May 2018: Regional District Update

Jun 14, 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: I am very excited to report that P’egp’íg’lha Council (T’ít’q’et), District of Lillooet and the SLRD have signed a protocol agreement for communication and cooperation. The SLRD has been focused on building relationships with the First Nations communities where we operate and this is a big step. Thanks to the P’egp’íg’lha Council for their partnership and leadership. We continue to work toward stronger relationships in the region. 

Many of you have heard there is a fire burning near Anderson Lake. It is not currently a direct threat to any communities, but it is a reminder to be careful. A voice from my childhood reminds me of Smoky the Bear... "only you can prevent forest fires". Thanks for your love for this place!
 


Protocol Agreement for Communication and Cooperation Signing Ceremony

Officials from the District of Lillooet, P’egp’íg’lha Council (T’ít’q’et) and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District signed a Protocol Agreement for Communication and Cooperation on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Protocol Agreement provides a framework to establish stronger relationships between the parties through improved communication and enhanced collaboration. Read the news release.

Pemberton and District (Area C) Recreation Service

The SLRD and the Village of Pemberton will pursue a transfer of the management of the Pemberton & District (Area C) Recreation Service from the SLRD to the Village via a management agreement. Read the news release

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District 50th Anniversary

Activities commemorating the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District’s 50th anniversary will consist of:

  • Expanding the SLRD Christmas Party to incorporate a 50th anniversary celebration in December 2018; 
  • A Time Capsule; 
  • A “newspaper” type document with including stories from past and present SLRD Board Directors and Staff;
  • The creation of reusable bags for distribution to former and current SLRD Board Directors, Staff and to the public at SLRD events.

Appointment of Chief Election Officer and Deputy Chief Election Officer

The SLRD appointed Kristen Clark as Chief Election Officer and Allison Macdonald as Deputy Chief Election Officer for conducting the 2018 General Election on October 20, 2018.

Bylaws

The following bylaws were adopted:

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Pemberton and District Transfer Station Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1567-2018 in the amount of $1,375,000 for the construction of a new transfer station in the Pemberton Industrial Park. 
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Election, Assent and Mail Ballot Voting Bylaw No. 1581-2018 to provide for rules with respect to SLRD General Elections and allow for mail-in ballots for:
    • persons with a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; and 
    • persons who expect to be absent from the SLRD on general voting day/advance voting opportunities.

The following zoning bylaws, prohibiting cannabis retail in all zones in the SLRD were adopted:

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1544-2017 (Area A)
  • 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

The following bylaws were read a second time and a public hearing will be scheduled (June 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Britannia Beach Community Hall), pertaining to the rezoning application made by the Britannia Beach Oceanfront Developments Corporation: 

  • 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 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area A Noise, Nuisance and Disturbance Control Service Establishing Bylaw No. 1583-2018, to  facilitate the inclusion of Electoral Area A in Squamish- Lillooet Regional District Wildlife Attractant Bylaw No. 1551-2018, enabling the SLRD to mitigate issues around wildlife attractants, was introduced and read a first, second and third time, and forwarded to the Inspector of Municipalities for approval.

Temporary Use Permit - Temporary Sales Building, Britannia Beach

The SLRD approved Temporary Use Permit #60 to Britannia Oceanfront Developments Corporation for a term expiring on December 31, 2019 in order to allow for a sales and discovery building on the proposed development site.

Britannia Beach Debris Flood Mitigation Project Cost Recovery Options

The SLRD will look at options regarding cost-splitting between Britannia Oceanfront Developments Corporation and current Britannia Beach residents, as well as building up a reserve fund in regards to the ongoing maintenance and operations of the proposed Debris Flood Mitigation Structure on Britannia Creek.

District of Squamish Regional Context Statement 

The SLRD accepted the District of Squamish Regional Context Statement. Regional Context Statements set out the relationship between the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) and member municipalities’ Official Community Plans - as such they are the main implementation tool of the RGS.

Pemberton Valley Beerworks (Area C) - Lounge Endorsement - LCLB Application 

The SLRD recommended to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) that the SLRD supports a lounge application by Pemberton Valley Beerworks as follows:

  • Regular Operating Hours - Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm.
  • Regular Operating Hours - Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm.
  • Operating Hours for Special Events held outside the Regular Operating Hours (as noted above) shall be 11 am to 11 pm.
  • Seating - A maximum of 55 seats indoors and 55 seats outdoors for the lounge.

Catiline Creek Debris Flow Hazard Mitigation Project at Lillooet Lake Estates

The SLRD will continue to support funding applications in support of a service establishment, support and apply for land tenures and Dike Maintenance Act approvals, seek a funding commitment or agreement in principle from the Province for the Forest Service Road Bridge, and investigate with Lillooet Lake Estates the possibility of undertaking the proposed mitigation structure on Catiline Creek in phases, and/or downscaling the mitigation structure

Pemberton Area Economic Development Collaborative

The SLRD continues to participate in the Pemberton Area Economic Development Collaborative process and approved the Pemberton Area Economic Development Collaborative March 2018 Terms of Reference.

Wildfires Communications

A letter will be sent to Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson regarding the Province’s lack of communication with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District concerning wildfires in the SLRD.

2020 Biodiversity Goals and Targets for Canada

A resolution was sent to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) that UBCM request the Province set aside dedicated funding for the purposes of system expansion, ecological monitoring and research, and management planning to meet quantitative and qualitative measures as set out in Target 1 of the 2020 Biodiversity Goals and Targets for Canada.

Proposed Addition to Reserve - Squamish, Cheakamus Indian Reserve No. 11

A letter of support was provided to Indigenous Services Canada regarding the Proposed Addition to Reserve - Squamish, Cheakamus Indian Reserve No. 11.

National Missing Children’s Month

The SLRD proclaimed May as Missing Children’s Month and May 25th as Missing Children's Day in the SLRD.

Green River Clean Up Update

A letter will be sent to the Pemberton Wildlife Association to acknowledge and thank them for organizing the Green River Clean Up on April 29, 2018.

Grants in Aid

The following was granted from the Pemberton & District Community Fund:

  • $2,000 was allocated for traffic control costs on January 1, 2018 for the Canada Day Parade in Pemberton.

The following were granted from Area A Select Funds:

  • $1,500 to the Bridge River Valley Community Association to cover basic administrative and operational costs of Pitch-In-Week 2018 in the Bridge River Valley.
  • $4,500 to the Bridge River Valley Community Association on behalf of the Bralorne Community Advisory Committee for Bralorne Ball Diamond Facility upgrades.

The following was granted from Area B BC Hydro (PILT) Funds:

• $25,000 to the Lillooet Agriculture & Food Society to help deliver their 2018/19 Operational Plan.

The following were granted from Area B Select Funds:

  • $224 to the Pavilion Lake Residents & Property Owners Association towards the purchase of signage and handout materials for their FireSmart program.
  • $1,500 for the purchase, and $2,500 for insurance and costs related to the transfer/purchase of a 1999 Chevrolet 3500 Express Van for the Seton Volunteer Fire Society.
  • $10,000 to the Lillooet Learning Communities Society, on behalf of the Lillooet Restorative Justice Program to assist with public outreach, upgrading facilitation skills, training new facilitators, building steering committee capacity and upgrading an office computer to run their restorative justice program.

The following were granted from Area C Amenity Funds:

  • $14,000 to purchase and install 8 fire hose storage boxes for the Devine and D'Arcy communities.
  • $44,608 to the Pemberton Meadows Fire Association for 2018 operating and capital expenditures.

The following were granted from Area C Select Funds:

  • $500 towards the continuation of the Wellness Bursary, formerly called the Winds of Change Bursary, matching the Village of Pemberton and the Líl’wat Nation’s contributions.
  • $1,000 to Líl’wat Nation towards cost for their Annual May Day Rodeo & Pow-Wow in Mount Currie.
  • $2,500 to Tourism Pemberton, on behalf of Slow Food Cycle Sunday, for a 2018 Slow Food Cycle Sunday Gold Sponsorship.
  • $3,000 to Pemberton Young Life (PYL) to help support the PYL youth programs.

The following were granted from Area D Amenity Funds:

  • $21,000 for park trail upgrades in Britannia Beach.

 

Media Contact: 

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

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