NOTICE OF WAIVING OF PUBLIC HEARING: Electoral Area A

Nov 29, 2018
Affected Communities: 
Electoral Area A

Gun Lake Communications Site Zoning Amendment Application

Pursuant to Section 464 of the Local Government Act this is to provide notice of intent of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District to amend Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999 in a manner consistent with the Upper Bridge River Valley Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 608, 1996.

Public Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 467 of the Local Government Act that a Public Hearing will be waived regarding the following bylaw:

  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1602-2018

PURPOSE OF BYLAW 1532-2017:
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District received a zoning amendment application for a private communications site on an unsurveyed parcel of Crown land in the Gun Lake vicinity to allow for a private communications tower in association with Boralex’s existing Jamie Creek independent power project. The proponent also submitted a similar zoning amendment application for a communications site on Mt. Penrose; the amendment bylaw was adopted by the SLRD Board in November 2017.

The application states: The current satellite communication system being unreliable, the proposed Project aims to install a point-to-point microwave communication link between the proposed site on Gun Lake Road S (with Telus service), Mt. Penrose and the Jamie Creek hydroelectric plant to ensure personnel safety and reliable monitoring and operation of the plant. The communication equipment will include a steel box of 0.6 m x 0.9 m x 1.2 m high installed on a concrete pad. The radio will be installed inside a 0.3 m diameter radome mounted on a monopole antenna, fixed to a concrete base, with a total height of 4.5 m (15 ft) and dimensions from 0.3 m x 0.3 m at the base to 0.1 m x 0.1 m at the top. Two solar panels of 0.4 m x 0.6 m will be installed on the monopole antenna. The total application area is 361 metres square including:

  • 1.75 m2 for the steel box and the pole
  • 2 m2 for the underground services between the steel box and the nearest BC Hydro/Telus pole
  • 5 m2 for road protection (concrete blocks)
  • 352.25 m2 remaining area for vegetation control

Any SLRD zoning amendment will be contingent on the applicant receiving a Licence of Occupation Tenure for the private communications site.

Proposed Zoning Amendment

  • To allow for a private communications site/equipment on an unsurveyed parcel of Crown land in the vicinity of Gun Lake (Gun Lake S Road, 80m south-east of junction with Hess Road) to support the existing Jamie Creek Hydroelectric Facility and Mt. Penrose Communications Site.

Amendment Bylaw 1602-2018 would add private communications site/equipment as a permitted use for the specific portion of unsurveyed Crown land on the Gun Lake S. Road, based on legal description (an unsurveyed parcel of Crown Land in the vicinity of Gun Lake, containing 362m2, more or less, located at 50°49'58.66"N 122°53'38.40"W (latitude/longitude) on Gun Lake S Road, 80m south-east of junction with Hess Road). The proposed amendments do not affect overall density, floor area, siting requirements or parcel coverage. The amendments are consistent with the Upper Bridge River Valley Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 608, 1996. The area covered by Bylaw 1602-2018 is an unsurveyed parcel of Crown Land located on Gun Lake S. Road, as outlined on the map included in this notice.

INFORMATION & SUBMISSIONS?
A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at the Regional District office, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC, during office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm from December 10, 2018 to January 30, 2019 not including weekends and statutory holidays. To learn more, check out the current projects page

A copy of the Board resolution waiving the public hearing is available for public inspection along with a copy of Bylaw 1602-2018 as set out in this notice. Third reading of Amendment Bylaw No. 1602-2018 is scheduled for January 30, 2019. All persons who believe that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw.

Kristen Clark, Director of Legislative and Corporate Services
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Box 219, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
www.slrd.bc.ca
P: 604-894-6371 TF: 1-800-298-7753
F: 604-894-6526 E: info@slrd.bc.ca

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