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Council Highlights - October 18, 2018

Highlights from October 18, 2018 City of Powell River Council Meeting
The following summary is provided in accordance with Council’s Strategic Priorities and is in keeping with the City’s commitment to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability.
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Proclamation
Mayor Dave Formosa proclaimed October 24, 2018 as World Polio Day.
 
Request from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164
Council directed staff to provide a bus to transport veterans to the start of the Remembrance Day Parade and Services the Legion conducts on November 11.
 
Alternate Approval Process Results
Corporate Officer Chris Jackson reported that the Alternate Approval Process associated with the proposed rezoning of the Cedar Creek Estates development on upper Westview Avenue/Lower Manson Avenue had four valid elector response forms received prior to the deadline. Council would not be permitted to continue with bylaw adoption if more than 10 per cent of the electors submitted a valid response form. Council may now proceed with further consideration of Upper Westview Avenue/Lower Manson Avenue Park Exchange Bylaw 2520, 2018. In order to proceed, both the Cedar Creek Estates property and an adjacent city park need to be reconfigured through a land exchange.
 
Bylaw Amendments to Permit Construction of 112-Unit Apartment Building – Cedar Creek Estates
Council voted that City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2496, 2018 be read a second time; that the Amendment Bylaw proceed to Public Hearing and that staff be directed to schedule the Public Hearing and give notice in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act; and that final subdivision approval be completed prior to final adoption of City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, Amendment Bylaw 2496, 2018.
 
Council also voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2497, 2018, be read a second time; that the Amendment Bylaw proceed to Public Hearing and that staff be directed to schedule the Public Hearing and give notice in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act; that final subdivision approval be completed prior to final adoption of City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2497, 2018; that the applicant be required to register to register a Section 219 covenant against title that would require the building to be equipped with solar ready and electric vehicle ready features as part of the initial construction; that the applicant be requested to make a voluntary community amenity contribution to the affordable housing reserve fund for all units not included as part of the Housing Agreement.
 
City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2523
This is a bylaw to exempt various organizations from certain taxes for the taxation year 2019. Council voted that City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2523, 2108 be adopted. This Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw pertains to land and improvements owned or leased by the Powell River Curling Club, Powell River Lawn Bowling Club, Westview Flying Club and the Powell River Otago Rugby Football Club. Section 224 of the Community Charter provides for Permissive Tax Exemptions for land or improvements owned or held by a variety of non-profit organizations that Council considers are used for a purpose that is directly related to the purposes of the organization. To be eligible, an organization must be charitable, philanthropic or other not-for-profit corporations.
 
City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2524
This is a bylaw to exempt various organizations from certain taxes for the taxation year 2019. Council voted that City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2524, 2108 be adopted. This Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw pertains to land and improvements owned by the Life Cycle Housing Society.
 
City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2525
This is a bylaw to exempt various organizations from certain taxes for the taxation year 2019. Council voted that City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2525, 2108 be adopted. This Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw pertains to land and improvements leased by the Powell River Brain Injury Society.
 
City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2526
This is a bylaw to exempt various organizations from certain taxes for the taxation year 2019. Council voted that City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2526, 2108 be adopted. This Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw pertains to land and improvements owned by Cranberry Community Hall.
 
City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2527
This is a bylaw to exempt various organizations from certain taxes for the taxation year 2019. Council voted that City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2527, 2108, be adopted. This Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw pertains to land and improvements owned or leased by Powell River Historical Museum and Archives Association, Scouts Canada, Powell River Fine Arts Association, Star Dusters Square Dance Club, inclusion Powell River Society, the Powell River Bon Accueil Society, Powell River Italian Community Club, The Source Club Society, Townsite Heritage Society, Powell River Employment Program Society, Nature Trust of British Columbia, Powell River Kiwanis Village Society, Powell River Kiwanis Housing Society, The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch #49, Powell River Search and Rescue Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, Powell River Council for Arts and Culture, the Alano Club of Powell River, Powell River Action Centre Society, Carlson Community Club and the Powell River Miklat Recovery House Society.
 
City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2528
This is a bylaw to exempt various organizations from certain taxes for the taxation year 2019. Council voted that City of Powell River Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 2528, 2108 be adopted. This Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw pertains to land and improvements owned by Powell River Sunset Homes Society and the Powell River Academy of Music.
 
Bylaws and Policy Amendments Relating to Recreational Cannabis Retail
Council voted that the report of the Public Hearing held October 4, 2018, regarding City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2434, 2018, be accepted. The amendment bylaw is to allow and regulate cannabis retail store use on a lot in the C1, C4, MX, MC and W1 zones.
 
Council voted that City of Powell River Fee Bylaw 2092, 2005, Amendment Bylaw 2533, 2018, a bylaw to amend Business Licence Fees to include Recreational Cannabis Retail, be read a third time.
 
Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2534, 2018, a bylaw to amend Zoning Regulations to include Recreational Cannabis Retail, be read a third time and adopted.
 
Council voted that City of Powell River Business Licence Bylaw 2226, 2010, Amendment Bylaw 2535, 2018, a bylaw to amend Business Licence Regulations to include Recreational Cannabis Retail, be read a third time.
 
Council voted that for Council Policy 196 – Liquor Primary Licence and Cannabis Retail Application Public Consultation Requirements, with amendments to include Recreational Cannabis Retail, be adopted as amended.
 
Bylaw Amendments regarding Zoning Amendment 78 – Edgehill Crescent
Council voted that City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2513, 2018, be adopted.
 
Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2529. 2018, be adopted. The Bylaw Amendments pertain to the property north of the Powell River Hospital and East of Joyce Avenue known as Edgehill Crescent. The property will have Comprehensive Development 4 zoning that is designed to accommodate intensive residential development on small residential lots.
 
Penticton Trails Amendment Bylaws
Council voted that the report of the Public Hearing held October 4, 2018, regarding City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2544, 2018; and Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2545, 2018, be accepted.
 
Council voted that City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan (SOCP) Bylaw 2370, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2544, be read a third time and adopted. In the SOCP, the Penticton Trails land is re-designated from “Agriculture” to “Parks, Schools and Green Space.”
 
Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2545, 2018, be read a third time and adopted. Under the Zoning Bylaw, the land is re-designated from “A2 Large Lot Rural” to “PK Parks and Playing Fields.”
 
Public Hearing Report and Bylaw Amendment regarding Zoning Amendment 87 – Joyce Commons
Council voted that the report of the Public Hearing held September 20, 2018, regarding City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2532, 2018, be accepted. The Public Hearing related to the rezoning of properties located at 4747 and 4753 Joyce Avenue, from Single and Two-Family Residential (R2), to Comprehensive Development 5 – Joyce Commons Mixed Use Development (CD5). The development will feature residential units along with two live-work units.
 
Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2532, 2018, be adopted.
 
If further information is needed on any of these matters, please contact the City Clerk at 604-485-8603, or email info@powellriver.ca. These highlights are provided to summarize the Council meeting and are not the official record of the meeting. The minutes of this meeting will be posted on the City’s website once adopted.
 

Event date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:45am

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