NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1742-2022
Public Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act that a virtual Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 regarding the following bylaw:
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 1742-2022
The public hearing is to be chaired by Electoral Area C Director Russell Mack as a delegate of the SLRD Regional Board.
When: Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 at 5:30 P.M.
Where: Electronically via Zoom (see meeting details below).
PURPOSE OF BYLAW 1742-2022:
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is in the process of updating all the Electoral Area bylaws to reflect recent changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act (ALCA) and ALR Regulations. In addition to these updates to agricultural provisions within the Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002, staff are proposing a number of additional amendments to update areas of the bylaw that are considered outdated or areas where rewording is required for ease of interpretation and implementation.
Proposed Zoning Amendment
The following key amendments are proposed to Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 765, 2002:
- Agricultural changes including amendments to agricultural cannabis production and cannabis retail, as well as changes to regulations around residential uses of ALR land. These amendments are important at a minimum to create consistency with the uses allowed in the Agricultural Land Commission Act.
- Changes are proposed to clarify and create consistency around the calculation of gross floor area. These changes propose to create a separate list of inclusions and exclusions for principal buildings and auxiliary buildings.
- Amendments to definitions around camping, including campground, camping unit, and recreational vehicle are intended in part to clarify the difference between forms of temporary accommodation and permanent dwellings.
- A number of changes are proposed to height regulations since many zones do not currently have their own height regulation. Where height regulations do exist within the current bylaw, they largely apply to all buildings within a zone. Updates will distinguish between different types of buildings permitted within a particular zone (single family dwellings, duplexes, accessory buildings, farm buildings, etc.). The updates also aim to create consistency between similar building types across different zones where it makes sense to do so.
- Other minor amendments include changes and additions to definitions and additional uses added as uses permitted in all zones.
While the area covered by Bylaw 1742-2022 is the entire Electoral Area C of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, most of these changes are more specific to the CD1 (WedgeWoods) zone and agricultural properties.
All persons who believe that their interests are affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw at the public hearing. All persons can 1) submit written comments; and/or make oral representations LIVE via online video or phone conferencing (your image may be broadcast to the Board or the public if your video camera is turned on).
1. Submit Written Comments to the Board:
Written submissions must be addressed to “SLRD Board of Directors,” and include your name and mailing address. Until 4:30pm on March 29 2023, written submissions will be received at the following:
- Email: email@example.com
- Hard Copy: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, Planning Department, PO Box 219, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
Written submissions will also be accepted on March 29, 2023 between 4:30pm and the time when the motion to close the Public Hearing is made. During this timeframe, written comments must be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Participate LIVE via Online Video or Phone Conferencing:
The live Public Hearing will take place March 29, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. via online video and phone conferencing. The Public Hearing will be conducted using Zoom and can be accessed via either online video or phone conferencing. No registration is required.
Access Public Hearing by online video:
- Direct Link: https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/67392248832
- Or go to: https://zoom.us/join and enter the following Webinar ID: 673 9224 8832
Access Public Hearing by phone conferencing:
+1 778 907 2071 and enter the following Webinar ID when prompted: 673 9224 8832
- International numbers available at: https://ca01web.zoom.us/u/gAFyVmEVM
You can also obtain this information by calling the Planning Department three days before the Public Hearing at 604-894-6371.
Instructions for Participating via Zoom Online Video or Phone Conferencing:
Online video: It is possible to access the Public Hearing on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Your camera will not be available, but your microphone will need to be enabled. To indicate that you wish to make an oral representation, click on the ‘raise a hand’ feature. The moderator will allow each person to speak in turn. When it is your turn to speak, your microphone will be unmuted and you will be asked to provide your name and address for the public record. Please be patient as there may be others in the queue before you.
Phone conferencing: To access the Public Hearing by phone, use the phone number above along with the meeting ID and password from the website as prompted. To indicate that you wish to make an oral representation, use the ‘raise hand’ feature by dialing [*9]. When it is your turn to speak, the meeting moderator will announce the last three digits of your phone number, and your line will be unmuted. You will be asked to provide your name and address for the public record. Please be patient as there may be others in the queue before you.
Note: After the conclusion of this Public Hearing, the SLRD Board cannot receive representations from the public on the proposed Bylaw.
INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS
Links to the recent staff report and the project webpage are as follows:
- February 22, 2023 Staff Report (includes most recent revised amendment bylaw)
- Project Webpage (containing other relevant documents, including all staff reports and previous versions of the amendment bylaw)
A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may also be inspected at the Regional District office, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC, during office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm from March 13 to March 29, 2023 not including weekends and statutory holidays.