Special Business Meeting - 30 Apr 2024


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: DELEGATIONS
3.i: Sea-to-Sky Community Services - Youth Services Annual Presentation
4: BYLAWS
4.A: ADOPTION
4.A.i: District of Squamish 2024-2028 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 3025, 2023, Amendment Bylaw (Spring) No. 3038, 2024
4.A.ii: District of Squamish Tax Rate Bylaw No. 3039, 2024
4.B: RESCIND THIRD READING
4.B.i: District of Squamish Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500, 2017, Amendment Bylaw (Cheekeye River Development) No. 2615, 2018
4.B.ii: District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Cheekeye Fan CD-82) No. 2306, 2013
5: STAFF REPORTS
5.A: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
5.A.i: Temporary Use Permit No. 76 Woodfibre LNG - Floatel
5.A.ii: Provincial Funding for 2024/25 Transit Expansions
6: TERMINATION
1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
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SPEAKER_-1
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Armand Hurford
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e hello everybody Welcome to the special business meeting for the District of Squamish for Tuesday April 30th umand squish OKO as always we're gathered to do our work today on the traditional territory of the schomes nation please be advised that this council meeting is being live streamed recorded and will be available to the public to view on the District of squish's website following the meeting if you have any concerns please notify the corporate officer present at the meeting which is Melissa today

ADOPTION OF AGENDA
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Armand Hurford
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can I have someone move adoption of the agenda please move by councelor French second by councelor Greenlaw all in favor any opposed motion carries thank you

Sea-to-Sky Community Services - Youth Services Annual Presentation
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Devon Guest, the acting director of recreation culture at the District of Squamish, alongside Caitlyn Anderson, manager of Youth Services for C to Sky Community Services, presented the 2023-24 Youth Services annual report and highlights to the council. They showcased the variety of programs and services available for youth aged 12 to 24, emphasizing the goal of supporting youth to thrive to their highest potential and be healthy, happy, and engaged community members. The presentation covered the structure of youth services, including drop-in spaces, registered programs, workshops, and community engagement activities. It highlighted the successful operation of the Foundry SE to Sky youth hub, detailing the number of youth visits, the breakdown of participation by age and gender, and the variety of programs offered to engage and support the youth of Squamish.

Council members engaged with the presentation by asking questions about the demographics served by the youth center, particularly inquiring about the reach to youth living far from the center and the noticeable gender disparity in service usage. Caitlyn Anderson addressed these concerns by noting the center's efforts to be low-barrier and accessible, and the development of programs aimed at encouraging more female participation. Councilor Chris Pettingill inquired about attendance compared to the old youth center, to which Anderson responded positively, noting similar numbers post-COVID. Councilor Jenna Stoner expressed interest in the distinct identity being created through youth services and the integration with Foundry, also asking about program waitlists and capacity. Mayor Armand Hurford concluded the discussion by moving to receive the report, praising the team for their work in creating a safe and engaging space for youth, and emphasizing the importance of expanding capacity to continue supporting the community's youth. The motion was carried unanimously, reflecting the council's support for the ongoing success and expansion of youth services in Squamish.

Armand Hurford
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so our first order of business is a presentation from C Sky community services around the youth services annual presentation so I will turn it over to you fine

SPEAKER_01
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folks good evening mayor and Council my name is Devon guest and I'm acting director of recreation culture here at the District of Squamish I'm joined tonight by Caitlyn Anderson manager of Youth Services for C to Sky community services and we're pleased to present the 2023 24 Youth Services annual report and highlights we're also very excited to have this PR opportunity to showcase all of the good youth services available and we'll take full advantage of

SPEAKER_00
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it hello my name is Caitlyn Anderson I Ed she her pronouns and I work as the manager of Youth Services for CED to Sky Community Services I am here today to present on Squamish youth services for 2023 to 2024 I acknowledge that the programs and services are provided on the unseated territory of the skish nation people can I have to do that one throughout this presentation I will give you an overview of Youth Services provide some big picture findings from our benchmarking report and walk you through various highlights of our year I will leave you with what our team will be focusing on for the coming seasons and look forward to taking your questions to start off here's the makeup of youth services at se to Sky community services and you can see the buckets that the District of Squamish funds in blue and what I will be talking with you about today Squamish Youth Services provides access to a variety of programming and services for youth ages 12 to 24 years old programs are based in Squamish and we welcome all youth programs range from A Drop In Space to registered programs and activities workshops trainings outings community and school engagement and more youth can access support resources referrals to programs and services that support their well-being our goal is to support various aspects of the Squamish youth strategy including the vision for youth to thrive to their Highest Potential and be healthy happy and engaged community members at a glance the previous year has been an exciting challenge for scalish Youth Services we kicked off the year with the opening celebration at Foundry SE to Sky and youth Hub and are proud to be at one full year of operations with our focus on fun we delivered many successful programs and activities being able to partner with Foundry SE to Sky staff as well as other Community Partners on the delivery of Youth Services allowed for us to provide timely and accessible wraparound care for youth the previous year saw a lot of Staff transition and the need for staff to be creative to continue to deliver programming through Labor shortages despite all of this we continue to see the positive impacts from our programs and strive to raise awareness of the youth Hub and skish youth services throughout the community now that we've wrapped up our first full year of operating Services out of the youth Hub I'd like to highlight a few benchmarks we've collected our total number of Youth visits or participating in programs was 3,000 49 when tracking age and self-identified gender we see for the 12 to 18-year-old range the highest number being male at 1,674 female at 877 and those identifying as other genders at 194 for the emerging adult age range of 19 to 24 we see the highest number of males at 187 females at 15 and those self-identifying as other genders at 11 when looking at how our staff are spending time with youth the youth Hub is where the bulk of the time is spent at 64.9% registered programs at 19% 8 8.1 of time spent engaging with youth in the community in schools and in neighborhoods and 4.4 throughout trips and 3.6% with events breaking it down further looking at our youth Hub hours Friday from 3 to 7 were the most popular with over 850 visits Thursdays from 3: to 7 were second with about 600 visits and Saturdays from 3:00 to 7:00 with about 400 since last fall we opened our doors to youth during lunch hour where we saw 266 visits on Thursdays and 209 visits on Fridays as I mentioned we had an incredible Gathering a year ago on March 31st 2023 where we celebrated the grand opening of Foundry SE to Sky and the youth Hub with tours lunch youth festivities and a truly REM truly memorable ceremony to bless the welcome totem pole we are so thankful to be doing this work many excellent programs were delivered by scalish Youth Services over the past year we have developed a program Matrix to ensure that each season we are able to hit our performance indicators for numbers and types of programs the youth Hub drop in was an immediate success upon opening with an average of 30 youth attending each day currently the youth Hub is open Thursday through Saturday from 3:00 to 7: p.m. as well as during lunch hours as I've mentioned over the course of last year we have integrated a variety of fun activities during the youth Hub operating hours to keep youth engaged and to appeal to a broad range of interests some of these activities have included learning about taxes birthday club and tea with aunties where Squamish Nation Elders have joined our youth in conversations and learning opportunities sharing tea banic and working together on arts and crafts the anties are bringing are building strong and trusting relationships with indigenous and non-indigenous youth having the youth Hub open 3 days a week allows our small But Mighty team the opportunity to host additional out trips and events in the community one of our biggest weeks of the year starting tomorrow is May 1st to 7th which is BC youth week in which last year we had over six activities that took place two successful events included a Star Wars night at the youth Hub with themed food and fun activities for the 30 youth who participated additionally with support from our youth advisory committee we hosted a youth Carnival with activities games and food for 22 youth registration programs last year included bringing back the coveted Dinner Club a program where youth learn to cook and share a meal together this is becoming a staple of Squamish youth services for each season we had 10 youth registered meeting our capacity for the space and held a wait list for all of the interest additionally we ran a mural Camp because we heard throughout the skish you strategy from youth that they wanted more progr programs around arts and culture so we partnered with Squamish Arts where 13 youth help design and create a mural that's on our basketball court we are so proud of the ongoing creativity with the scalish youth services team to continue to bring new ideas into programming out trips allowed youth to participate at a low cost to attend opportunities like Fright Night at the PE hiking up at the top of the Whistler Gondola going to valet alumina and going horseback riding we strive to engage with youth in the community at various events like at the farmers market the brackendale Fall Fair The Grateful shred comp skateboard competition and going to where youth are at in schools and at the sish youth Council as part of SE to Sky Community Services reporting plan we surveyed 23 program participants there was a high level of satisfaction for the programs delivered and staff support they received here are some comments pulled directly from the youth their favorite things are being able to socialize to relax and play games and it's saying it's fun the inclusivity and positive support from staff and I love being able to be on the youth advisory committee to give my opinions when hearing from youth in 2019 during the development of the Squamish youth strategy it was clear that Squamish youth felt there were not enough mental health substance youth and wellness Services one of the most critical developments and benefits to Squamish youth services this year is the ability to provide timely and accessible wraparound care to young people who participate in our programs the integration of Squamish youth services within The Foundry C disguise Center allows for a warm Handover of Youth directly from sish Youth Services to Foundry programs this impact was seen for several youth but one youth in particular highlighted this importance a team with a developmental disability was able to attend the youth Hub dropin with support from their onetoone worker the worker supported easing them into attending the youth Hub where our youth workers were able to engage build a strong relationship through fun activities and then also provide the support needed for them to be able to attend the dinner Club program it was in the youth Hub where they interacted with our Foundry peer support workers who helped them feel comfortable and confident enough toess access Foundry walk-in counseling this case highlights the impacts it can make when a youth is already familiar and comfortable with staff and the facility so they can more easily take what is often a very big step into receiving onetoone support specific to the challenges they are facing the chart on the right side highlights the number of community referrals our team assisted with which directly relates to 100% of Youth reporting that participating in our programs increased their wellness and 100% indicating they were satisfied with the support they received from our staff a critical piece of work over the last few years has been carving out a distinct identity for Squamish Youth Services during the development of Foundry SE to Sky District of Squamish staff and Council communicated the importance of maintaining distinctive programming we worked hard at developing staff in models program plans and Communications and marketing strategies that supported this process and are beginning to see how this will support our continued growth our team has been able to produce at least one social media post a week as our Yak identified that this is the one of the best ways to reach youth we are excited to see skish Youth Services developing as an integrated yet unique program through the youth Hub and other community- based programs looking ahead we will continue to offer the best social and recreational programs and services we can for Youth and Squamish we will continue to engage with our youth advisory committee and Squamish youth Council to give the youth a voice in the programs and services that are for them we will continue to develop our programs that provide youth with a safe inclusive and fun activities and lastly we will continue to build up our team's capacity by working with Partners on programs building up staff skills and continuing to develop our service delivery model by incorporating all of these aspects we strongly believe that visits and involvement in programs will increase and we look forward to working with the incredible staff team Our Community Partners in the district of Squamish on providing services to youth in Squamish thank

Armand Hurford
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you thank you very much for the presentation Council qu any questions for our

SPEAKER_06
0:27:57 (0:00:06)

guests any discussion C

John French
0:28:04 (0:00:25)

French thanks mayor thanks for the presentation very informative very helpful I'm wondering about a little bit about demographics is the center serving the youth that live far away from the center itself like are you seeing young people from brackendale gal Highlands Valley Cliff or is it kind of just serving those that are living close

SPEAKER_00
0:28:30 (0:00:31)

by thank you that's a great question we don't track which neighborhoods the youth are coming from because of the nature of the dropin program we want it to be very low barrier and accessible I think anecdotally I would say it's a variety of Youth who attend our programs and registered programs would have the ability to have youth being where we can provide transportation to youth as well so that is a benefit to those types of programs as well

John French
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great thanks mayor and as our transit system improves that would be less of a concern for

SPEAKER_03
0:29:09 (0:00:01)

me

Armand Hurford
0:29:10 (0:00:01)

thank you councel

Lauren Greenlaw
0:29:11 (0:00:22)

greenw thanks through the chair thank you so much for your presentation it's just such an important service that you're that you're giving to our community so thank you very much I noticed that there is a distinct discrepancy between the male and female users there's about twice as many males using the center as opposed to females and I was just wondering if you had any comments on why there is such a

SPEAKER_00
0:29:34 (0:00:46)

difference thank you yes I've noticed that as well and our team have noticed that some of the reasons why I can kind of guess why that is the nature of the dropin program as well as our location with proximity to the skate park we see a lot of Youth who are coming in from the skate park after school and other than that I can imagine that they feel comfortable in groups to be able to attend the male gender and we've actually started to develop programs that are specific to female to be able to encourage more female self-identifying female youth to attend the program as

Lauren Greenlaw
0:30:21 (0:00:08)

well okay thanks yeah I was going to ask if you've considered shifting your programming at all to attract more girls so that's great thank you

Armand Hurford
0:30:29 (0:00:02)

thank you councelor penil

Chris Pettingill
0:30:32 (0:00:19)

yeah thanks lots of familiar faces in the photos so thank you to everyone who's made this such a success it's really quite amazing I'm just wondering if you and you know it's more out of curiosity than anything because I know a number of things have changed but do you have a sense of what attendance and participation is like compared to the old use

SPEAKER_00
0:30:51 (0:00:38)

Center yes thanks for your question that's really great I actually see that the numbers compared to the old Youth Center are now very similar where during covid obviously there were challenges and when we were providing Community Based programs when the youth center was closed we had to do a lot more Outreach and engagement to get youth to participate and now I can see that the numbers are just about to where they were with the previous youth center and I think that's due to the low barrier they can kind of come and go as they please so yeah it's really great

Armand Hurford
0:31:29 (0:00:02)

thank you yep go ahead councelor

SPEAKER_12
0:31:32 (0:00:56)

Stoner thank you through the chair thanks for your presentation how timely that we're just on the precipice of Youth week and that you're here speaking so that's fantastic let us know how we can help support and thanks so much for speaking to the distinct identity that's being created through youth services and the integration with Foundry I know that was one piece that we've talked a lot about over the years and I think you articulated really well both the huge amount of opportunity through the examples that you provided as well as the like work that's going on to still provide that kind of distinct feel for you services so thanks for the attention to detail there you did mention that some of the programming had weight lists so I'm just curious like what percentage of your programs are at weight list if you see over subscription frequently or if we still have room to grow with the existing capacity that you're working at

SPEAKER_00
0:32:28 (0:00:38)

oh yes thank you for your question for our registered programs we do see almost every program at full capacity including out trips Dinner Club mural Camp all of our registered programs and for our non-registered programs at the youth Hub we're also very much hitting capacity with our staffing levels and are working on ways to increase that through partnership sh as well as working with Foundry staff and having our coordinator actually be on the floor as well to support

SPEAKER_12
0:33:07 (0:00:03)

programs that's helpful insight thank

Armand Hurford
0:33:10 (0:01:20)

you thank you Council any other questions I think I'll move receipt of the report and then I'll I just have nice things to say I have no questions so I'll just move receipt report second by counselor French and yeah thank you for all the work and running your programs is a is a huge task and creating safe space and you know the right the right feeling in a in a space to for youth is incredibly challenging and then to distill it all down to that short presentation that you provided us must have been a big task so thank you so much I'm really happy to hear that things are running at you know starting to run into capacity that's a success story and we need to figure out how collectively to you know increase that capacity and keep that going and I think it was your last slide or your second last slide that showed the numbers charted as to where things are trending and I think that's great and we should keep that going because the service is just so important for the community so thank you so much for what you do and for coming to see us here tonight any other comments at this point with that I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you so much

SPEAKER_14
0:34:31 (0:00:04)

thank

Armand Hurford
0:34:36 (0:00:01)

you

District of Squamish 2024-2028 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 3025, 2023, Amendment Bylaw (Spring) No. 3038, 2024
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Armand Hurford
0:34:37 (0:00:25)

so now we have a few Council we have a the next up is a couple items up for adoption so first we have the District of Squamish 2024 to 202 5e financial plan Amendment bylaw moov by councelor French second by councelor pill seeing no hands for comment I'll call the question all in favor motion carries thank you next

District of Squamish Tax Rate Bylaw No. 3039, 2024
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Mayor Armand Hurford introduced the District of Squamish Tax Rate Bylaw Number 3039, 2024, and sought a second for the motion, which Councillor Andrew Hamilton provided. Hamilton then took the opportunity to clarify his previous no vote on the initial version of the tax rate bylaw, explaining that his decision was based on needing time to understand the method of carrying over taxes from one year to the next rather than any objection to the tax rates themselves. He affirmed his support for the current tax rates as proposed in the bylaw.

During the discussion, Councillor John French expressed his support for the motion and commended Councillor Hamilton for his thorough examination of the tax system. French highlighted the importance of having council members like Hamilton who possess the skills and knowledge to scrutinize the fairness and effectiveness of the tax system, ensuring it serves the best interest of the community. The conversation among the council members focused on understanding the implications of the tax rate bylaw and ensuring its fairness and transparency for the residents of Squamish.

Armand Hurford
0:35:03 (0:00:14)

we have the district sish tax rate bylaw number 3039 2024 I'll move that is there a seconder seconded by councelor Hamilton thank you would you to speak to us

SPEAKER_06
0:35:17 (0:00:00)

yeah okay

Armand Hurford
0:35:18 (0:00:03)

councelor Hamilton go ahead thanks very

Andrew Hamilton
0:35:21 (0:00:43)

much so speaking to this is I'm reflecting upon my motion my vote on this when it first came and I want to be sure that folks understand that my no vote to the first instantiation of the tax rate bylaw has to do with me coming to grips with how we propagate the taxes from one year to the next it's not a fundamental concern about what the actual tax rates are at this point so at this point I do I do agree with the tax rates being set in this way so just speaking to my lack of support for the motion last time thank

Armand Hurford
0:36:04 (0:00:05)

you Clarity is always welcome around this table so thank you very much councilor

John French
0:36:10 (0:00:31)

French thanks mayor and speaking in favor of this motion I want to thank councelor Hamilton for his passion and diligence in digging into this it it's worth the effort and I'm glad that we there's a member of our Council who has the skills knowledge and abilities to really objectively look into these systems and make sure that what we're doing is fair for everybody thank

Armand Hurford
0:36:41 (0:00:07)

you okay with that I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you

District of Squamish Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500, 2017, Amendment Bylaw (Cheekeye River Development) No. 2615, 2018
0:36:49 (0:19:56)

Mr. Yishis, the Senior Director of Community Development, along with Mr. Rolston (Senior Manager of Infrastructure Planning) and Ran Susa (Director of Financial Operations), presented a recommendation for the District of Squamish Council to schedule a new public hearing for two bylaws related to the Chai River Development. This development, a partnership between the Squamish Nation and local developer Matthews West, requires amendments to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and a rezoning to establish the neighborhood and secure park dedication for the Brackendale Farmers Institute Park. The proposed development includes 1,215 residential homes, with a mix of affordable and market rental units, commercial space, playgrounds, park space, trails, and community amenities, including a $1. 5 million cash contribution to the Community Amenity Reserve and the construction of a debris flow barrier. The need for a new public hearing was attributed to the passage of time since the last hearing over five years ago, changes in council membership, and new information affecting the financial model assumptions for the debris flow barrier's post-event restoration.

During the discussion, council members, including Jenna Stoner and John French, raised questions about ensuring the continuity of commitments made based on the last public hearing, the risks of reopening the public hearing, and the specifics of outstanding conditions and the scheduling of the public hearing. The staff clarified that the proposal was not to renegotiate the rezoning but to address new information and confirmed that they were working on resolving outstanding issues with the proponent. Concerns were also raised about the capacity funding for overseeing the construction of the debris flow barrier and the financial mechanisms for its maintenance. Mayor Armand Hurford emphasized the importance of proceeding with the public hearing to discuss these matters in detail. The council unanimously agreed to rescind the third reading of the relevant bylaws and directed staff to schedule a new public hearing, highlighting the project's complexity and the need for procedural fairness and community engagement.

Armand Hurford
0:36:49 (0:00:22)

all right so next up we have matter pertaining to the chai fan chai River Development and I will pass it over to staff Mr vkus to present on the two items thank

SPEAKER_11
0:37:11 (0:04:53)

you thank you my name is yishis director of or senior director of Community Development with me today is somewhere in the audience Mr Rolston David Rolston our director or senior manager of infrastructure planning and also we have Finance staff ran Susa director of financial operations we're here today to recommend that Council schedule a new public hearing for the two bylaws that are at third reading related to the chai River Development and in order to do that we need to resend third reading on both of those bylaws a bit of an overview of the chai fan proposed neighborhood so the development is a partnership between Squamish nation and local developer Matthew's West the proposed development requires both an ocp amendment and also a rezoning and both of those are required to establish the neighborhood and secure a park dedication for the brackendale farmers Institute Park just a quick overview of the development it's a 1215 residential homes 85 of those are affordable and 85 are Market rental the height throughout the development ranges from 1 to six stories there's a good amount of neighborhood commercial space included there's playgrounds and park space and trails and a number of community amenities including a $1.5 million cash contribution to the critical Community amenity Reserve as well as the construction of the brief flow barrier Council has seen periodic updates on this development review so just highlighting a few relevant pieces that the application came in 2013 a lot of work has been done since then on understanding the hazard and planning for mitigation in 2017 we had our first public hearing on the two bylaws and then in 2018 we had to have another public hearing because the district in the meantime adopted a new official community plan so the bylaw the ocp bylaw that was being amended at that time was no longer in place so we had to go back and do a second public Hearing in June of 2018 and then shortly after that Council gave third reading to the rezoning and ocp Amendment and established a number of conditions majority of them related to Hazard mitigation the reason why we need to schedule a new public hearing there's two there is the fact that it's been more than 5 years since the last hearing so it's just a lot of time has passed the last Council that went through the public hearing process is no longer in term we have a new Council 5 years means that there's been a lot of conversations in the community council might have heard from the public so the kind of the procedural danger is high on the old public hearing so we as a best practice at the very least we need to hold a new public hearing just because there's been enough time that has passed secondly we have some new information so in 2018 we presented a financial model which assumed that the post-event restoration for the chi barrier could be managed through Insurance Tools in other words it could be ensured that the restoration Could Happen through an insurance claim further work has identified this is not a viable option in essence because Insurance tools are not in longterm enough they're very short term compared to the life cycle and the lifespan of the Bri flow barrier so due to the above the 2018 financial model assumptions can no longer be used as a viable option and staff are working on investigating alternative funding mechanisms which we will bring back to council in the public hearing package so the next steps would be if Council resends third reading and direct staff to schedule public hearing staff will schedule a public hearing as soon as Council agenda permits this is a priority project for the district we will bring forward third reading after the public hearing for consideration and then if third reading is given bring forward bylaws and a Land Development agreement for adoption and that's it that's essentially the three recommendations we just U went over thank

Armand Hurford
0:42:05 (0:00:04)

you thank you for the presentation Council any questions at this

SPEAKER_06
0:42:09 (0:00:02)

point go ahead councelor

SPEAKER_12
0:42:11 (0:00:57)

Stoner thank you through the chair I appreciate the staff report and the information I think the rationale makes good sense and the folks who were on council at the time are around this table today so I think in some ways you could say that all the new all the information would be new to those of us who are here and to many in our community I guess my question is how do we ensure there's been a lot of work that has been ongoing and there's a number of commitments that were made based on the last public hearing and the rezoning as I read the report The Proposal isn't to reopen this as a renegotiation of that rezoning it's really just to address one component which has changed ched over time what is either the opportunity for Council and Community to reopen that and or what is the risk of going back to public hearing from that

SPEAKER_11
0:43:09 (0:01:00)

perspective through the mayor yes staff would recommend not reopening this application for other considerations essentially such as Community amenities or the zoning proposed zoning this application has been in since 2013 and we've been actively working on it since the very beginning so it be very challenging for the applicant to be you know renegotiating portions of this just because we have to do procedurally this additional step of holding a new public hearing so from a procedural fairness perspective staff are recommending that we just deal with new information and the requirement for public hearing and if there's something that come out of out of comes out of the new funding model that needs to be incorporated into the agreements then absolutely but other than that staff recommendation is to keep it the same essentially as the as previously

SPEAKER_12
0:44:09 (0:00:25)

negotiated thank you for that my second question was the staff report speaks to three conditions that remain outstanding the other two so in addition to the operating maintenance funding model there's the confirmation of all permitting approvals as well as confirmation of securing land tenure are those elements that are still being moved forward by the proponent and do we expect to have those in time for public

SPEAKER_08
0:44:35 (0:00:15)

hearing through the chair those are elements that are still moving forward and there are still some items to be resolved so it's not entirely clear if that will all be resolved by the public hearing but that is the goal at this

SPEAKER_12
0:44:50 (0:00:16)

point and then my final question is why we aren't identifying in this evening's motions a specific date for the public hearing typically I know we don't have to but we often do especially if it's a priority project so just curious why we haven't identified a date

SPEAKER_11
0:45:07 (0:00:33)

tonight through the mayor we so used it used to be our practice to always identify the date and that practice has changed now it allows more flexibility if staff can schedule public Hearing in terms of you know if we need to delay it a little bit or bring it forward sooner it just it's more it allows for more flexibility so that's why we're recommending that Council just direct staff that we need to schedule public hearing and staff will work to bring this forward as soon as we have all the information available

SPEAKER_06
0:45:41 (0:00:02)

thank you councel French

John French
0:45:43 (0:00:17)

thanks mayor and just working off of councelor stoner's last question I had the same question and next thought is are we talking weeks away months years for a public

SPEAKER_11
0:46:00 (0:00:07)

hearing through the mayor we're aiming for end of May for public

John French
0:46:08 (0:00:29)

hearing okay and staff reports generally include an alternative resolution sometimes the suggestion for an alternative motion indicates that there's no real alternative for one reason or another and we don't even have that in the staff report sometimes we get told another action as directed by Council so with this report not even including an alternative what does that mean like is are you telling us this is this is it this is the only way to

SPEAKER_11
0:46:37 (0:00:31)

go through the mayor my apologies I did include did not include an alternative motion because there really isn't one theoretically speaking council could resend third reading and not direct staff to schedule public hearing you know that's an option that is subject to council discretion but procedurally we have to hold on the public Hearing in order to move these BS forward so that is really there's no other option

SPEAKER_06
0:47:09 (0:00:07)

here are you okay for now councel yeah I might ask you to come back around to me yeah we'll see okay

Armand Hurford
0:47:16 (0:00:01)

councelor penil then

Chris Pettingill
0:47:17 (0:00:54)

Hamilton yeah there was one piece in the report mentioned that staff were pursuing capacity funding and I wasn't clear for what portion of this and you know I understand that you know our district is overwhelmed with work and it's a real challenge but I think we also recognize that Squamish Nation I believe is in much the similar boat and I believe at different times we've talked about you know are there opportunities for us to provide capacity funding to Squamish Nation to sort of work collaboratively on some of the things of mutual interest and to me this strikes me as one of those things where there's a lot of mutual interest benefit and so I'm just wondering if you can speak to how critical that element is and is that sort of an immediate roadblock or is that something we can contemplate and sort of think about a little more down the

SPEAKER_08
0:48:12 (0:01:10)

road through the mayor the capacity funding agreement is in order to provide the district with staff to manage the construction of the barrier which ultimately that's going to be handed over to the district and it will be ours to own and maintain and so we need to ensure that we have enough involvement during the construction phase just to oversee construction and ensure that we're comfortable with that to take ownership at the end if things go smoothly with the public hearing and resoning adoption this could be starting construction later this year and currently the district doesn't have staff to dedicate to overseeing construction and so this capacity funding agreement would allow us to hire a person to have involvement and oversee the construction phase and also it includes some elements for developing the local area service tax as well which will be a requirement creating the bylaws and basically covering all of the staff time required to do that so that we have the financial mechanism set up when we take ownership of the

SPEAKER_06
0:49:23 (0:00:01)

barrier yep follow

Chris Pettingill
0:49:24 (0:00:26)

up yeah and I you know I may maybe getting too far down a rabbit hole which isn't Central here but if I can pursue this a bit further is there an opportunity to sort of recapture or have the service area or whatever the financial model is sort of ultimately fund and reimburse for these initial cost or capacity funding sort of the that can become part of the financial model

Armand Hurford
0:49:50 (0:00:45)

I just I'm G just if I if I could I'm happy if there's an answer readily available for this but part of the what's proposed here with resending this is to be able to get into having this exact conversation so I think we're getting some these could be very important points but I think we're getting ahead this is a mechanism that'll allow us to have the new information and the and have those discussions so if there's an answer readily available I'll take it but this is about a mechanism to allow us to have this conversation in about a month or when the public hearing comes but if there is an answer I'd take it but just general caution Counsel on going too far down this but we will really get into it once we achieve this

SPEAKER_09
0:50:36 (0:00:15)

piece thank you through the chair Heather boxer general manager of financial information technology and procurement Services the local area service tax won't actually engage until after the construction of the barrier so that is it's not something that can be a retroactive

Armand Hurford
0:50:52 (0:00:03)

payment thank you Castor

Andrew Hamilton
0:50:55 (0:00:27)

Hamilton yeah thanks so through the chair speaking to the timing how quickly we can bring this forward Mr Val I think you said something about available information is there any information that's outstanding that we're waiting on either proponent or some outside body for or do we have all the information and we just need to collect it collate it to a point that it can be

SPEAKER_11
0:51:23 (0:00:08)

shared through the miror we're still collecting that information that's my

Andrew Hamilton
0:51:31 (0:00:15)

understanding and are there any critical pieces of information you foresee might restrict us you might anything that puts us at a high risk of not being able to start this process by the end of

SPEAKER_11
0:51:47 (0:00:01)

May

Andrew Hamilton
0:51:48 (0:00:00)

I

SPEAKER_11
0:51:49 (0:00:44)

think I would reflect back to the L public hearing we made a number of assumptions which is typical when you do zoning changes you know you don't have all the detailed information in front of you but you know what you need and you know what sort of information or assurances you need in order to assure that development is feasible so I think we're operating on the same basis here in that we might come to council with full information if we can get there or we might come to council with a set of assumptions to towards which we're working forward to

SPEAKER_09
0:52:33 (0:00:00)

SPEAKER_11
0:52:33 (0:00:21)

and that's what happen last time last assumption was that we're going to find an insurance tool to back stop the de brief flow maintenance and that panned out to be not true so we're back here we might come back to council with another type of assumption and see if that

Armand Hurford
0:52:55 (0:01:20)

works okay any further questions at this point we are going to get it as we've heard we're going to get into the details of this going forward so seeing no other hands I'll move the first two staff recommendations around the in the agenda so one is resin third reading of District Squamish the ocp bylaw number 2500 2017 the amendment bylaw for the chekai River Development number 2615 2018 and then direct staff to schedule public hearing as per the language in the agenda seconded by councelor Stoner I'll be brief to this I this we don't see staff reports that often that on projects that span such a large time period And I think that really speaks to the complexity of what's being contemplated here so I appreciate that this wasn't just one Council go was prior to my election in 2018 that Council so I think just on that this is a appropriate step so we can really understand what it is that will be that we're being asked to contemplate so I'm happy to support any other comments councelor

SPEAKER_12
0:54:15 (0:00:45)

Stoner yeah again thanks for the presentation and ensuring that we're on side with our procedural fairness components in terms of public hearings just want to thank staff and the propon for their ongoing work in trying to cross off as many items on the list as possible it has taken a lot of effort from both sides and look forward to I guess my request would be to get as many of those crossed off the list as possible before it comes back to public hearing because I think that helps narrow the focus of the discussion both with our community with this Council as it moves forward so I think this really is about the funding model for the barrier and if we could focus that conversation there that would be great thank you

Armand Hurford
0:55:00 (0:00:00)

thank

SPEAKER_06
0:55:00 (0:00:02)

you councelor French thanks mayor

John French
0:55:03 (0:00:49)

and speaking in favor of moving this forward this file has a massive amount of information and data attached to it and I too am thankful to staff for combing through all of it and presenting it to us in an intelligent and understandable fashion there's a signific ific amount of risk associated with this project there's Financial Risk there's risk to existing structures potentially and environmental risk and we have a good understanding of those risks because of the good work of our staff and the Consultants that have been brought in to help out with it I definitely think it's time to move this forward so we can get a third opportunity to check in with our community and our residents and hold a public hearing as soon as it can be

Armand Hurford
0:55:53 (0:00:05)

scheduled thank you any other comments councelor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
0:55:58 (0:00:36)

yeah procedurally this is the right thing to do we do need to bring this the huge projects like this we need to make sure that the communities heard on the decisions that we make I hope that this it feels a little bit like one step back but I hope it's one step back with two steps quickly forward to make progress this is a project that I think we have a willing proponent and to with a with a project that is of significant value to the community so I do hope to see this move forward quickly

Armand Hurford
0:56:35 (0:00:09)

thanks okay so seeing no other hands I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you before we get to the second piece just

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011, Amendment Bylaw (Cheekeye Fan CD-82) No. 2306, 2013
0:56:45 (0:00:53)


Armand Hurford
0:56:45 (0:00:53)

in your agenda the second recommended motion staff recommendation the motion the wording is a little is a little odd so what I'll do is I'm going to move the first the first part and I'll read out the correct wording for the for the second item which is that Council direct staff to schedule public hearing for District SCH zoning bylaw number 2221 the amendment bylaw 20306 2013 seconded by councelor Stoner I think we com comments hold on this one as well so without call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you

Temporary Use Permit No. 76 Woodfibre LNG - Floatel
0:57:38 (1:24:50)

A discussion took place regarding the decision on Temporary Use Permit (TUP) number 76 for the WLNG flotel. Mayor Armand Hurford highlighted that there was no staff presentation for this item, but staff was available for questions. The council was reminded that the public hearing was closed, and they were prohibited from receiving new information about the TUP. The scope of the TUP under consideration did not extend to the merits of the WLNG facility currently under construction or any other matters associated with the construction of the forest pipeline. The council was also reminded to maintain a respectful and orderly conduct during the meeting.

During the discussion, various council members expressed their views and concerns. A motion was made by Councillor Lauren Greenlaw to reject the staff recommendation and deny the suggested TUP for the wood fiber flotel, which led to a debate on procedural aspects and the implications of approving or denying the TUP. Concerns were raised about the potential social impacts, safety, and environmental concerns associated with the project. Despite the debate, the motion to deny the TUP was eventually passed. The council discussed the possibility of reconsidering the motion, but it was decided to move on with the agenda without immediate reconsideration, leaving the door open for future discussions or actions within the next 30 days.

Armand Hurford
0:57:38 (0:00:41)

okay Council we're on to item five a one okay Council I have a I have a brief script here I just want to run through to remind everybody about what what's happening here but we lost two counselors so I make sure that we have everybody before we

SPEAKER_06
0:58:20 (0:00:07)

that's okay

Armand Hurford
0:58:27 (0:02:26)

just going to take a quick actually we'll get we'll get going okay so we don't have a staff presentation at this touch point for this item but staff is clearly available to answer questions of clarification the purpose of this agenda item on this evening is for Council to consider a decision regarding temporary use permit number 76 for the wlng flotel on April 23rd public comment opportunity was provided for members of the public to make their views known either verbally or in writing now that the hearing is closed council is prohibited from receiving new information pertaining to the tup the public is reminded this is not a public comment opportunity this is the opportunity for Council to consider a decision Council may ask questions and seek clarification from staff throughout the evening the scope of the temporary use permit under consideration does not extend to the merits of the WG facil facility currently under construction or any other matters associated with the construction of the forest pipeline I would also like to highlight that we are trying to make this a safe space for everyone we're trying to make this portion of the evening a safe space for everyone therefore I ask that members of the public maintain order and quiet during the process do not boo clap stomp or otherwise disrupt the proceedings of council and just as with the public hearing there'll be zero tolerance for disruptive harassment or threatening behavior in the event that an attendee or group is disruptive or impedes an orderly conduct of the meeting I'll provide a verbal warning and if the conduct does not improve I'll have I have the discretion to ask the person or group to leave or to have them escorted from the meeting and lastly please note this meeting is being recorded and web streamed live and that the recording will be posted on the district's website media may be and is present at the meeting and the public can advise the media if they don't want their picture taken so we'll start with are there any points of clarity sorry for those of you joining online councelor Hamilton's restarting his computer or the technology is restarting but he is physically in the room so we'll continue was there a any questions of clarity before we get underway for our staff

SPEAKER_06
1:00:53 (0:00:01)

councelor Stoner

SPEAKER_12
1:00:55 (0:00:07)

I don't a question of clarity for our staff but I do have a comment that I would like to make before a motion gets put on the floor if now is

SPEAKER_06
1:01:03 (0:00:01)

appropriate go

SPEAKER_12
1:01:05 (0:02:04)

ahead so through the chair as everyone is well aware last week we sat through a public hearing on this topic we as council with the support of our staff sat with our community listen and reive six hours of continuous oral submissions with no breaks during those six hours we also received 119 pages of written and submissions some of which were form letters but many of which contained unique insightful and new information at the end of the public hearing I put forward a motion to defer our decision on the matter before us so that we would we could as decision makers have the time to effectively and fairly evaluate all the submissions that were brought forward until the close of the public hearing thankfully this motion was supported by Council but not unanimously it's one of our primary roles as Council in a public hearing which is quasi judicial process to ensure procedural fairness and that all of those who believe to be affected by the matter have a fair and Equitable opportunity to be heard as I reflect on the public hearing a week later and the amount of information received I contend that some of my Council colleagues comments last weeks were at best an action that perhaps unintendedly risk undermining our public confidence in our process and disempower community members participation in public hearings at work it may show that they did not maintain an open mind during the public hearing or have an apprehension of bias on the matter before us this evening as such I would just respectfully request that my Council colleagues consider making comments either now or once a motion is on the floor on their ability to maintain an open mind and address the issue of procedural fairness for all who participate in the public hearing by providing written and oral submissions to me it is important that this be raised this evening for my confidence in the debate around this table in the vote we're about to hold as a body of council it is also important for me to raise this for our community so that they can be assured that the process is being held to a reasonable standard of procedural fairness thank

Armand Hurford
1:03:09 (0:00:14)

you thank you for that and thank you for bringing those concerns forward there were options on how to reply there so I will leave it to the group to see how they'd like to proceed there councelor

Lauren Greenlaw
1:03:24 (0:00:04)

Greenlaw yeah I'd like to test a motion if

Armand Hurford
1:03:29 (0:00:03)

that's go

Lauren Greenlaw
1:03:32 (0:00:13)

ahead okay I'd like to make a motion that we reject the staff recommendation and deny the suggested tup for the wood fiber floel and I'll speak to it if second

Armand Hurford
1:03:46 (0:01:13)

in I have a comment on a negative motion which is if the if that motion is seconded as worded just procedurally I investigated the this is that we would still need to vote on approving the if it's not successful we'd still need to have a debate about the motion about the issuing the permit so the way to resol to get to a resolution here is to move a recommendation and then if you're opposed to vote it down so ra the negative the negative motion like moving to not issue is as strange as it is and perhaps I could look to our staff for better language to clarify that Pro procedurally but it is a bit a bit odd just in case there's other even if this one isn't seconded I think it's important to understand what that emotion that's phrased in the negative achieves just to make sure that we're all clear what we're doing would you am I doing okay in describing that piece

SPEAKER_14
1:04:59 (0:00:28)

you're doing great it's if the you can put a if Council decides to put a motion to refuse the tup on the floor and Council defeats that motion it doesn't automatically approve the tup Council if Council wishes to approve the tup they would need to pass a follow-up motion that still out outlines the conditions and the around the

Lauren Greenlaw
1:05:27 (0:00:03)

tup so I'm okay to make a negative motion

Armand Hurford
1:05:31 (0:00:11)

it's just I wanted to make sure you understood the what the what if that's all so that has been moved I haven't seen a seconder is there seconder for the motion seconded by councelor

Lauren Greenlaw
1:05:42 (0:03:43)

Pettingill okay thanks I want to thank everybody who took part in the public hearing process it's very important to engage in democracy as democracy dies in darkness I have spent 25 years studying Earth Systems with over 10 years working in and around the resource industry I have been a woman in resource camps across the globe and have experienced firsthand sexual violence throughout my career in the resource industry as an earth scientist I am obligated to acknowledge that the scientific consensus is that any new fossil fuel infrastructure is effectively committing to a 2 meter plus sea level rise globally equating to immeasurable expenditures vastly surpassing any economic benefit this project offers to our community the UN has directly employed governments specifically to take action against climate change that we have two years remaining to quote save the world end quote my informed professional and experiential opinions notwithstanding within my jurisdiction as a counselor I support denying the issuance of this tup for the following reasons among others though I appreciate the efforts the proponent has gone to mitigate some social impacts and the commitments that they have made that they have shown to hearing some of the people of the Squamish Nation I still have significant concerns pertaining to the flotel that must be addressed prior to any consideration of issuance in the interest of community Safety First there needs to be made public the gender and cultural impact plan so that it may be considered and informed by unbiased professionals second I see no evidence that the debris flow associated with the Henry with a potential henriet Dam failure does not pose potential risk to the inhabitants of the floel directly down slope and I would like to see a professional assessment to ensure the safety of residents particularly in light of recent intense heat domes followed by atmospheric Rivers which can exacerbate the dangers of infrastructure failure and slope destabilization third I would like to see a cap on both the number of workers and the period of construction it is simply a reality that large scale projects tend to go over work over workers and time budget if there is an excess of workers they will live in some community and undermine the suggested advantages of the flotel fourth we must not forget that this flotel is a solution for less than half of the required workers for this project to reach completion the District of Squamish has been requ reting for at least three councils now and I reiterate this request now that the two separate proponents join to provide a cumulatives impact impacts Report with without which it is extremely difficult to accurately determine the impacts on community submissions by some supporters have of the project in imply that the district has been intentionally delaying process which in my experience is false we are trying to protect our community from the negative outcomes this project will likely bring and that takes capacity expertise and therefore time the proponent claims that this is a consent-based project and this is what consent looks like I hear a lot around this table that we exist by the grace of the province when in fact I would argue We Exist by the grace of the people I have tabulated the public hearing feedback of our community respondents 92% are opposed to the issuance of this tup of the 8% who spoke in favor about half of them were directly financially benefiting from this project the people have spoken overwhelmingly in opposition of the issuance of this tup and I tend to agree for the aforementioned reasons one parting note I don't believe this tup application is consistent with our ocp and I am concerned that by approving this tup will we will open the district up to potential litig litigation for members of the public as the precedent is being set around the world by members of the public bringing legal action to various levels of government for their facilitation of fossil fuel industry over protecting individual rights

Armand Hurford
1:09:25 (0:00:09)

thank you comments counc pill

Chris Pettingill
1:09:34 (0:04:24)

yeah we've heard that we need to make our tup decision with tunnel vision in a silo and that's why you won't hear Council speak much about the broader climate Health social and economic impacts related to the broader project that this tup would facilitate I don't fully agree that we must or should disregard the broader impacts of our decisions most of the time we do consider wider ranging impacts however this is arguably moot here as there are reasons why this tup is not supportable even within the narrow scope some say we must work within the proponents acknowledged and reinforced the risk and impacts that their Workforce may have on our community so much so that they have largely ignored other critical impacts of this tup they claim to care about the risk to women in housing but they've also said that if they don't get their way on a flow they will ignore these legitimate concerns because their timelines are more important than our safety in other words they only care about housing and women's safety when they're getting their way this means I can't rely on their promises and The Limited conditions in the tup to meet the expectations of our community as outlined in its ocp let's be clear the flotel is not proposing significant advancement on key ocp goals if we just compromise on a few less critical areas of the ocp they are threatening us with risk and harm they themselves would create if they don't get their way supporters of wlng have raised concerns about the impacts on and portrayal of workers with the flow tup and lost Economic Opportunity we've not seen sufficient and accurate traffic impact assessment we have given little consideration to the health and other impacts on housing of workers over the long term right next to a toxic landfill and heavy industrial Construction in an apparent Hazard Zone I would never approve any other housing in such circumstances and that's maybe why it's not allowed in our zoning we haven't seen the robust cumulative impacts analysis on things such as the boat launch and highway traffic when the Force and wlng workforces and activities are combined we haven't seen their gender and safety plan and we have seen no research to support the idea that the proposal will actually provide the intended level of mitigation much like this project is proposing the Olympics were a short-term project that resulted in long-lasting impacts Vancouver and Whistler captured permanent infrastructure that helped mitigate against these impacts but with its last flow Squamish did not this is something I often hear lamented in the community it's not something I wish to repeat if I can avoid it housing and safety of women are nonnegotiable but neither are they excuses to ignore the many other impacts of this proposed housing this particular flotel is not the only option available there are better Solutions more line with our ocp we don't get those better Solutions if we facilitate the short-term interest of developers over the short medium and long-term interests of our community I'm frustrated every time I hear that we aren't allowed to say no or there's no point in saying no or if we do say no we'll be ignored it is the job of leaders to stand up and say know when it's hard and when it's appropriate most in our community do not have the privilege we do in these seats and they don't always have the same ability to say no we have an obligation to stand for our community even when we might wish to find procedural excuses to avoid making hard decisions IR ran to fight for what is right for us not just me and to stand up for my community even when it is hard Squamish has punched above its weight over and over again advocating for our community even if we don't always get what we want right away I felt very fortunate to be part of a group of strong leaders around this table and I hope I will be able to stand beside each of you and support you as we make a hard choice but the right choice and continue to fight as hard as we need to afterwards there are better Solutions here and we need to push for them it is unfortunate that we are in this place we have told the proponent over and over again that their consultation has been adequate much of the consultation has been with wood fiber restricted attendance and poor notification I would invite the proponent to actually read and understand the ocp meaningfully engage with the whole community and all of Council on a workable solution and listen if we say engagement is not working then we can find an acceptable solution to the housing we may not all love it but we can find something that we can move forward with finally I invite the proponent to clarify and assert that they will not proceed with any solution that puts women's safety or housing availability at risk if they genuinely care about these things I cannot support this t as it stands and I hope we will collectively come up with something that is more supportable and I'll leave it there for now thank you

Armand Hurford
1:13:59 (0:00:09)

thank you other comments councelor

SPEAKER_12
1:14:08 (0:05:09)

Stoner thank you through the chair I want to begin by thanking our community who participated in the public hearing in all of its different ways physically present tuned in remotely provide written and oral submissions with Civility and with decorum the B topic of wood fiber LNG has been long debated and often divisive within this community I was immensely proud of how our community showed up in a big way to respectfully debate the one small portion of this very large project well we certainly don't always agree on the best way forward one thing is for sure our community cares deeply and passionately about where we are today and what tomorrow will look like even after receiving all the submissions from community and even as I sit here and make these comments I still remain very challenged by the decision that's in front of us today namely because the scope of our decision making Authority the decision before us is not to support or oppose wood fiber project as a whole but whether to allow the temporary moing of a large vessel for 650 workers on a con through the construction phase of this project the development of the wood fiber LNG project as a whole I've stated this many a times flies in the face of climate science as well as our local provincial National and international climate commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that also is not the topic for this evening I also contend that there are potential economic benefits to this project to our community also not the topic of this evening is there's no tax benefit there's no CAC agreement that's coming with the temporary Workforce housing that being said the approvals by other orders of government also don't mean that local jurisdiction doesn't matter and that we have no say I went back and read the Community Charter which I do often in this in this role as it got Ides what we do part five section 15 outlines the count the responsibilities of council members and states that every council member has the following responsibilities to consider the well-being and interest of the municipality and its community and to contribute to the development and evaluation of the policies and programs of the municipality respecting its services and other activities to me in general I don't have enough information on this permit to actually approve it as is this evening whether I support the motion on the floor or not I'm still undecided but there continue to be outstanding questions for me on whether this is actually the right decision for our community predominantly I think that there does need to be a natural hazards assessment is really critical and necessary here our responsibility as a local government is in land use and planning if there were if this was a different built form one that required a building permit then a hazards assessment would apply here while this is a unique building form the mere fact that it's a vessel does not short us of our responsibility to ensure the safety of 650 person a 650 person residential development from assessing and understanding and if need be mitigating the risks of the natural hazards that is core to our ocp it's core to what we do the other reason that I continue to be challenged by this is that we are really challenged by understanding the cumulative impacts of this project as a whole on our housing and on our community this is not a new request it should not be a surprise to the proponent to staff to my Council colleagues or to the community we have long advocated since 2014 and sought to understand the cumul impacts of this project that combine both wood fiber LNG and foris components we have raised the issue with the province over and over again and most recently in the EA Amendment specifically about this flow and imagine that the province heard us they actually put two lines in the EA certificate that says that the holder must establish a committee to engage this Squamish in its Community organizations no less than once per quarter and consult with parties to identify in this condition with the participation of Fortis on issues of impact work force housing safety and community services this must include socioeconomic metrics quarterly reports and potential cumulative issues arising from the concurrent Workforce housing interactions between wood fiber LG and for disc projects this has not been done so I'm not sure how we can actually move forward without that without that context this is particularly true because the numbers that we continue to see are questionable at best the application shows 610 workers at Peak plus 50 anciliary workers on board and that is only that in itself is 10 folks more than there are actually rooms on board that's not to say anything about the additional 190 workers that are referenced in Wood fiber LG's website or the eao submission where they speak to Peak Workforce at 800 or 850 workers so what is the plan B where do those workers go we need to have those conversations before this is approved I would like to raise my hands to what sounds like good work being done on the gender and cultural safety advisory committee this is critical and leading work but I agree that despite being identified as really critical work and I trust the proponent that they are sincere in these efforts and these commitments that they will continue to uphold their commitments to this work whether it's on the flotel or what alternative might look like I'll leave my comments at that for

Armand Hurford
1:19:18 (0:00:12)

now thank you other comments councelor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:19:30 (0:05:00)

yeah thanks very much through the chair I think everybody around this table knows that this is a tough question I was very grateful to have this last week to reflect on everything we heard in the at the public hearing it's been extraordinarily valuable for me to reflect on what our community has heard both on the things that I've heard before and the things that are new to me both in oral and written submissions I was inspired by our community's courage to speak their ability to disagree respectfully and I agree with and I'll not sure if it's appropriate to use names of members of the public well a member of the public who referred to the public hearing as a demonstration of functional democracy and I've reflected quite a lot on what that means what functional democracy means in this context a big piece of this question is about jurisdiction is about who has the authority to say yes and to say no to what in our zoning bylaw the I3 industrial Zone states that bulk gas and fuel loading storage facilities are a permitted use and specifically identifies the woods fiber site in schedule a it is that zoning bylaw that is the piece where we had we had the authority to make a decision on whether we would allow bulk gas and storage facilities on that site so that decision has been made that's where we had our Authority on the existence of this project the question of t76 is not a question of the existence of this project the question of t76 is whether a flotel is an appropriate temporary land use at the wood fiber site and even that small piece of this big puzzle is a difficult question so when we narrow our scope to the question of the tup and not the project as it as a whole we ask ourselves how does this project how does this proposal align with the eight points that are outlined in our ocp in section 31 of our ocp and in those eight points my concerns on this tup application my largest concerns that are not associated with the overall project I have many concerns associated with the over all project that are not the discussion for tonight Traffic Safety in at the site B and Highway 99 intersection that's a direct traffic concern which our tup is attempting to address by not allowing any traffic to and from the flotel I hope that works and when I have reservations on our ability to monitor that the ability for the district to revoke the T up in a case of a permit condition violation means there are large consequences for the proponent in the context in the in the in the event of a violation Hazard management is another concern the Henrietta Lake Dam does create a natural Hazard whose Hazard has not been fully explored for permanent zoning this Hazard would certainly be assessed for temporary zoning it's not clear to me that the hazard assessment should be alleviated so I do have reservations about the absence of a hazard management plan so I still have an open mind to this question and so I would like to hear the remainder of my colleagues comments before making a motion before voting on this

Armand Hurford
1:24:30 (0:00:01)

thank you additional comments

SPEAKER_06
1:24:32 (0:00:05)

Council French I won't be supporting this

Armand Hurford
1:24:37 (0:02:55)

motion okay thank you I can hear the I know wherever we land I can hear the wheels turning of my of my colleagues really wrestling with this with this question and I'd also like to start by thanking the community for coming together at the public hearing last week to have a respectful conversation on what has been a long time a challenging topic for the community over the many years the many speakers took the opportunity to make their voice heard with Grace while those unable to attend provided over 650 pages of Correspondence including nearly 300 pages on the day itself well over half of that came in during the meeting itself I'm thankful to my Council colleagues for supporting the decision to make made that night to defer consideration of the permit until today to ensure everyone who engaged in the hearing process had their opinion taken into consideration during the decision-making process which is where we find ourselves now this motion is challenging for me I would like to have a conversation with Council around the L pieces that we can move in this in the equation I believe that I think I saw a sign to this effect earlier that trust needs to be earned and I'm wondering about opportunities for in our tup process for to consider a shorter initial term and with renewal to give some space for these plans that are regulated by other bodies the outstanding plans are regulated by other bodies by the EA office and I hope that they are and I hope they're reviewed with Vigor and more importantly than that I hope they're effective so I'm wondering about a way to find if we can find a way together to provide opportunity to earn the trust of the community regarding around all of these issues so I'm not going to support this motion but I'm not I'm not in a position to support the tup the recommendation the staff recommendation either so I won't be supporting this and if it fails we'll I'll look to put for something forward that may be able to move us forward together ccor

Chris Pettingill
1:27:32 (0:01:38)

penel yeah mayor for what it's worth you know I debated whether to move myself a motion to defeat or a motion to defer back to staff and I was still thinking about it I ended up deciding to support the motion to defeat because from my perspective I do think there are better Solutions available again I don't know that anyone would love the solutions and maybe that's a sign of a good one but I think there are things that get closer to addressing everyone's concerns I think that requires a lot of dialogue as I mentioned that hasn't happened and so for me a deferral is going to require some commit of the holes and some Community discussion to figure out through what those things are and in Timeline wise that's really no different than defeating this doing that same work and coming back with a new tup like it's in many ways six one half does the other so if we want to go through defeat this motion put a new one in and end up at effectively the same place I guess we could but you know my preference is to just cut this have those discussions have that commit the whole have the proponent do the engagement that I think is needed and figure out these you know what conditions would need to be there what does a solution look like what does a location look like what form of housing do we need so my I would encourage my colleagues to support this and then let's move on with the work together of finding out what a solution looks

Armand Hurford
1:29:11 (0:00:04)

like thank you any additional comments before I call the question councelor

Lauren Greenlaw
1:29:16 (0:01:46)

Greenlaw yeah so again like this is an industry that I basically functioned in for 10 years and my biggest concern