August 2016: Regional District Update

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We're pleased to share the August 2016 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Update, summarizing highlights from the SLRD Board and Committee meetings of August 2016. (Meeting agendas and minutes of the various meetings summarized here are available here). 

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  • The Board gave second reading to SLRD Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016 regarding Canadian Wilderness Adventures’ rezoning application with respect to their commercial recreation tenure, with conditions imposed prior to adoption. The SLRD will next schedule a public hearing regarding this bylaw. More information about this rezoning application can be found here
  • Zoning amendment bylaws for Electoral Areas A, B, C and D will be drafted to address the new Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation changes regarding agri-tourism and commercial events taking place in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), and a policy regarding commercial events taking place in the ALR. More information about this work can be found here.
  • The Board approved the issuance of Development Variance Permit #129 for the property legally described as LOT B DISTRICT LOT 164 LILLOOET DISTRICT PLAN 43555; PID: 016-319-362 to vary the front parcel line setback amount for the proposed garage by 4.5 m from 7.5 m to 3 m.
  • The Electoral Area B Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Update was adopted by the Board.
  • The Licence of Occupation regarding the Anderson Lake dock at D’Arcy was granted by the Province. A Request for Proposals for construction of this dock and boat launch, will be issued, and a Dock Policy for this dock will be developed.
  • $13,000 from Area B’s portion of the Northern Area Allocation of Payment in Lieu of Taxes Reserve was allocated to clean out the debris behind the SLRD’s Bear Creek Deflection Berm (Whitecap/Seton Portage).
  • A hydrogeologist will be hired to assess the design and performance of the SLRD’s Bear Creek Defection Berm.
  • The Pemberton Wildlife Association was granted a permissive tax exemption for the Pemberton Wildlife Association Shooting Range for 2017.
  • Staff will review the request from Whistler Animals Galore requesting legal authority to adopt dogs from the SLRD area. Staff will also prepare a report on a spaying and neutering program for the Board’s consideration.
  • A letter will be sent to BC Hydro advising of concerns regarding possible wildfire ignitions from transmission lines and BC Hydro structures. The issue will also be brought forward to the Board’s meeting with BC Hydro at the 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention in September.
  • $50,000 was granted from Area C Amenity Funds to the Village of Pemberton as a contribution towards the construction cost of the Village of Pemberton's Downtown Community Barn.
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Telephone: (604) 894-6371 ext. 239