March 2018: Regional District Update

Apr 10, 2018
All Areas

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

Note from Chair Crompton: Spring is springing! With melting snow comes some public garbage so we will be celebrating "Pitch In Week". Please join us in cleaning up your corner of the region. Thank you for your care for this place. If you have questions or comments please contact me on 1-604-902-8747.


2018 Budgets

The Board has approved the SLRD 2018 - 2022 Financial Plan including operational and capital budgets via Squamish-Lillooet Regional District 2018 - 2022 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1576-2018.

Pitch-In Week: April 22-29, 2018 Clean Up Challenge

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board issued a Proclamation to name April 22 - 29, 2018 as Pitch-In Week across the Regional District and the SLRD will issue a clean-up challenge to the SLRD Member Municipalities for a lunch time 20-minute garbage pickup blitz on a day during Pitch-in Week.

Northern St'át'imc Relationship Building

The Protocol Agreement for Communication and Cooperation was ratified.

Electoral Area B Agricultural Advisory Committee

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

Sam Quinlan Stefan Zeidler
Mandi Rogers Sue Senger
Matthew Davidson Lucy Jones
Jacquie Rassmusen Joanne McMannus
Robert Meredith Rolf de Bruin

BYLAWS 

The following bylaws were adopted:

  • Bralorne Fire Protection Financial Contribution Service Establishing Bylaw No. 1558-2018 to convert the Bralorne Fire Protection Specified Area to a service operated under an establishing bylaw and to amend the service to become a financial contribution service only.
  • Walkerville Dyking Local Service Establishment Bylaw No. 650, 1997, Amendment Bylaw No. 1564- 2018 to increase the maximum available annual requisition limitation by 25%.
  • Pemberton Valley Recreational Trails Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1035-2006, Amendment Bylaw No. 1565-2018 to increase the maximum available annual requisition limitation by 25%.
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Fire Services Administration Bylaw No. 1561-2018 to establish operational criteria and administrative parameters for SLRD fire departments.

The following bylaws were adopted to increase the maximum available parcel tax amount to meet the cost of works and services within the local service areas: 

  • D’Arcy Street Lighting Local Service Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 1569-2018
  • D’Arcy Devine Refuse Local Service Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 1570-2018
  • D’Arcy Water System Local Service Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 1571-2018
  • Bralorne Sewer System Local Service Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 1572-2018
  • Devine Water Specified Area Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 1573-2018
  • Pinecrest Water Supply and Distribution Service Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 1574-2018
  • Pinecrest Wastewater Collection and Treatment Service Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 1575-2018
  • Gold Bridge Water Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1481-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1577-2018 to amend the rates charged for water services to meet increased operational and maintenance costs of the system.

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Heritage Conservation Service Establishing Bylaw No. 1557-2018 to establish a heritage service in Area D. A Community Heritage Register that identifies real property that is considered by the SLRD to be heritage property was also established, with various buildings in Britannia Beach being included in the registry.

Electoral Area D Official Community Plan Bylaw No.1135-2013, Amendment Bylaw No. 1555-2018 and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1556-2018 were introduced, read a first time and sent for referrals to appropriate provincial agencies with respect to Britannia Oceanfront Developments Corporation’s rezoning application in Britannia Beach.

The Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1562-2018 (RGS Review - First Reading) was deferred to the April 19, 2018 SLRD Committee of the Whole meeting.

Fire Protection Services

A letter will be sent to the Minister responsible for the Office of the Fire Commissioner, setting out the SLRD’s concerns with the implementation of the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner Fire Service Minimum Training Standards – Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook in small and rural communities in the SLRD.

Emergency Management BC - Funding for Road Rescue Services

The SLRD will provide comments to Firewise Consulting regarding the SLRD’s position that Emergency Management BC should compensate regional district fire departments that respond to road rescue calls on provincial highways that are located within the fire department’s local fire protection service area.

GRANTS IN AID

Wayfinding Signage and E-Commerce Marketing Project (Bridge River Valley Community)

A resolution of support for Bridge River Valley Community Association’s application for its Wayfinding Signage and E-Commerce Marketing project to Northern Development Initiative Trust for a grant of up to $18,277.50 with matching funds from Area A of up to $18,277.50 was granted, if the grant application is successful.

The following was granted from Area A Select Funds:

  • $3,069.53 to the Bridge River Valley Community Association - Bralorne Community Advisory Committee for new bleachers at the Bralorne Ball Diamond.

The following were granted from Area B Select Funds:

  • $3,000 to the Miyazaki House Society towards paying for musicians at the Miyazaki House Summer Music Program in Lillooet.
  • $5,000 to the Lillooet Royal Canadian Legion for the replacement of the HVAC system.

The following were granted from Area C Amenity Funds:

  • $10,000 to the Pemberton & District Public Library for assistance in 2018 operational costs.
  • $35,000 to the Pemberton & District Public Library for repainting and recarpeting as part of the redesign of the main library.

The following were granted from Area C Select Funds:

  • $2,000 to Pemberton Secondary School’s senior boys and senior girls basketball teams to go towards the teams’ costs of attending the 4-day provincial tournament held in the Lower Mainland
  • $10,000 to Tourism Pemberton Destination Marketing Association Board of Directors to pay for a part time coordinator to continue to include joint marketing initiatives with neighbouring destination marketing organizations in Whistler and Squamish as well as opportunities to market Tourism in SLRD Electoral Areas A, B and C.

The following was granted from Area D Amenity Funds:

  • Up to $20,000 was allocated for the Britannia Beach Fire Department training area site improvements, including a six-foot chain link fence with gates, lighting and a water standpipe.

The following were granted from Area D Select Funds:

  • $2,000 to Howe Sound Secondary School for the 2018 SLRD Area D Bursary.
  • $332.55 to the Furry Creek Community Association for the purchase of a Canadian and a British Columbia flag to be placed on the deck at the Spit in Furry Creek.
Media Contact: 

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

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