Board in Brief - July 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

Transportation Projects in the CSRD

Representatives of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) made a presentation to the Board regarding transportation projects that are or will be underway throughout the CSRD and advised the Board of the initiatives that have recently been announced. Some of the projects being undertaken by MoTI include priorities from the BC On the Move Ten Year Transportation Plan and the Trans-Canada Highway project to widen the highway to four-lanes from Kamloops to the Alberta border. Click link to see MoTI’s PowerPoint to the Board.

 

Our Horizon: Climate Change

The B.C. Campaign Director of Our Horizon made a presentation to the Board on the organization’s initiatives to reduce climate change. Our Horizon’s main initiative is to have gas pumps labelled (the intent is to have labelling similar to the manner in which cigarette packages contain warnings) to raise public awareness of climate change and air pollution. The organization’s goal is to promote sustainable transportation options. Click link to view PowerPoint.

 

Shuswap Agriculture Brand and Marketing Project - Contract Award

The Board authorized the CSRD to enter into an agreement with UpandUp Studios Inc. for the development of the Shuswap Agriculture Brand and Marketing Project. See Board Report for more information.

 

Special Events Liability Insurance Policy Amendment

The Board amended the Special Events Liability Insurance Policy to allow liability insurance limits to be adjusted based on the risk level of activities being undertaken on CSRD property. This will allow for the appropriate liability insurance requirement to be in place for user groups holding activities on CSRD property. See Board Report for more information.

 

Mattress Recycling

The Board authorized the CSRD to enter into an agreement with Mattress Recycling Inc. for the recycling of mattresses marshalled at CSRD refuse disposal facilities from August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2018. See Board Report for more information.

 

Whitetooth Legacy Fund

The Board amended the Whitetooth Legacy Fund use resolution (subject to approval by the Town of Golden Council). The amendment will remove the need to conduct a local facility (Golden and Area A) needs assessment and gap analysis for a recreational plan. A moratorium on the fund will remain in place until an acceptable adjudication process is developed. See Board Report for more information.

 

Area C Community Works Funds - Cedar Heights Community Association

The Board approved access to $13,440 plus applicable taxes from the Electoral Area C Community Works Fund for Cedar Heights Community Association to undertake the installation of high efficiency air conditioning. See Board Report for more information.

 

Swansea Point Community Hall User Fees

The Board adopted Swansea Point Community Hall User Fee Bylaw No. 5698 establishing a rate structure for rental fees at the CSRD owned Swansea Point Community Hall that is consistent with rates for the other CSRD owned community halls. See Board Report for more information.

 

Water System Regulations

The Board adopted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Waterworks Regulations and Rates Amendment Bylaw No. 5699 to regulate the water use, connection restrictions and rates for all CSRD owned water systems. See Board Report for more information.

 

GRANTS IN AID

The Board approved the following Grants in Aid:

Area A

$1,000       Golden Rotary Club (Emergency transportation and care of financially challenged people)
$1,000       Golden Minor Soccer (Soccer camp)
$1,500       Golden Farmers' Market (Musician costs)

 

Area C

$7,856       Friends of the 1922 Notch Hill Church Society (Inside ceiling restoration)
$8,000       Sunnybrae Community Association (Additional repairs and commercial dishwasher)
$2,577       North and South Shuswap Community Resources (Marketing and Advertising)
$1,800       Shuswap Estates Community Association (First Responders Fundraiser)

 

Area D

$3,500       Falkland Historical Society (Paint and repair church building)
$2,000       Falkland and District Sunday Morners Club (Upgrade washrooms)
$5,000       Falkland Westwold First Responders (Equipment replacement)

 

Area E

$750          Smart CL Society (New printer and computer repairs)

 

Area F

$1,800       North Shuswap Elementary School PAC (Phase 2 of Outdoor Learning Space)
$10,000     Seymour Arm Community Association (First Responders training and equipment)
$10,000     Seymour Arm Community Association (repairs to community infrastructure)
$5,000       Seymour Arm Community Association (fire truck repairs and equipment)
$2,000       Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Fire Department (Halloween event)
$2,000       Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Community Hall (Halloween event)
$4,500       Lee Creek Arts and Sports Society (Friday Nights Live)

 

LAND USE MATTERS

Area B: Shelter Bay – Park Land Deferral Agreement

The Board authorized CSRD Signatories to enter into a park land dedication deferral agreement with the applicant subject to the applicant paying all costs associated with the deferral agreement. As part of the subdivision process, the applicant is required to dedicate park land or pay cash-in-lieu of park land dedication. This subdivision is phase 1 of the applicant’s development of the subject property which is located in Area B. The deferral will allow the applicant to register the first subdivision plan. See Board Report for more information.

 

Area E: Park Land Payment – Sirvio Subdivision

The Board provided staff with direction regarding future payment of the outstanding cash-in-lieu of park land dedication required by Section 941 of the Local Government Act - Provision of Park Land, and CSRD Policy P-5 Park Land Dedication as a Function of Subdivision, for the subdivision of property which created lots legally described as Lots 1-6, Section 22, Township 22, Range 7, W6M, KDYD, Plan EPP8484 on Cambie-Solsqua Road, Area E. See Board Report for more information.

 

Area C: DVP701-63 (Janko & Boyd) - Setbacks

The applicants applied to vary the minimum setback from the interior side parcel boundary from 2.0 metres to 1.7 metres and the minimum setback from the front parcel boundary from 5 metres to 4.5 metres for an existing single family dwelling near Reedman Point. The Board approved issuance of the Development Variance Permit. See Board Report for more information.

 

Area E: DVP900-01 (Vinje) - Dock

Deferred

The applicant applied for a Development Variance Permit to vary the maximum permitted size of a dock from 24 sq. metres to 31.96 sq. meters for a dock located in Area E on Shuswap Lake. The variance as proposed would allow reconstruction of an existing dock in accordance with a private moorage impact assessment. The Board deferred the decision until the August 20, 2015 to allow staff time to investigate the application further and collect additional information. View Board Report.

 

Area B: BL850-8 & 851-7: OCP/Zoning Amendment (Hansford Land Corporation)

The Official Community Plan redesignation and rezoning applications for Hansford Land Corporation were introduced to the Board. The property is located in the Airport Bench area of Rural Revelstoke. The Board gave the bylaws first readings and approved referral of the bylaws out to various agencies for comments. Hansford Land Corporation is proposing a five bedroom lodge and a helipad to house a heli-skiing operation. View Board Report.

 

Area E: BL900-13 Lakes Zoning Amendment & Rural Sicamous Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 2063 (764218 Alberta Ltd.)

The Lakes Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 900-13 and the Rural Sicamous Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 2063 were introduced to the Board. The property is located in the Pete Martin Bay area of Anstey Arm in Area E. The Board gave the bylaws first readings and approved referral of the bylaws out to various agencies for comments. The applicant has applied to redesignate the property from Rural to Rural Holdings to facilitate a four lot (fee simple) subdivision of one 10 hectare lot and three 20 hectare lots. The applicant is also proposing to rezone a portion of Shuswap Lake adjacent to Pete Creek Road from FP – Foreshore Park to FM1 – Foreshore Multifamily 1 for a dock and two buoys for the semi-waterfront subject property to provide access to the subject property and future lots. View Board Report.

 

Area F: BL800-24: Zoning Amendment (Anmar Developments Inc.)

Magna Bay Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 800-24 was introduced to the Board for first reading. The Board gave the bylaw first reading and approved referral out to various agencies for comment. The applicant has applied to amend the minimum parcel size in the RS – Residential zone for the specific property only to accommodate a garage. The proposed amendment will also include a minor variance to the side parcel line setback for an existing hot tub. See Board Report for more information.

 

Area F: Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Amendment (CSRD) Bylaw No. 825-35

Staff brought Bylaw No. 825-35 to the Board for first reading. The purpose of Bylaw No. 825-35 is to remove site specific regulations which are no longer applicable. The Board gave Bylaw No. 825-35 first reading, and approved referral of the bylaw out to various agencies for comment. See Board Report for more information.

 

NEXT MEETING - GOLDEN

The next regular Board meeting will take place at the Golden Civic Centre – 806 10th Ave. S, Golden, BC at 9:30 am local time on Thursday, August 20, 2015.