Here is a summary of decisions made at the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board and Committee meetings in June 2017. (Download the PDF here).
Note from Chair Crompton: The Board has decided that we need to be in the communities we serve more often. With that in mind, we had our June meeting in Seton-Tsal’alh and will be having our October meeting in Britannia Beach. When "on the road" we will have town hall meetings, so come out when we are in your area! Summer always moves too fast for me so while I can still say it... "enjoy your summer!" If you have questions or comments, I am on 1-604-902-8747.
Fall SLRD Board Meetings
- The SLRD will hold a Board meeting and Committee of the Whole meeting in Electoral Area D in the fall of 2017.
- The SLRD Board resolved not to support the renewal of the Whistler IRONMAN Canada for another 3-year term in its present route through Pemberton and Pemberton Meadows Road, due to unresolved public safety concerns on the Pemberton Meadows Road.
Seton Valley Integrated Landslide Risk Assessment
- Funding has been received from Emergency Management BC and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada on behalf of the SLRD and the Tsal’alh First Nation to undertake an Integrated Landslide Risk Assessment for the Seton Valley bottom (Whitecap Creek and Bear/Pete’s Creek). A Request for Proposals for this project will be issued in July.
National Disaster Mitigation Program SLRD-wide Flood and Geotechnical Risk Assessment
- The SLRD Board supported an application by the SLRD to the National Disaster Mitigation Program for a grant to conduct a SLRD-wide flood and geotechnical risk assessment.
Purchase of 400 Hawkes Avenue (Bralorne)
- The SLRD purchased 400 Hawkes Avenue, Bralorne, the Bralorne-Pioneer Museum site on June 29, 2017 for $45,000. A planning process for a proposed future community park to be located on the property will be undertaken.
Provincial Assistance Regarding Illegal Dumping
- A meeting with the Province will be requested during the 2017 UBCM Annual Convention requesting that the provincial government initiate and establish a province wide action plan, such as a public awareness campaign, regarding illegal dumping to communicate, educate and persuade.
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Referral - BC Timber Sales Replacement Forest Stewardship Plan - Sea to Sky Natural Resource District
- Review comments were forwarded to BC Timber Sales and the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regarding the BC Timber Sales Replacement Forest Stewardship Plan – Sea to Sky Natural Resource District.
Boultbee Memorial Church, Bralorne
- The Boultbee Memorial Church will be added to the SLRD’s Community Parks function and a 20-year long-term management plan will be contracted out to the Bridge River Valley Community Association.
Britannia Oceanfront Developments Corporation - Rezoning and OCP Amendment
- Permission was granted to proceed with the review of the zoning and Official Community Plan amendments being proposed by Britannia Oceanfront Developments Corporation for their property at Copper Drive at Highway 99 in Britannia Beach.
Temporary Use Permit #53 Work Camp – LandSea Camps, Britannia Beach South (Area D)
- The SLRD rejected the application for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP #53) for a work camp in Britannia Beach South (Area D) by LandSea Camp Services on behalf of the Taicheng Development Corporation. The Board invited FortisBC and Woodfibre LNG to submit an application for permanent purpose-built rental housing.
- Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1514-2017 (Growth Management Text Amendments)
The Board gave first and second reading of the SLRD Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1062, 2008 Amendment Bylaw No. 1514-2017 and adopted the Consultation Plan regarding this bylaw.
- Pemberton and District Recreation Services Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 1530-2017
The SLRD Pemberton and District Recreation Services Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 1530-2017 was amended to implement new rates effective September 1, 2017.
Riverside Wetlands/Ském’em Community Park Management Plan
- The Riverside Wetlands/Ském’em Community Park Management Plan was adopted by the SLRD Board. A Crown land application will be submitted to the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for additional lands for a community park next to the current Riverside Wetlands.
2016 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Public Report
- The 2016 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Public Report for the SLRD was received by the Board.
Healthy Community Partnership
- The SLRD agreed to enter into a Healthy Communities Partnership Agreement with Vancouver Coastal Health, and be a participant in the Sea to Sky Congress. Recreation Service Delivery (Pemberton) SLRD and Village of Pemberton staff will review options for recreation service delivery in the Pemberton Valley, with the Village of Pemberton taking the lead in such review.
Recreation Service Delivery (Pemberton)
- SLRD and Village of Pemberton staff will review options for recreation service delivery in the Pemberton Valley, with the Village of Pemberton taking the lead in such review.
Resolutions/Letters of Support
- Impacts of Increased Tourism in the Area: The SLRD and the Village of Pemberton to send a joint letter to the Province requesting that Provincial investment in tourism infrastructure be commensurate with Provincial investment in tourism marketing.
- Telus Service to Small Communities: A letter to be sent to Telus requesting a meeting regarding recent significant landline outages in communities such as D'Arcy, the extended length of time for reinstating service to such communities, and the corresponding safety issue given that such communities do not have access to cell phone coverage.
- Rail Crossing Seton/Shalalth: A letter to be sent to Canadian National Railway (CN) to advise of safety concerns at the rail crossing at the north entrance of Seton Portage/Shalalth and to request that CN undertake repairs/maintenance to alleviate such safety concerns.
Grants in Aid
- The following was granted from General Government funds:
- $250 to the Pemberton Refugee Resettlement Group for their fundraising event held on June 20, 2017 (UN World Refugee Day)
- The following was granted from the Pemberton and District Community Fund (Electoral Area C and the Village of Pemberton):
- Continued free use of the Youth/Seniors Recreation Centre was granted for the remainder of 2017 for similar programming space that is currently in use for each organization.
- $930 to Boomerang Bags Pemberton to fund monthly meeting space at the Pemberton and District Community Centre to cut and sew Boomerang bags.
- $1,700 to the Pemberton Stewardship Society for the use of the community kitchen at the Pemberton Community Centre to process crabapples.
- $102 to Pemberton Grad 2017 for rental fees for the use of the sound system owned by the Pemberton Recreation Services for their Pemberton prom event.
- The following was granted from Area A Select Funds:
- $1,500 to the Gold Bridge Community Club towards the purchase of a new treadmill and elliptical machine for the Gold Bridge Community Club's community gym.
- $1,800 to the Gun Lake Ratepayers Association towards the costs of producing a map for the information kiosk at Gun Lake.
- $500 to the Bridge River Valley Community Association towards an enhanced Canada Day event for Canada's 150th Celebration.
- The following was granted from Area B Select Funds:
- $5,000 to the T’it’q’et Economic Development Authority for the T’it’q’et Community Food Security Program so that they can provide cold and dry food storage for the Lillooet and T’it’q’et Communities.
- The following was granted from Area C Select Funds:
- $1,000 to the Lil'wat Nation as sponsorship funding towards the Lil'wat Nation Rodeo & Pow-wow held May 20, 21 and 22, 2017.
- $9,000 to the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council for its ongoing Invasive Species Management Program for 2017.
- $803 to Signal Hill Elementary School [Grades 1/2 classes] to purchase 2 Buddy Benches.
- $1,000 to the N'Quatqua for a Silver Sponsorship in N’Quatqua’s 1st annual Golf Tournament "Youth Outdoor Rink Fundraiser" held on June 23, 2017 at the Meadows at Pemberton. The 8 golfing passes that were associated with the Silver Sponsorship were contributed back to the N’Quatqua to distribute to youth volunteers.
- The following was granted from Area D Select Funds:
- $12,000 to the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council for its ongoing Invasive Species Management Program for 2017.
- $1,500 to the Howe Sound Secondary School for a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating student residing in Electoral Area D for postsecondary expenses.
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