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Council Meeting Highlights - October 4, 2018

Highlights from October 4, 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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Delegations
The Powell River Kings Junior Hockey Team appeared as a delegation before Council to introduce the coaching staff and team members for the current hockey season. The Kings have a winning record early in the season.
 
Proclamation
Mayor Dave Formosa proclaimed October 15-21 as Waste Reduction Week in Canada.
 
Development Variance Permit 214 – 6923 Texada Street
Council voted to issue Development Variance Permit 214 for 6923 Texada Street to vary City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006 by relaxing the minimum front and rear yard setbacks to permit the construction of an addition, front porch and rear sundeck on to the existing single-family dwelling on the property.
 
Development Variance Permit 215 – 7111 Baker Street
Council voted that Development Variance Permit 215 be issued for 7111 Baker Street to vary City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006 by relaxing the maximum height of a detached accessory building to permit construction of a full-height living space above a garage. The applicant seeks to build a carriage house on the property that will not impact sight lines in the neighbourhood.
 
Recreation Complex Refrigeration System Energy Recovery and Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Council voted to approve $11,000 from the Community Works Fund to conduct an engineering analysis of a heat recovery system at the Powell River Recreation Complex. The heat recovery system will result in long-term financial savings.
 
Consent Resolutions – Powell River Waterfront Development Corporation
Council voted to accept the 2017 Financial Year-End Statements for the Powell River Waterfront Development Corporation and approve Consent Resolutions appointing the Board of Directors. To comply with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act, the Shareholder must approve the annual Financial Statements, appoint Directors in accordance with the articles of incorporation, and also establish an annual reference date. This can be accomplished by approving a Consent Resolution for the Corporation in lieu of holding an Annual General Meeting.
 
Wood Stove Exchange Program
Council voted to support establishment of a Wood Stove Exchange Program and associated grant application submissions, administered through the qathet Regional District Solid Waste management function and available for all Regional District residents, including the Electoral Areas and City, and further supports the inclusion of the Tla’amin Nation as a partner.
 
Registering as a Third Party Sponsor with Elections BC
Council voted that the Council of the City of Powell River register as a Third Party Sponsor with Elections BC in order to promote voting yes at the upcoming qathet Regional District Referendum on Regional Recreation. This is so City resources can be used to produce information related to its yes vote position. Under these circumstances the City must register as a Third Party Sponsor in accordance with Elections BC under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
 
City of Powell River Airport Revitalization Tax Exemption
Council voted that resolution 18-249 related to adoption of City of Powell River Airport Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw 2546, 2018, which was adopted at the September 20, 2018 Council meeting, be rescinded. Council then voted that City of Powell River Airport Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw 2546, 2018 be adopted. The reason for the rescinding was that the initial vote was held too early, according public notice that had specified the vote to be occurring on October 4. After the motion was rescinded, the motion was passed on the proper date. The term of the tax exemption granted under this bylaw is for 10 years and is graduated by increases in taxation of 10 per cent per annum, reaching 100 per cent at the end of the 10-year period. The tax exemption bylaw is for an 11.5-acre parcel of land at the airport leased to 1170987 BC Ltd. (Gaoshi Holdings Canada Ltd.) for 99 years. The company plans to develop an aviation industrial park that will house maintenance and repair operations, accredited pilot training programs, accredited maintenance technician training programs and possibly aviation manufacturing.
 
Report of Public Hearing held September 6, 2018
Council voted that the report of the Public Hearing held September 6, 2018 regarding City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014 Amendment Bylaw 2513, 2018, and City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006 amendment Bylaw 2529, 2018 be accepted. The Public Hearing pertained to a new development permit area located along Edgehill Crescent north of Powell River Hospital and east of Joyce Avenue.
 
Bylaws Relating to Zoning Amendment 78 – Edgehill Crescent
This is the property north of Powell River Hospital and East of Joyce Avenue. Council voted that City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014 Amendment Bylaw 2513, 2018 be amended by replacing Schedule 1 with an updated Schedule 1 that includes amendments to the development permit guidelines for landscaping and parking requirements. Council also voted that City of Powell River Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370, 2014 Amendment Bylaw 2513, 2018 be read a third time as amended. Additionally, Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006 Amendment Bylaw 2529, 2018 be read a third time and that the applicant be requested to make a voluntary community amenity contribution to the Affordable Housing Reserve Fund.
 
Report of Public Hearing held September 20, 2018
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 pertained to properties at 4747 and 4753 Joyce Avenue, known as Joyce Commons, and the proposed rezoning from Single and Two-Family Residential (R2) to Comprehensive Development 5 – Joyce Commons Mixed Use Development (CD5).
 
Joyce Commons – Mixed Use Development
Council voted that City of Powell River Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006 Amendment Bylaw 2532 be read a third time; that the applicant be required to register a Section 219 covenant against title that would require all units 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. As proposed, the overall buildout includes 22 residential units and two live-work units.
 
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 read a first, second and third time. 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 read a first, second and third time. 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 read a first, second and third time. 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 read a first, second and third time. 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 read a first, second and third time. 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 read a first, second and third time. This Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw pertains to land and improvements owned by Powell River Sunset Homes Society and the Powell River Academy of Music.
 
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 5, 2018 - 9:15am

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