February 2019: Regional District Update

Mar 14, 2019
All Areas

Below is a summary of decisions made at the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board and Committee meetings in February 2019. (Download a PDF of this update).

Note from Chair Rainbow: Food security will be a major concern for B.C. as the effects of climate change affect our food suppliers to the south. Farmers in California are facing increased competition from urban areas for water, their soils are becoming degraded and agricultural production is suffering. We may no longer be able to rely on U.S. farmers in the future and will need to produce more food locally. So it is good to see that we have vibrant, active Agricultural Advisory Committees in Area B and in Area C. Thanks to the people who make up these committees for spending time on this important work. Our budget process is almost complete and once it is, details will be posted on the SLRD website.


2019 Budgets

The SLRD continues to develop the 2019-2023 Financial Plan including operational and capital budgets. The Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District Board approved the 2019 Financial Plan (Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District 2019 Budget Bylaw No. 41-2019) including the operational and capital budget.

BYLAWS

The following bylaws, to increase the maximum tax requisition amounts available, were adopted:

  • Electoral Area C and Village of Pemberton Cemetery Financial Contribution Service Conversion and Establishing Bylaw No. 1559-2018
  • Gun Lake Fire Protection Contribution Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 559, 1994, Amendment Bylaw No. 1604-2018

The Bralorne Sewer System Local Service Conversion and Establishment Bylaw No. 585, 1995, Amendment Bylaw No. 1614-2019, to increase the maximum tax requisition amount to allow for the borrowing of $300,000 from the Municipal Finance Authority for the purpose of completing the construction of the new Bralorne wastewater treatment system, was introduced and read a first, second and third time, and forwarded to the Inspector of Municipalities for approval. Upon receipt of such approval, the SLRD will undertake an Alternative Approval Process to seek authorization from the electorate regarding the borrowing of the $300,000 loan. $20,000 per year from 2019 through to 2023 will be transferred to the Bralorne Sewer Service cost centre from the Area A Northern Area BC Hydro (PILT) Funds Reserves for the purposes of assisting in repaying the loan.

The following Service Establishment Amendment Bylaws were introduced and read a first, second and third time, to increase the maximum tax requisition amounts available: 

  • Lillooet and District Recreational, Education, and Cultural Centre Contribution Local Service Conversion and Establishment Bylaw No. 560, 1994, Amendment Bylaw No. 1615-2019
  • Bralorne Television Repeater System Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 516, 1993, Amendment Bylaw No. 1616-2019
  • D’Arcy Water System Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1019-2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 1617- 2019
  • Furry Creek Solid Waste Disposal Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 530, 1993, Amendment Bylaw No. 1618-2019
  • Furry Creek Sewer Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 532, 1993, Amendment Bylaw No. 1619- 2019
  • Furry Creek Water Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 531, 1993, Amendment Bylaw No. 1620- 2019
  • Lillooet & Area Refuse Disposal Local Service Conversion and Establishment Bylaw No. 508, 1993, Amendment Bylaw No. 1621-2019
  • Whitecap Development Bear Creek Flood Mitigation Service Establishment Bylaw No. 719- 2001, Amendment Bylaw No. 1622-2019

The following bylaws were read a second time and a public meeting will be held March 14 at 7:00 PM at the Britannia Mine Museum in Britannia Beach to address the proposed application changes by the Britannia Beach Oceanfront Developments Corporation pertaining to their rezoning application for a new development on land located at the entry to Britannia Beach North at Copper Drive and Highway 99:

  • Electoral Area D Official Community Plan Bylaw No.1135-2013, Amendment Bylaw No. 1555-2018
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1556-2018

The following bylaws to incorporate the Agricultural Land Commission changes regarding cannabis production in Electoral Areas C and D were introduced, read a first and second time, and the public hearings waived:

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 1612-2019
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1613-2019

Temporary Use Permit #57 Arts and Adventure Market & Commercial Filming, Britannia Beach South (Area D)

Temporary Use Permit #57 (“TUP 57”) was approved to Tiger Bay Development Corporation, Inc. for a three year term (beginning upon the completion of certain pre-conditions) to allow for the following temporary uses:

a. to allow for an arts and adventure market on of TUP 57 on Lot A District Lots 1583, 2001 and 7034, Plan 21576, except part dedicated road on Plan BCP28651; and

b. to allow for film production and staging areas that provide locations for filming, production vehicle parking and film production equipment storage in the area as shown on Schedule B to TUP 57 on specified locations.

SLRD Micro Cannabis Production Policy No. 13-2019

The Micro Cannabis Production Policy Board No. 13- 2019, was approved. This Policy provides for a clear and consistent approach for proponents and decision makers when considering zoning amendment applications for micro cannabis production.

Electoral Area B Agricultural Advisory Committee

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

  • Rolf de Bruin
  • Sue Senger
  • Lucy Jones
  • Matt Davidson
  • Mandi Rogers
  • Robert Meredith
  • Stefan Zeidler
  • Jacquie Rassmussen
  • Sam Quinlan

Electoral Area C Agricultural Advisory Committee

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

  • Niki Vankerk
  • Geoff McLeod
  • Simon Isaac
  • Roxanna Kuurne
  • Chad Gilmore
  • Randy Lincks
  • Lea Ronayne

Residual Waste Management Working Group

The SLRD approved Terms of Reference for the Residual Waste Management Working Group (RWMWG) and appointed SLRD Director of Utilities and Environmental Services and the Resource Recovery Coordinator as the two (2) SLRD positions for the RWMWG.

GRANTS IN AID

The following was granted from Area B Select Funds:

  • $3,000 to the Miyazaki House Society towards the cost of putting on the Miyazaki House summer music concerts in Lillooet.

The following were granted from Area C Select Funds:

  • $4,000 to the Pemberton Arts Council to help fund the position of an Executive Director for the organization to assist with communication, promotion and oversee the marketing of the organization.
  • $4,000 to the Pemberton and District Chamber to continue to provide Pemberton Visitor Centre staffing and Chamber services for 2019.
  • $2,500 to the Rotary Club of Pemberton & the Lions Club of Pemberton for a gold sponsorship of the 19th Pemberton Barn Dance fundraising event to be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
  • $1,000 to the Pemberton Animal Wellbeing Society (PAWS) for emergency medical assistance for animals in need.
  • $1,000 to support Whistler Animal Galore’s (WAG) efforts and to cover WAG’s costs for rescuing and providing animal welfare services within Electoral Area C.
  • $120 to the Pemberton Lions Club (PLC) for the entrance fee (1 team of 4 players) for the PLC's 5th annual curling bonspiel held on March 2, 2019 at the Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club.

The following were granted from Area D Select Funds:

  • $1,000 to support WAG’s efforts and to cover WAG’s costs for rescuing and providing animal welfare services within Electoral Area D.
  • $500 to the Ring Creek Community Association towards their start-up costs as a new non-profit society. 
  • $500 towards a staff appreciation lunch.
  • $332.55 to the Furry Creek Community Association to pay for a Canada flag and a British Columbia flag to replace the current worn flags at the public viewing platform at the mouth of Furry Creek.
Media Contact: 

Patricia Westerholm
Communications Coordinator
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Phone: 604.894.6371 x239
Email: pwesterholm@slrd.bc.ca

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