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Council Meeting Highlights - August 2, 2018

Highlights from August 2, 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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Delegation
Powell River Outrigger Canoe Society paddlers appeared before Council to highlight their gold medal performances at the World Outrigger Sprint Championship in Tahiti.
 
Powell River Airport Extension Project Scope Change
Council approved the change of scope of the Powell River Airport Extension Project to modify the runway grade to allow access of Pacific Coastal Airlines’ SAAB 340 aircraft. Through conversations with Pacific Coastal Airlines, it was determined that the paramount commercial issue at the airport was the existing runway grade preventing the larger 34-passenger aircraft from landing. The proposed scope change is to remove and re-grade 133 metres of pavement at the west end of the runway to achieve the necessary slope for the aircraft to operate out of Powell River Airport.
 
Financial Assistance to Attend Calling Home the Spirit Ceremony
Council approved grant-in-aid funding in the amount of $800 to cover expenses for ceremonial food and a luncheon for the Calling Home the Spirit Ceremony happening on September 2, 2108. The project is striving toward bringing together individuals and survivors who have attended Indian residential schools. As part of the healing, a Calling Home the Spirit ceremony has been planned, involving travel to Sechelt Residential School to conduct this sacred ceremony.
 
Municipal Budgeting Software
Council voted to approve Questica Inc. as the provider for the City’s budgeting software. The City has been using Microsoft Excel for budgeting purposes, but it has become inefficient for this purpose. Questica is specifically designed for government and institutional budgeting and of the three different programs considered, Questica provides the best user interface, integration, data outputs, features and reviews.
 
BC Rural Dividend Program re Airport Master Plan
Council voted to approve an application to the BC Rural Dividend Program for $64,000 in funding, with the City providing $16,000 in matching funding, for a total budget of $80,000, and if successful, the funding would be used to engage a qualified consultant to develop an Airport Master Plan.
 
Procurement of Two Additional Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Council voted to approve the expenditure of up to $25,500 from the Community Works Fund for the purchase and installation of two additional electric vehicle charging stations in the City. The proposed locations of the charging stations are at the Powell River Public Library and the Powell River Recreation Complex.
 
Willingdon Beach Campsite Bylaw
Council voted that City of Powell River Willingdon Beach Campsite Bylaw 2519, 2018, be adopted. Changes to the bylaw will create fees closer to the average of those charged at other campsites in the geographic area of Powell River. These increased fees will assist in additional revenues to offset increased operating costs.
 
City of Powell River Delegation Bylaw
This is a bylaw to amend City of Powell River Delegation Bylaw 2367, 2013, to increase the maximum construction value approvable and allow for façade-only approvals by staff for Development Permits. Council voted that City of Powell River Delegation Bylaw 2367, 2013, Amendment Bylaw 2530, 2018, be read a first, second and third time. Delegating façade improvement-only approvals and increasing the construction value limit of delegated Development Permit approvals to staff will effectively fast-track such applications.
 
Development Service Fees Bylaw
This is a bylaw to amend development service fees. Council voted that City of Powell River Fee Bylaw 2092, 2005 Amendment Bylaw 2531, 2018, be read a first, second and third time. In mid-2017, the Planning Services Department was asked to review development fees to support improved cost recovery. Development fees need to recover the cost of efficiently and effectively reviewing development applications while minimizing the burden of a robust real estate market on the local taxpayer.
 
Sustainable Official Community Plan (SOCP) Amendment Bylaw
Council voted that City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2513, 2018, be amended by revising proposed policy 4.9.2 (l) and replacing Schedule 1 with an updated Schedule 1 that includes amendments to the area over which the development permit applies in accordance with Appendix C of the staff report titled “Zoning Amendment 78 – Edgehill Crescent,” dated July 17, 2018;
 
That City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2513, 2018, be read a second time as amended;
 
That City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 2513, 2018, 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.
 
The purpose of the amendment bylaw is to consider an application to rezone a portion of a 10-hectare parcel located along Edgehill Crescent north of the Powell River Hospital and east of Joyce Avenue.
 
City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2529, 2018
This bylaw pertains to Zoning Amendment 78 – Edgehill Crescent. Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2529, 2018, be read a first and second time;
 
That City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2529, 2018, be read a first and second time;
 
That City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006, Amendment Bylaw 2529, 2018, 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 the applicant be requested to make a voluntary community amenity contribution to the affordable housing reserve fund.
 
The intent of the Comprehensive Development 4 zone is to accommodate intensive residential development on small residential lots.
 
Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw
Council voted that City of Powell River Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw 2501, 2018, Amendment Bylaw 2518, 2018, be read a first, second and third time. The amendment to the five-year financial plan bylaw includes changes and corrections required to ensure expenditures meet the requirements of the Community Charter. The changes include: Financial Services department staff for extended transition/continuity and project support; correction to capital projects involving the fire hall design study; correction to other revenue and expenses sources; correction to the airport runway phase 2 funding source.
 
Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw
Council voted City of Powell River Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw 2501, 2018, Amendment Bylaw 2521, 2018, be read a first, second and third time. The amendment allows for a grant from the BC Rural Dividend Fund of $31,120, matched by a City of Powell River allocation of $8,280, for a total project budget of $41,400, to carry out a Farm Economy Project.
 
Street Vending Bylaw
Council voted that City of Powell River Street Vending Bylaw 2536, 2018, be read a first, second and third time, and provide notice of this bylaw by posting to the notice board and advising vendors who hold existing permits. The bylaw proposes street vending locations at the former barge terminal in Westview, adjacent to the sea walk, and in the Townsite, adjacent to Dwight Hall.
 
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, August 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

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