Zoning Amendment Application - Mt Penrose Communications Tower

Nov 22, 2017
Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Communities
  • Electoral Area A

The SLRD received a zoning amendment application for a proposed private communications tower on an unsurveyed parcel of Crown land on Mt. Penrose (adjacent to Gun Lake - see Location Site Plan below). The current RR2 zoning does not include private communications tower as a permitted use. Further, as the proposed communications tower is not located on the same parcel as the Jamie Creek Hydroelectric Facility (located ~ 10kms from Jamie Creek IPP - across Downtown Lake and up Mt. Penrose), it cannot be considered an accessory use to the IPP. Thus, a zoning amendment is required to support this use. 

Location Site Plan

Current Status

The SLRD Board gave third reading and adopted Amendment Bylaw No. 1532-2017 at the November 22, 2017 Board meeting. 

A proponent-hosted public information meeting was held at the Gold Bridge Community Centre on September 13, 2017. At the September 20, 2017 Board meeting the SLRD Board resolved that:

THAT Bylaw 1532-2017, cited as “Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1532-2017” be given second reading.

THAT pursuant to s. 464(2) of the Local Government Act, the public hearing regarding Bylaw No. 1523-2017, cited as “Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1532-2017” be waived.

THAT notice of the waiver of the public hearing regarding Bylaw No. 1532-2017, cited as “Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1532-2017” be given in accordance with s. 467 of the Local Government Act.

THAT prior to adoption of Bylaw No. 1532-2017, cited as “Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1532-2017” 5997889 Manitoba Ltd./Boralex must provide the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District with a letter of assurance with respect to camouflaging the tower site through painting and siting of the metal “sea-can” container, and;

THAT staff send an engagement letter to all Gun Lake and Gold Bridge residents requesting input and comments with respect to the 5997889 Manitoba Ltd./Boralex project prior to third reading of Bylaw No. 1532-2017, cited as “Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 1999, Amendment Bylaw No. 1532-2017”.

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