Notice of Public Hearing Electoral Area D - Whistler Olympic Park Seasonal Campground

Aug 11, 2020
Affected Communities: 
Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler

Public notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act that a virtual Public Hearing will be held to consider the following Bylaw:

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016, Amendment Bylaw No. 1673-2020

This Public Hearing will be held electronically pursuant to Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3 (Ministerial Order M192/2020).

Details on how to access the Public Hearing via Zoom and phone conferencing will be posted to this notice page three days prior to the Public Hearing. 

Purpose of Bylaw No. 1673-2020

The SLRD received a zoning amendment application for 5 Callaghan Valley Road in the Callaghan Valley (Whistler Olympic Park). The Crown land tenure area is currently zoned Backcountry Commercial 3 (Whistler Olympic Park) (BC3) in Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016.  The proposed zoning amendment is to allow for seasonal campground use (May 15 – October 31 annually) with 26 tent sites and 20 RV sites as a permitted use on the land. The proposed locations for campground use within the tenure area are shown on the map below.

Subject Lands

The lands that are the subject of the proposed Bylaw are shown outlined in black and filled with a diagonal hatch and identified as “subject lands” on the map below. 

When & Where

  • The Public Hearing will be held electronically at 7pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Log-in details will be posted to this notice page three days prior to the Public Hearing. You may also call the Planning Department three days prior to the Public Hearing at 604.894.6371 to get the log-in information. 

Inspection of Documents

A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected at www.slrd.bc.ca/ZABWOP. Inspection of documents at the Regional District office is not possible at this time as the office is closed to the public due to COVID-19. The public hearing is to be chaired by Electoral Area D Director Tony Rainbow as a delegate of the SLRD Regional Board.

A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of Bylaw 1673-2020 as set out in this notice at www.slrd.bc.ca/ZABWOP

All persons who believe that their interest in the property is 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 electronic Public Hearing. Persons unable to attend the hearing are invited to forward written submissions to the SLRD office in advance of the public hearing date. Details on public participation are outlined below.

Public Participation

All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard 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 will not be broadcast to Board members or the public).

Submit Written Comments to the Board

Written comments must be addressed to “SLRD Board of Directors,” and include your name and mailing address. Until 5:00pm on August 11, 2020, written submissions will be received at the following:

Email: planning@slrd.bc.ca
Fax: 604-894-6526
Hard Copy:
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
PO Box 219
Pemberton, BC
V0N 2L0

Written submissions will also be accepted on August 11, 2020 between 5:00pm and the time when the motion to close the Public Hearing is made. During this timeframe, written comments must be submitted by email to: ghaywood@slrd.bc.ca

All submissions form part of the Public Hearing record and will be added to the Public Hearing Package as they are received. The Public Hearing Package will be available at: www.slrd.bc.ca/ZABWOP.

Participate LIVE via Online Video or Phone Conferencing

The live Public Hearing will take place on August 11, 2020 at 7:00pm via online video and phone conferencing. If you wish to make oral representations on the proposed Bylaw by online video or by phone, please use the Public Hearing web link or one of the phone numbers (including meeting ID and password). The Public Hearing will be conducted using Zoom and can be accessed via either online video or phone conferencing.

The web link for the Public Hearing online video option will be posted at www.slrd.bc.ca/ZABWOP and on this notice page three days before the Public Hearing.

The phone number to access the Public Hearing phone conferencing option is as follows:

+1 778 907 2071

The meeting ID and password for the phone conferencing option will be posted at www.slrd.bc.ca/ZABWOP and on this notice page three days before the Public Hearing. 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.

After the conclusion of this Public Hearing, the SLRD Board cannot receive representations from the public on the proposed Bylaw.

 

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