Evans Lake Forest Education Society.
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 1447-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1582-2018 to update the bylaw enforcement ticketing system for various new bylaws and amendments to existing bylaws.

The following bylaws were read a first and second time, and a public hearing will be scheduled regarding them. These bylaws will allow the subdivision of a property to facilitate the sale of a portion to the SLRD for the purposes of constructing a wastewater treatment plant for the Bralorne area.

  • Land Use Contract Authorization Bylaw No. 143, 1978, Discharge Bylaw No. 1578-2018
  • Upper Bridge River Valley Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 608, 1996, Amendment Bylaw No. 1580-2018
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1579-2018

The following bylaws were read a first and second time and a public hearing thereon was waived.  These bylaws will prohibit the retail sale of cannabis in the SLRD Electoral Areas.  Staff will also develop a public engagement and communication strategy for each SLRD Electoral Areas to obtain community input and feedback regarding retail sales of cannabis (once legalized). Visit the Cannabis Regulations project page for more information:

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1544-2017
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area B Zoning Bylaw No. 1300-2013, Amendment Bylaw No. 1545-2017
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 1546-2017
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No.1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1547-2017

Britannia Beach South - Taicheng Open Market and Film Staging and Helicopter Operations

With respect to applications for Temporary Use Permits #57 (open market and film staging) and #58 (helicopter operations) at the Taicheng Property in Britannia Beach, the property owner and applicants will host a public information meeting, at the Britannia Beach Community Hall on May 2, 2018 7:00 PM, in order to collect input from the public prior to any further consideration by the SLRD Board.

Invasive Species Disposal Bins at Sea to Sky Soils

An invasive species disposal bin will be provided at the Sea to Sky Soils site (south of Pemberton) with associated costs to be covered by the SLRD’s Regional Invasive Species Management and Control service for a period of one year.

Planned Timber Harvesting - Owl Ridge Area

Regarding planned timber harvesting in the Owl Ridge area, the SLRD will request a formal notification process to include at least 2 weeks notice of logging activity to the SLRD and to area residents affected, and whether an alternate route can be taken by the logging trucks.

Electoral Area C Agricultural Advisory Committee

Appointments were made to Electoral Area C Agricultural Advisory Committee.  The membership consists of:

Jaye-Jay Berggren Simone McIsaac
Jennifer Bubbs Geoff McLeod
Roxanna Kuurne Lea Ronayne
Randy Lincks David Tanner
Chad Gilmore Niki Vankerk
Susie Gimse  

Grants in Aid

The following was granted from Area A Select Funds:

  • $900 to the Gun Lake Ratepayers Association for maintenance services for their website.

The following were granted from Area B Select Funds:

  • $1,000 to the Walking With The Smolts Committee to contribute towards the Walking With The Smolts Festival scheduled for May 25, 2018 with funding to go towards coordination of the event, materials, plants, mileage and advertising.
  • $1,000 to the St'át'imc Grad Committee towards the cost of hosting the St'át'imc graduation ceremony.
  • Up to $1,000 towards traffic control costs on Smith Road in Pavilion Lake for a fuel mitigation controlled burn being undertaken.

The following were granted from Area C Select Funds:

  • $153.65 to D’Arcy resident Ian Robertson for the annual maintenance cost required for the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) located in D'Arcy.
  • $5,000 to the Ponderosa Strata Community for the purchase of wildfire mitigation equipment and training, to safely complete forest management tasks as outlined in the community's Forest Management plan.
Media Contact: 

Jeannette Nadon,
Communications & Grants Coordinator
Telephone: (604) 894-6371 ext. 239
Email: jnadon@slrd.bc.ca

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